The Online Railbird Report: "SallyWoo" Week's Biggest Winner; Tollerene Leads in 2013

The Online Railbird Report

There’s been an unconventional shake-up at the top of the 2013 online leader board. For most of the year, Kyle “cottonseed1” Hendon led the way, most recently showing $3.7 million in profits. But now, according to HighStakesDB, Hendon has “opted out from having his long term results displayed.” With Hendon opting out, that means Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene is now on top with $3,229,062 in profit. Interestingly, Tollerene took over the top spot without even playing this week.

One player who was in action was “SallyWoo”, who was far and away the week’s biggest winner with $920,721 in profit, which came from 1,904 hands over 13 sessions on Full Tilt Poker. Others who fared well on FTP were Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (+$360,862 in 166 sessions/13,063 hands), “Sanlker” (+$332,869 in 43 sessions/5,833 hands), and “bbvisbadforme” (+174,748 in 25 sessions/2,122 hands). Meanwhile, “Lefort” was the week’s biggest winner on PokerStars winning $172,378 in 2,237 hands over 37 sessions.

On the flip side, there were some pretty big names on the loser’s list including Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (-$500,280 in 11 sessions/1,188 hands), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (-$457,596 in 40 sessions/2,202 hands), Gus Hansen (-$340,396 in 14 sessions/1,809 hands), and “Denoking” (-$225,853 in 3 sessions/1,374 hands).

“SallyWoo” Destroys Gus Hansen at the FLO8 Tables

On Saturday, Oct.12, “SallyWoo” and Gus Hansen squared off at the $2,000/$4,000 fixed-limit Omaha hi/lo (FLO8) tables for 11 hours. The two actually played two sessions with a half-hour break in between.

In the first session, “SallyWoo” pulled out to a $200,000 lead in the first hour, but Hansen won a little back over the next two and a half. “SallyWoo” ended up winning $187,000 in the first session. Not long after, Hansen returned and the two played for six more hours. Things were even for the first hour, but after that the match belonged to “SallyWoo”. Hansen ended up losing $582,000 in 764 hands in the second match, which put him down $769,100 on the day.

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Viktor \"Isildur1\" Blom

Unfortunately FLO8 hands aren’t catalogued, so we’re unable to provide you with any hand highlights from the match.

“bbvisbadforme” vs. “Isildur1”

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, “bbvisbadforme” and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom met at the $300/$600 and $500/$1,000 CAP no-limit hold’em tables. After several hours of play, “bbvisbadforme” walked away with $151,200 in profit, which was enough to make him the day’s biggest winner. Here are a few hands from the match:

Hand #1: At a $500/$1,000 table, “bbvisbadforme” ($318,991.75) opened for $2,000, Blom ($35,946.55) called, and the flop came down {5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. After both players checked, the {7-Clubs} hit the turn and Blom led out for $3,000. “Bbvisbadforme” called, the {2-Diamonds} completed the board on the river, and Blom led out for $8,000. “Bbvisbadforme” responded by capping it with a raise to $25,000 and Blom made the call. “Bbvisbadforme” tabled the {2-Hearts}{k-Spades} for trips, and it was good enough to win the $60,000 pot as Blom mucked.

Hand #2: In the same game, Blom ($30,500) opened for $2,000, “bbvisbadforme” ($56,997) called, and the flop fell {j-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. “Bbvisbadforme” check-called a bet of $2,000 and then check-raised Blom’s bet of $5,000 on the {7-Diamonds} turn up to $26,000, which capped the pot. Blom called with the {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for straight and flush draws, and he needed to hit as “bbvisbadforme” was ahead with the {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. With $60,000 on the line, the river was run twice. Unfortunately for Blom, neither the {2-Clubs} on the first run nor {7-Clubs} on the second helped him, and “bbvisbadforme” scooped the entire pot.

Hand #3:

Kyle “KPR16” Ray Wednesday’s Only Six-Figure Winner

The World Series of Poker Europe has been taking place this week, so it’s understandable that some usual high-stakes characters are busy in France. That led to a lull in action during the middle of the week, though Kyle “KPR16” Ray managed to win $125,500 on Wednesday. That came from 176 hands of $2,000/$4,000 fixed-limit Omaha hi/Low against Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.

The duo played five sessions total, and in the first Ray won $92,000 in 23 minutes! Blom went on to lose $50,000 at the $200/$400 pot-limit Omaha, most of which went to “SallyWoo.”

“Sanlker” vs. “Denoking” in NLHE Action

The only notable action from Thursday was a $200/$400 no-limit hold’em game between Germany’s “Sanlker” and Sweden’s “Denoking.” The two played for 4.5 hours over three tables, and during that time each player pulled out to a six-figure lead. However, when all was said and done “Sanlker” walked away a $225,500 winner.

The match also produced three six-figure pots. Have a look.

Hand #1: “Sanlker” ($141,168.50) opened for $800, “Denoking” ($135,460) called, and the flop came out {5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. “Denoking” checked, “Sanlker” bet $800, and “Denoking” woke up with a check-raise to $3,200. “Sanlker” made the call and then bet $4,000 when “Denoking” checked the {10-Diamonds} turn. “Denoking” woke up with a check-raise to $19,300, “Sanlker” called, and the {k-Clubs} completed the board on the river. “Denoking” wasted little time in betting $66,200, and “Sanlker” made the call. “Denoking” rolled over the {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for the nuts and “Sanlker” mucked. Ship the $179,000 pot to “Denoking.”

Hand #2: “Denoking” ($122,651) opened for $1,000 only to have “Sanlker” ($106,347) three-bet to $3,400. “Denoking” made the call and then watched “Sanlker” fire out $3,400 on the {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{q-Hearts} flop. Not to be outdone, “Denoking” raised to $9,200 and “Sanlker” called, which brought about the {7-Hearts} turn. “Sanlker” proceeded to check-call a bet of $17,300, the {9-Clubs} completed the board on the river, and “Sanlker” check-called another bet, this time $35,800. “Denoking” showed the {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a flush, but it was no good as “Sanlker” held a better flush with the {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. The $131,400 pot was shipped over to “Sanlker.”

Hand #3:

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Biggest Winners/Losers (Full Tilt Poker)

Week’s Biggest Winners (10/11-10/17): “SallyWoo” (+$920,721), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (+$360,862), “Sanlker” (+$332,869), “bbvisbadforme” (+174,748), “Lefort”* (+$172,378)

Week’s Biggest Losers (10/11-10/17): Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (-$500,280), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (-$457,596), Gus Hansen (-$340,396), “Denoking” (-$225,853), “kagome kagome” (-$166,150), “RookieNFL” (-$156,614)

Year’s Biggest Winners: Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene (+$3,229,062), Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker (+$2,776,108), Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn (+$2,259,232), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (+$2,147,194), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (+$1,894,970), Hac “trex313” Dang (+$1,881,137) “Odd_Oddsen”* (+$1,741,318), “no_Ola” (+$1,608,105)

Year’s Biggest Losers: Gus Hansen (-$4,443,285), “samrostan” (-$4,047,179), “MalACEsia” (-$3,773,524), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey (-$2,433,773), “punting-peddler” (-$1,418,715), Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky (-$1,353,624), “patpatpanda” (-$1,330,885), Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver (-$1,220,399), “davin77” (-$1,022,206), “Johnbest” (-$992,253), Rui Cao (-$974,166)

*Denotes PokerStars

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Data, hands and replayer obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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