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The Railbird Report: "kkopghy" Dominates, Wins $304,834 in Three Weeks

Brian Hastings
  • The Railbird Report is back this week with a bang: "kkopghy" wins $304,834.

In this week's Online Railbird Report, PokerNews looks into the three major pots in the last three weeks, online high-stakes action and the 2016 leaderboard, which has some small changes but largely looks the same, despite the passing of time.

The Last Three Weeks' Biggest Pots Online

Some rather large pots have been played the last three weeks. The biggest of them all was a major all in between four players on a $200/$400 PLO table. See who won and who lost right here.

1) A $178,132 Pot (445 Big Blinds) Involving Chun Lei "SamRostan" Zhou, "Grazvis1," Sami "LrsLzk" Kelopuro and Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov
($200/$400 PLO 6-Handed)

The Railbird Report: "kkopghy" Dominates, Wins 4,834 in Three Weeks 101
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"BERRI SWEET" was first to act and made it $1,880. His neighbor folded. Sami "LrsLzk" Kelopuro called from the cutoff before Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov squeezed on the button to $8,600. Zhou, in the small blind, repotted to $30,440 and "Grazvis1" cold called from the big blind. While BERRI SWEET folded, all other players were up to see a flop and they called to grow the pot to a massive $124,200.

On {4-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, Zhou shoved for $24,968. Grazvis1 called all in for $21,841, Kelopuro called for $1,396 and Kuznetsov committed his last $8,453 to get to a total pot of $178,131.

PlayerHandPre-Flop Equity(chop)Flop Equity(chop)
Chun Lei "SamRostan" Zhou{A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{5-Spades}{J-Hearts}38.56%(0.26%)31.25%(0.38%)
Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}29.08%(2.66%)54.17%(0.57%)
Sami "LrsLzk" Kelopuro{7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}9.80%(4.83%)4.36%(0.19%)

The chop equity above is for running it once, but the four of them decided to run the turn and river twice. The first time it came {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, making Grazvis1 two pair that was somehow good, turning his 9.66 percent into a winner. The second time it came {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}, making Zhou quads.

2) "Aron0621" Wins a $157,356-Pot (393 big blinds) versus Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov
($200/$400 PLO Heads Up)

The Railbird Report: "kkopghy" Dominates, Wins 4,834 in Three Weeks 102
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This hand started with Kuznetsov opening his button for $1,360. "Aron0621" three-bet to $4,240
and called as Kuznetsov four-bet to $12,880.

With already $26,080 in the middle, Aron0621 checked on {6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Kuznetsov bet $10,800 and Aron0621 called to grow the pot to $47,680.

The {Q-Diamonds} hit the turn, and this time around, Aron0621 check-called a bet of $47,517 - almost pot.

As the {10-Diamonds} completed the board, the pot was already $142,714 and Kuznetsov had just $7,329 behind. Aron0621, who had his opponent easily covered, pushed all in. Kuznetsov called holding {10-Spades}{J-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{A-Clubs} for top-two. Aron0621 showed {6-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for a backdoor flush and scooped the pot.

3) "fjutekk" Wins a $147,737-Pot (369 big blinds) versus David "Bullitos" van der Weele
($200/$400 PLO Heads Up)

The Railbird Report: "kkopghy" Dominates, Wins 4,834 in Three Weeks 103
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Aron0621 folded followed by a button raise from "fjutekk" to $1,720. Small blind David "Bullitos" Van der Weele three-bet to $5,880 and Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz folded his big blind. fjutekk called to see a flop in a $12,800 pot.

Van der Weele bet $8,400 on {4-Clubs}{10-Spades}{A-Spades} and fjutekk called. With now $29,600 in the middle, a third spade hit with the {7-Spades}. Van der Weele bet $14,400 and fjutekk called once more.

The {3-Clubs} completed the board and Van der Weele bet pot for $58,400. fjutekk called all in for $44,668.71 holding {8-Spades}{9-Spades}{J-Spades}{A-Hearts} for a flush. Van der Weele tabled {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{K-Spades} for nothing but a pair of jacks and a blocker for the nut flush, leaving the pot to his opponent.

Online High-Stakes Action the Last 3 Weeks

The last time we did an update was on Nov. 17. Since then, "kkopghy" has won almost $400,000, more than double than that of anyone else. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, who was for a long time this year's biggest losing player, again ended up in the black. Here's the latest online.

 (user)namehandsprofit/loss last weekprofit/loss 2016profit/loss all time
 Winning Players    
3André "Sira Al Aziz" Santos271+$75,756+$122,235+$51,851
4Sergio "VeGeTTo89" Martí1,860+$74,657+$263,384+$319,996
8Viktor "Isildur1" Blom16,644+$30,398-$494,792+$1,506,168
 Losing Players    
1Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko4,178-$215,697-$185,803-$397,230
2Dan "w00ki3z." Cates3,317-$166,186-$117,514+$1,146,640
3Jean-Robert "Jaqueline" Bellande4,936-$149,793-$167,474-$1,315,745
4Dani "supernova9" Stern2,148-$125,136-$333,043-$767,504
5Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz2,977-$111,589+$462,254+$1,322,802
6Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias1,100-$108,697-$155,518+$19,175
7Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins34-$77,870-$134,563-$361,575
9Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang206-$62,184-$58,660+$515,704
10Matthias "Mati312" Brandner521-$59,831-$51,859-$56,993

The 2016 Leaderboard

Not a whole lot has changed since we last checked up on the biggest winning and losing players of the year. In the winning section, a swap of places has taken place with Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano now back in second while Thuritz takes the bronze.

Both lost, but Thuritz dropped more than Artinano to drop down a spot. The biggest winner of the year remains Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky.

"candela2005" lost a bit but remains in third spot. Both "bodamos" and Alex "Kanu7" Millar did not record any hands the past three weeks.

 (user)namehands 2016profit/loss 2016profit/loss per hand 2016profit/loss all time↑/↓most played game 2016
 Winning players      
1Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky85,257+$859,771+$10.08+$4,896,9748-game
2Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano29,511+$539,974+$18.29+$960,962NLHM
3Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz51,751+$462,254+$8.93+$1,322,8028-Game
 Losing players      
2Alex "Kanu7" Millar28,694-$635,521-$22.14+$2,625,070-NLHM

As an extension of the Railbird, look for tomorrow's piece on Brian Hastings quitting poker.

Brian Hastings

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