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The Online Railbird Report: Antonius Week's Biggest Winner, Ivey Loses Again & More

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Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius was the second-biggest winner in last week's Online Railbird Report with $614,207 in profit, and this week he did even better by finishing in the top spot with $718,952 in just 891 hands over five sessions. It was a welcome win that put him up on the year, and no doubt helped him absorb the €100,000 buy-in he lost in the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller, which is happening now.

Likewise, it was a good week online for perpetual loser Gus Hansen, who managed to win $275,807 in 3,664 hands over 34 sessions. However, like Antonius, he too lost his €100,000 in Monte Carlo. Rounding out the top five online winners for the week are Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (+$234,151 in 14 sessions/1,191 hands), “Carlooo13” (+$185,374 in 15 sessions/891 hands), and Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar (+$173,303 in 2 sessions/733 hands).

As for the losers, no one did worse than Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who dropped a modest (at least by his standards) $426,441 in 5,495 hands over 56 sessions. Others who did not fare well were “Trueteller” (-$344,865 in 17 sessions/2,122 hands), “MalACEsia” (-$299,748 in 4 sessions/1,139 hands), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey (-$243,885 in 16 sessions/868 hands), and the biggest winner from the past two weeks, Niki Jedlicka (-$238,052 in 7 sessions/572 hands).

Galfond Tops the Saturday Leaderboard

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Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond

Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond took a four-day break from the virtual felt, and when he returned he promptly won $240,800 to top the daily leaderboard on Saturday. Galfond’s win came at the 8-Game tables, which is where he squared off against for Elior “Crazy Elior” Scion for three hours.

On a side note, the day’s biggest pots actually took place at the $300/$600 no-limit hold’em tables, though that game didn’t produce any big winners. Nonetheless, we thought we’d share the day’s two biggest pots.

Hand #1: In a six-handed game, “Call_911” ($70,571.65) opened for $1,800 from the hijack and received a call from Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar ($89,846.40) in the cutoff. “MalACEsia” ($60,000) then three-bet to $6,300 from the button, the blinds both folded, and “Call_911” four-bet to $14,400. Millar got out of the way, “MalACEsia” shoved all in for $60,000, and “Call_911” made a quick call.

“MalACEsia”: {a-Spades}{5-Spades}
“Call_911”: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

“MalACEsia” had some major kicker problems, and it ended up costing him $60K as the board ran out a dry {j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. Ship the $122,697 pot to “Call_911.”

Hand #2: Once again action was six handed when “MalACEsia” ($148,947.30) opened for $1,200 from the cutoff and was met by a three-bet to $3,600 from “Trueteller” ($59,700) on the button. The blinds folded, “MalACEsia” four-bet to $8,100, and “Trueteller” called, which brought about a flop {4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}.

“MalACEsia” bet $9,300, “Trueteller” called, and the {2-Hearts} appeared on the turn. This time “MalACEsia” shoved all in, and “Trueteller” snap-called off for $42,300. “MalACEsia” tabled the {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}, but it was no good as “Trueteller” had made a flush with the {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The meaningless {10-Spades} was put out on the river, and then “Trueteller” was pushed the $120,297 pot.

Antonius Has a Pleasant and Profitable Easter

It’s been a good month for Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius, who is up almost $1.3 million in April. His latest win came on Easter Sunday when he banked $466,500 playing $1,000/$2,000 fixed-limit Omaha Hi/Lo (FLO8) for a little over two hours.

Among the players the Finn squared off against were Full Tilt Poker Professional Viktor "Islidur1" Blom, Kyle “KPR16” Ray and Phil “Polarizing” Ivey. Blom was the game’s biggest loser with a $272,500 loss, while Ray ended up down $173,200.

Here’s a look at one of the more notable hands from that match:

Here are some other Easter notes:

  • Niki “RealAndyBeal” Jedlicka took a break from Full Tilt Poker to try his luck on PokerStars, and his heater continued there where he won $214,500 playing 2-7 triple draw.
  • Viktor “Isildur1” Blom lost $103,500 to Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker at the $2,000/$4,000 2-7 tables.
  • Noah “Exclusive” Boeken won $135,500 playing $500/$1,000 mixed games.
  • Gus Hansen won $166,200. He was actually up $273,700 against Alex “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn at the triple draw tables, but he ended up losing $168,000 of it back. Toss in a $56,500 win against “Trueteller,” and it turned out to be a good holiday for the “Great Dane.”
  • ”Tight-Man1” won $114,400 playing $300/$600 no-limit hold’em, which is where the day’s biggest pot took place.

In the hand, “Trueteller” ($199,329) opened for $1,800 under the gun and “Rhje” ($60,000) called from the button. “MalACEsia” ($65,681.60) came along from the big blind, and three players took a flop of {6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{q-Spades}. “MalACEsia” checked, “Trueteller” bet $2,850, and “Rhje” folded. “MalACEsia” then check-raised to $8,400, “Trueteller” called, and it was heads-up action to the {J-Hearts} turn.

“MalACEsia” proceeded to check-call a bet of $11,250 and then check-called all in for $44,231.60 when the {Q-Hearts} completed the board on the river. “Trueteller” tabled the {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for trips, and it was good enough to win the $133,463 pot as “MalACEsia” simply mucked his cards.

Millar Makes Money on Monday

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Alex Millar

On Monday, April 21, Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar topped the daily leaderboard after winning $142,700 playing $300/$600 no-limit hold’em. The game, which ran for nearly seven hours, featured the usual roster of regulars, but it was Millar who walked away the biggest winner. That said, “Rhje” wasn’t too far behind with $117,900 in profit, which included winning the day’s second-biggest pot.

In it, “MalACEsia” ($81,118) opened for $1,500 from the cutoff only to have “Trueteller” ($68,715.80) three-bet to $4,500 from the button. “Rhje” ($94,457.90) then four-bet to $10,800 from the small blind, the big folded, and “MalACEsia” followed suit. From there, “Trueteller” shoved all in and “Rhje” called.

“Trueteller”: {3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
“Rhje”: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The two agreed to run it twice, but neither the {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} on the first nor {7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} on the second helped “Trueteller,” and he watched the entire $139,529 pot pushed to his opponent.

“Denoking” Takes on Sulsky & “Trueteller” in Tuesday Action

On Tuesday, April 22, “Denoking” finished as the day’s biggest winner with $212,800 in profit after defeating Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky and “Trueteller” in respective heads-up no-limit hold’em matches.

In regards to Sulsky, it took “Denoking” 90 minutes to win $85,000 over three tables of $50/$100 NLHE. From there, it was on to the $400/$800 stakes to play at two tables against “Trueteller,” who he relieved of $127,000 in 47 minutes. Here’s a look at the biggest hand from that match:

Week's Biggest Winners/Losers

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius$718,952 Viktor "Isildur1" Blom-$426,441
Gus Hansen$275,807 "Trueteller"-$344,865
Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond$234,151 "MalACEsia"-$299,748
"Carlooo13"$185,374 Phil "Polarizing" Ivey-$243,885
Alex "IReadYrSoul" Millar$173,303 Niki Jedlicka-$238,052

Year's Biggest Winners/Losers

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
Niki Jedlicka$1,424,389 Gus Hansen-$2,586,162
Dan "jungleman12" Cates$1,111,802 "samrostan"-$2,367,039
Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius$879,754 Phil "Polarizing" Ivey-$2,008,665
Doug "WCGRider" Polk$760,028 Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion*-$912,776
"Tight-Man1"$690,745 Viktor "Isildur1" Blom-$765,000
Alex "Alexonmoon" Luneau$627,829 "MalACEsia"-$475,412
Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion*$380,533 "tyme2gamb0l111"-$382,849

*Denotes PokerStars

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