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The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More

Isaac Haxton

The 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has headlined the online action on PokerStars as of late, but over on Full Tilt Poker the high-stakes cash games have been going strong.

Over the past week, no one did better at the virtual felt than Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton, who won $712,954 in just 2,063 hands over 19 sessions. Other big winners included Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby (+$480,972 in 14 sessions/1,460 hands), Kyle “KPR16” Ray (+$411,456 in 6 sessions/575 hands), and Doug “WCGRider” Polk (+$388,836 in 25 sessions/10,999 hands).

On the other end of the spectrum, no one lost more than “Denoking,” who actually got off to a good start this week only to be dealt a huge blow by Polk, which is highlighted near the end of this week’s Online Railbird Report. Denoking ended up a $948,403 loser after 12,722 hands over 40 sessions.

Other losers included Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$359,672 in 40 sessions/5,178 hands), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey (-$241,965 in 17 sessions/1,408 hands), “kagome kagome” (-$219,342 in 15 sessions/883 hands), and Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (-$170,213 in 5 sessions/1,252 hands).

Haxton Takes $556,800 from “Denoking”

On Friday, September 12, “Denoking” and Haxton sat down at three tables of $50/$100 no-limit hold’em and played for nearly two hours. During that time Haxton took his opponent for $70,000. They then decided to up the stakes and moved up to the $200/$400 tables and onward to $300/$600. They played at eight different tables, and after another few hours Haxton walked away a winner at six of them. All told, Haxton won $556,800 off "Denoking," which included winning all the day’s three biggest pots.

Have a look:

Hand #1: In the biggest hand of the day, "Denoking" ($159,996) opened for $1,500 from the button and then called when Haxton ($151,837.90) three-bet to $5,400 from the big blind. When the flop came down {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{a-Hearts}, Haxton bet $5,400, "Denoking" called, and the {5-Hearts} appeared on the turn.

Haxton bet again, this time $14,256, and "Denoking" called to see the {A-Spades} river. Haxton bet $33,073.90 and then called off when "Denoking" shoved for $134,900. "Denoking tabled" the {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for trips, but it was no good as Haxton had filled up with the {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}. Ship the $303,675.80 pot to Haxton.

Hand #2: "Denoking" ($120,457) raised to $1,500 and called when Haxton three-bet to $5,400, which brought about a flop of {k-Spades}{6-Spades}{9-Hearts}. Haxton continued for $7,128, "Denoking" popped it to $19,200, and Haxton pushed back to the tune of $41,700. Not to be outdone, "Denoking" four-bet to $96,000 and then called when Haxton five-bet shoved for $113,339 total.

"Denoking": {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Haxton: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Both players had flopped top pair, but Haxton’s kicker had him well out in front. The turn and river were run twice, but neither the {3-Spades}{7-Hearts} on the first run nor {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs} on the second helped "Denoking" and he watched the $237,478 pushed to Haxton.

Hand #3:


“Denoking” Rebounds with $228,900 Win Over Polk

A day after getting decimated by Haxton, "Denoking" was back at the no-limit hold’em tables for more action. This time his opponent was Polk, and the duo played for nearly 11 hours at the $50/$100 and $100/$200 tables. When all was said and done, "Denoking" finished a $228,900 winner. Of the more than 4,000 hands played, just three of them were six figures.

The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 101
Doug "WCGRider" Polk

Hand #1: At a $100/$200 table, Polk ($76,889.85) opened for $440 and was met by a three-bet to $2,480 from "Denoking" ($89,923.45). Polk four-bet to $7,440, "Denoking" called, and the flop came down {3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades}, which they both checked. When the {A-Spades} appeared on the turn, "Denoking" bet $21,300 and Polk called. "Denoking" then bet $61,183.45 on the {4-Clubs} river and Polk called off his remaining chips to create a pot of $153,779.70. Denoking tabled the {9-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for flopped trips, and it was good as Polk simply mucked.

Hand #2: Polk ($111,691.35) raised to $440, "Denoking" three-bet to $2,480, and Polk pushed back with a four-bet to $7,440. "Denoking" responded by five-betting to $16,000 and then called when Polk six-bet jammed.

"Denoking": {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Polk: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

With $109,332.70 on the line, the two agreed to run it twice. The {k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop on the first extended "Denoking’s" lead, but Polk picked up a flush draw on the {5-Diamonds} turn. Unfortunately for him, the {2-Hearts} river was blank and "Denoking" locked up half the pot.

On the second run, Polk took the lead on the {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop with a pair of queens, but "Denoking" flopped a flush draw. The {7-Clubs} turn didn’t complete it, but the {J-Spades} river did and "Denoking" scooped the pot.

Hand #3: "Denoking" ($131,290.25) raised to $500 and then called when Polk ($51,136.20) three-bet to $2,200. When the flop came down {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades}, Polk bet $2,420, "Denoking" called, and the {10-Diamonds} appeared on the turn. Polk bet $6,098.40, "Denoking" called, and the {J-Spades} completed the board on the river. Polk opted to shove for his last $40,417.80, and "Denoking" wasted little time in making the call. Polk tabled the {k-Spades}{9-Spades} for a flush, but it was not good enough to win the $102,300 pot as "Denoking" rivered a bigger flush with the {a-Spades}{8-Spades}.

"Denoking" Takes More from Polk; Ray Wins in Tuesday FLO8 Action

On Tuesday, September 16, Kyle “KPR16” Ray finished as the day’s biggest winner after banking $251,600 in a 150-minute afternoon session at the $2,000/$4,000 fixed-limit Omaha hi/lo (FLO8) tables against Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.

Meanwhile, "Denoking" and Doug “WCGRider” Polk were back at the $100/$200 no-limit hold’em tables, and after six hours of play at three tables, the former ended up a $131,100 winner. Despite losing in the match, Polk did take down the day’s biggest pot after being on the good end of a cooler.

Check it out:


Polk Gets His Revenge to the Tune of $736,600

On Thursday, September 18, Polk got his revenge on "Denoking" in a big way at the $200/$400 no-limit hold’em tables. The two played a swingy nine-hour match, though Polk was in the black the entire time before finishing a $736,600 winner. During that time, the two played 14 six-figure pots, two of which were over $300K.

Hand #1: Polk ($195,987) opened for $880 and "Denoking" ($191,013.60) responded with a three-bet to $4,800. Polk then made it $14,400, "Denoking" five-bet to $37,600, and Polk shoved all in. "Denoking" called off and the two agreed to run it twice for the $382,827.20 pot.

"Denoking": {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Polk: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

It was a cooler, but "Denoking" had two chances to get lucky. The {q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{j-Spades}{7-Spades} on the first run gave both players a flush, but of course Polk’s was best. On the second run of {q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, Polk filled up and ended up scooping the pot.

Hand #2: "Denoking" ($169,380.30) opened for $1,400 and then called when Polk ($253,514.60) three-bet to $6,800, which led to a {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop. Polk led out for $10,200, "Denoking" raised to $35,600, and Polk moved all in. "Denoking" called off and just like that there was a $338,760.60 pot on the line.

Polk: {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
"Denoking": {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}

"Denoking" had flopped bottom set while Polk held flush and gutshot straight draws. The two agreed to run it twice, but Polk came up empty when the {10-Spades}{3-Hearts} blanked on the first run followed by the {2-Hearts}{9-Hearts} on the second.

Biggest Winners/Losers from Sept. 12-18

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 102

Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton

$712,954 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 103

“Denoking”

$948,403
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 104

Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby

$480,972 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 105

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom

$359,672
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 106

Kyle “KPR16” Ray

$411,456 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 107

Phil “Polarizing” Ivey

$241,965
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 108

Doug “WCGRider” Polk

$388,836 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 109

“kagome kagome”

$219,342
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 110

Dan “jungleman12” Cates

$283,294 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 111

Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius

$170,213
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 112

Dan “w00ki3z.” Cates

$246,458 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 113

“AthaCliath”

$156,237

Year's Biggest Winners/Losers

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 114

Dan “jungleman12” Cates

$2,963,007 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 115

Gus Hansen

$5,522,853
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 116

Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius

$2,143,568 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 117

Phil “Polarizing” Ivey

$2,276,313
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 118

Mikael “punting-peddler” Thuritz

$1,960,727 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 119

Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion

$1,138,037
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 120

Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton

$1,295,887 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 121

Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond

$1,082,089
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 122

Doug “WCGRider” Polk

$1,142,935 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 123

Paul “MalACEsia” Phua

$823,325
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 124

Christoph “Tight-Man1” Vogelsang

$663,477 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 125

Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky

$705,594
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 126

Niki Jedlicka

$624,921 
The Online Railbird Report: Ike Haxton Wins Big; Doug Polk & "Denoking" Feud, and More 127

Rui Cao

$544,111

Data, hands and replayer obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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