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The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking $255K

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  • Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky was online poker's biggest winner of the week with $255,433 in profit.

  • Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano dropped $282,953 this week to finish as week's biggest loser.

In this week's Online Railbird Report, which seeks to keep you updated on the high-stakes cash game action on PokerStars, we look take a look at Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky's big win.

Sulsky was far and away the week's biggest winner after banking $255,433 in 4,031 hands spread across 14 sessions. The next closest winner was Daniel "d2themfi" Isaacson, who won a modest $84,310 in 489 hands over 10 sessions. Meanwhile, Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov came in third on the leaderboard with $69,317 in profit, which came in 1,721 hands over 17 sessions.

On the flip side, Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano had a losing week after dropping $282,953 in 2,911 hands over eight sessions. Still, the Spaniard sits atop the yearly leaderboard, albeit it now with "just" $637,917 in profit.

Another player who had a bad week was Sami "LrsLzk" Kelopuro, who lost $102,244 in 3,025 hands over 36 sessions.

Isaacson vs. Haxton in Pot-Limit Omaha Action

According to HighStakesDB, on Thursday, February 25 a $100/$200 pot-limit Omaha game broke out between Isaacson and Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton. After three and a half hours, during which they played 488 hands across nine tables, Isaacson walked away an $84,300 winner. Here's a look at the two biggest hands from the match.

The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 101
Isaac Haxton

Hand #1: Isaacson ($28,920.20) opened for $680 and then called when Haxton ($29,420.05) three-bet to $2,120. The {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop saw Haxton lead out for $2,159, Isaacson raised to $10,795, and Haxton three-bet to $27,300.03. Isaacson called off for $26,800.20 total and just like that there was a $58,000.40 pot on the line.

Isaacson: {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Haxton: {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Both players had flopped a flush draw, but Isaacson's was best in that regard. The two agreed to run it twice, and Isaacson locked up half the pot after making the said flush on the first {2-Hearts} turn and {9-Diamonds} river run out. No diamond appeared on the second, which came the {7-Spades} turn and {10-Spades} river, but Isaacson backdoored two pair to scoop the entire pot.

Hand #2: Haxton ($43,414.86) limped and then called when Isaacson ($30,168.92) exercised his option with a raise to $680, which brought about an {a-Spades}{4-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop. Isaacson bet $1,438, Haxton raised to $4,285.24, and Isaacson just called to see the {A-Diamonds} turn. Isaacson check-called a bet of $7,400 and then check-called off for $17,803.68 when the {K-Clubs} completed the board on the river.

Haxton showed the {6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{q-Hearts} for a counterfeited two pair, but it was no good as Isaacson held a full house with the {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} to win the $60,397.84 pot.

Kuznetsov Takes Kelopuro for $116,400 Playing PLO

On Saturday February 27, Russia's Kuznetsov finished atop the daily leaderboard after winning $48,000 playing PLO against Kelopuro. The two returned on Sunday, and history repeated itself, albeit to the tune of $116,400.

According to HighStakesDB, the duo played met for two short sessions, and surprisingly there were no huge hands. In the biggest, Kuznetsov ($19,000) raised to $680, Kelopuro ($20,918) called, and the flop came down {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}. Kelopuro check-called a bet of $1,078.50, action went check-check on the {8-Diamonds} turn, and the {Q-Hearts} paired the board on the river.

Kelopuro led out for $2,408.65 and Kuznetsov raised to $9,200. Kelopuro proceeded to move all in for $19,359.50 and Kuznetsov called off his last $8,041.50 to create a $38,160 pot. Kuznetsov showed the {q-Clubs}{7-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for queens full of sevens, but it was no good as Kelopuro held a bigger boat with the {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{a-Clubs}.

Not a Good Leap Day for Artinano; Sulsky Wins Big

On Monday, February 29, Sulsky and Artinano squared off at the $100/$200 no-limit hold'em tables and the former managed to take his opponent for $118,900 over the course of the four-hour match.

In the biggest pot of the day, which was a sick hand, Sulsky ($79,281.77) raised to $460 from the button holding the {a-Spades}{6-Spades} and then called when Artinano ($40,958.77) three-bet to $2,000 with the {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}. The {5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop was gin for Sulsky, who raised Artinano's $1,999 bet up to $5,477.16.

The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 102
Andres Artinano

A call was made and Artinano hit his card when the {Q-Hearts} peeled off on the river. He check-called a bet of $9,216.15 and amazingly the {6-Hearts} spiked on the river to give Sulsky quads! Artinano checked, Sulsky bet $33,384.62, and Artinano called off for $24,265.46 only to watch the $81,917.54 pot pushed to his opponent.

On Tuesday, the two were back at it and again things went well for Sulsky, who topped the daily leaderboard after taking Artinano for $160,900 across three tables in six hours.

In the biggest pot of the day, Sulsky ($41,243.42) opened for $460 and then called when Artinano ($62,953.51) three-bet to $2,000. When the flop came down {5-Clubs}{j-Spades}{2-Hearts}, Artinano checked and Sulsky bet $2,318.84. Artinano woke up with a check-raise to $7,154.82, Sulsky called, and the {J-Clubs} paired the board on the turn.

Artinano led out for $7,323.05, Sulsky raised to $14,646.10, and Artinano called before checking the {A-Hearts} river. Sulsky moved all in for $17,442.50 and Artinano called with the {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}. It was no good though as Sulsky held a full house with the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} to lay claim to the $82,486.84 pot.

Kelopuro Books a Win at $100/$200 PLO Tables

On Wednesday, March 2, Kelopuro finished as the biggest winner of the day after winning $91,200 off Kuznetsov after two and a half hours and 441 hands at the $100/$200 PLO tables.

The biggest of those hands happened when Kuznetsov ($36,452.27) raised to $680, Kelopuro ($43,285.73) called, and the flop came down {3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Kelopuro check-called a bet of $958.66 and then checked the {4-Diamonds} turn. Kuznetsov bet $2,516.49 and then called when Kelopuro check-raised to $10,904.79.

When the {Q-Spades} completed the board on the river, Kelopuro bet $20,131.92 and Kuznetsov called. Kelopuro tabled the {2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for a wheel, and it earned him the $65,310.74 pot as Kuznetsov simply mucked.

Biggest Winners/Losers from Feb. 25 – March 2

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 103

Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky

$255,433 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 104

Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano

$282,953
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 105

Daniel "d2themfi" Isaacson

$84,310 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 106

Sami "LrsLzk" Kelopuro

$102,244
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 107

Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov

$69,317 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 108

"Chung ho"

$61,722
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 109

Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion

$64,056 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 110

Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz

$57,090

Biggest Winners/Losers of 2016

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 111

Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano

$637,917 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 112

Alex "Kanu7" Millar

$558,835
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 113

Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky

$335,614 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 114

Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates

$242,695
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 115

"Cobus83"

$257,285 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 116

"candela2005"

$212,068
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 117

"hhecklen"

$116,312 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 118

"40and7"

$175,332
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 119

Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz

$97,914 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 120

"I_Mr_U_Bean"

$173,210
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 121

"bazzzzzzz"

$87,377 
The Online Railbird Report: Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Big Winner After Banking 5K 122

"Aron0621"

$161,152

*Lead photo courtesy of globalpokerindex.com.

Data and hands obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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