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The Online Railbird Report: Tollerene & Haxton Win Big; Blom Drops $1,474,629

Online Railbird Report

In last week’s Online Railbird Report, we highlighted Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s remarkable $1,703,125 win against Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene in six hours. Unfortunately for the Swede, he couldn’t hold on to it as Tollerene recouped $1.5 million of it last Friday. Tollerene finished as the week’s biggest winner with $1,209,540 in 3,253 hands spread across 33 sessions.

Other winners included Issac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton (+$504,568 in 13 sessions/1,818 hands) and “SallyWoo” (+$299,494 in 10 sessions/649 hands) on Full Tilt Poker, and “Odd_Oddsen” (+$316,225 in 112 sessions/7,575 hands) over on PokerStars.

Not surprisingly, Blom was the week’s biggest loser, having dropped $1,474,629 in 12,760 hands across 151 sessions. Other losers included Tom “durrrr” Dwan (-$385,066 in 7 sessions/908 hands) and Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic (-$309,456 in 19 sessions/1,789 hands) on FTP, and Ignat “0Human0” Liviu (-$296,217 in 106 sessions/5,751 hands) on PokerStars.

“Sanlker” Takes Blom for $213,000 in Saturday Action

On Saturday, April 6, a $500/$1,000 capped no-limit hold’em game sprung up on Full Tilt Poker between Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and “Sanlker”. The two have a storied rivalry, but this day belonged to the German, who relieved his Swedish foe of $213,000 in 45 minutes. The two played many pots that capped out at $60,000, and here are a few.

Hand #1: “Sanlker” ($35,000) opened for $2,000 on the button, Blom ($73,993) called from the big blind, and the flop came down {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. Blom ended up check-calling a bet of $2,400, the {3-Spades} turned, and again Blom check-called a bet, this time $5,896. When the {10-Spades} completed the board on the river, Blom checked for a third time and then called when “Sanlker” bet $19,704. “Sanlker” tabled the {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a full house, and it was good, as Blom sent his cards to the muck.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

Hand #2: “Sanlker” ($123,416.75) opened for $2,000 only to have Blom ($30,000) three-bet to $6,000. “Sanlker” responded by four-betting the cap of $30,000, and Blom called.

“Sanlker”: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Blom: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

It was a flip, and one that would come down in “Sanlker’s” favor as the board ran out {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. Ship the $60,000 pot to “Sanlker.”

Hand #3: Blom ($62,841.75) opened for $2,000, “Sanlker” ($30,000) called, and the flop fell {9-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Clubs}. “Sanlker” check-called a bet of $2,000 and then promptly checked the {7-Diamonds} turn. Blom kept the pressure on with a bet of $5,000, “Sanlker” called, and the {6-Clubs} completed the board on the river. “Sanlker” checked for a third time and then called off his last $21,000 after Blom bet that exact amount. Blom tabled the {7-Clubs}{8-Spades} for a pair of sevens, but it was no good as “Sanlker” rolled over the {K-Spades}{10-Clubs} to take down the $60,000 pot.

FTP’s The Professional vs. PokerStars’ Team Online

On Sunday, April 7, Blom was back at the $500/$1,000 Capped NLHE tables to take on Ike “luvtheWNBA” Haxton. The two played for nearly two hours, and it was Haxton who walked away a nearly $500,000 winner. Again, there were plenty of capped pots including the following two examples.

Hand #1: Blom ($43,497.75) opened for $2,000 and then called when Haxton ($47,498.25) three-bet to $5,000, leading to an {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop. Haxton led out for $3,000, Blom called, and the {2-Spades} turned. Blom ended up calling a bet of $6,000, the {10-Hearts} completed the board on the river, and Haxton led out for $16,000. Blom made the call, but he had to regret it as Haxton rolled over the {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for a rivered full house.

Hand #2: Haxton ($37,263.30) opened for $2,000, Blom ($30,000) three-bet to $6,000, and Haxton capped it at $30,000. Blom called with the {A-Spades}{9-Spades} and needed help against the {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} of Haxton. The {9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} flop paired Blom’s nine, but he needed even more help if he hoped to win the $60,000 pot. The {6-Clubs} turn wasn’t what he needed, and neither was the {8-Clubs} river. Haxton’s jacks held, and he was pushed the pot.

Blom Recoups $583,000 in Tuesday Action

We mentioned earlier that Blom had won $1.7 million last week only to turn around and give it back a day later. You can read about this here. On Tuesday, Blom got things back on track and profited $583,000 after playing ten hours at various games such as 2-7 triple draw, fixed-limit Omaha hi/lo and pot-limit Omaha. Approximately $200,000 of that came from Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene at the $50/$100 PLO tables, and an additional $126,000 at the $100/$200 stakes. It was at the latter that the biggest pot of the day occurred.

Biggest Winners/Losers (Full Tilt Poker)

Week’s biggest winners (4/5-4/11): Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene (+$1,209,540), Ike “luvtheWNBA” Haxton (+$504,568), “Odd_Oddsen”* (+$316,225), “SallyWoo” (+$299,494), “SetoKaiba1” (+$217,084), Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies (+$172,849)

Week’s biggest losers: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$1,474,629), Tom “durrrr” Dwan (-$385,066), Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic (-$309,456), Ignat “0Human0” Liviu* (-$296,217), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (-$265,025), Ben “Ben86” Tollerene* (-$158,587)

Year’s biggest winners: Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn (+$3,842,936), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (+$2,590,000), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (+$1,994,041), Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene (+$1,984,213), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (+$1,762,651), “SallyWoo” (+$1,161,110), Kyle “cottonseed1” Hendon (+$1,133,267), “Odd_Oddsen”* (+$916,096), “1Il|1Il|1il|”* (+$868,198), Ronny “ronnyr37617” Kaiser (+$728,550)

Year’s biggest losers: Gus Hansen (-$2,792,068), Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky (-$1,912,580), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey (-$1,606,502), “patpatpanda” (-$1,330,885), Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver (-$1,220,399), “punting-peddler” (-$1,099,064), “CRAIN85” (-$925,500), “samrostan” (-$863,299), Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar (-$826,652)

*Denotes PokerStars

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