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The Railbird Report: Kuznetsov and Blom Start Year Hot, Hansen Back Online

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Gus Hansen and Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov
  • 21 days into the new year and there's already a runaway leader: Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov.

We're already three weeks into 2017 and with live events everywhere, player focus hasn't exactly been on the online cash games all that much. But while big money traded hands at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas and at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, there was still plenty of action online.

The Three Biggest Pots Online This Year

We take a look at the three biggest online pots of 2017 so far.

1) Andras "probirs" Nemeth Wins a $127,226-Pot (318 big blinds) versus Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins
($200/$400 NLHM 6-Max)

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Andras "probirs" Nemeth was first to act and raised to $896. His raise was called by Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins in the cutoff and Philippe "takechip" D'Auteuil on the button. Both blinds folded and it was three-way to the flop.

Nemeth continued for $2,495.08 into $3,288 on {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. Perkins shoved all in for $61,968.80. D'Auteuil folded; Nemeth called.

PlayerHandFlop Equity
Andras "probirs" Nemeth{Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}55.86%
Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins{A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}44.14%

The {7-Diamonds} on the turn gave Perkins some additional outs but the {3-Spades} that completed the board was a blank and the $127.226 pot went to Nemeth.

2) Dani "supernova9" Stern Wins a $81,027-Pot (405 big blinds) versus "BERRI SWEET"
($100/$200 PLO HU)

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Dani "supernova9" Stern opened his button to $680 followed by a three-bet to $2,120 by "BERRI SWEET." Stern called in position to go see a flop with already $4,400 in the middle.

BERRI SWEET continuation bet $3,237.75 on {9-Clubs}{K-Spades}{5-Spades} and Stern called to see the pot grow to $10,875.50.

The {5-Clubs} on the turn paired the board and BERRI SWEET checked. Stern bet $8,094.38 and a call followed.

With now $27,064.26 in the pot, the {7-Hearts} completed the board. BERRI SWEET checked again and called Stern's $26,981 bet.

Stern showed {5-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for a full house and BERRI SWEET mucked, leaving the $81,026.78 pot to his opponent.

3) Dani "supernova9" Stern Wins a $66,344-Pot (332 big blinds) versus "BERRI SWEET"
($100/$200 PLO HU)

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In that same session, Dani "supernova9" Stern won another decent pot. He once again opened his button to $680 and this time BERRI SWEET just called to get the pot to $1,320 going into the flop.

BERRI SWEET checked on {8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{A-Clubs} and called Stern's $1,077.75 bet that followed, growing the pot to $3,475.50.

Both then checked the {9-Spades} on the turn and the {5-Spades} completed the board. BERRI SWEET bet $1,796.25 and Stern raised to $8,981.25. BERRI SWEET shoved for $32,332.50. Stern called with {2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for the rivered full house. BERRI SWEET showed {8-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}.

The 2017 Leaderboard

We're 21 days into the new year and we already have a runaway leader: Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov. The Russian high-stakes regular is up almost $300,000 for the year, growing his total net profits to over $2.2 million. Right behind him sits Viktor "Isildur1" Blom who's up just shy of $260,000 for the year.

Dan "w00ki3z." Cates and Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn are the biggest losing players so far this year. Remarkable name at the bottom list is that of Gus "broksi" Hansen who stated he didn't want to burn his hands on online poker for some time, but did log 499 hands this year at stakes of $25/$50 and up.

 (user)namehandsprofit/loss this yearprofit/loss all time
 Winning Players   
1Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov11,336+$315,382+$2,206,149
2Viktor "Isildur1" Blom19,611+$295,388+$1,806,559
7Andras "probirs" Nemeth1,300+$71,280+$42,571
10Luke "bit2easy" Reeves1,496+$62,176+$111,853
 Losing Players   
1Dan "w00ki3z." Cates8,603-$492,256+$853,716
2Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn3,434-$188,167+$4,231,431
3Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins786-$177,155-$510,488
4Chun Lei "SamRostan" Zhou2,206-$140,217+$305,268
6Gus "broksi" Hansen499-$62,378-$1,454,867
8Dani "supernova9" Stern4,297-$60,450-$722,857
9Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino667-$60,419-$13,251
10Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias1,422-$55,703-$36,948

The above top winners and losers in online poker for 2017 only consist of PokerStars accounts. All public data courtesy of If you want to opt out of being listed in this update on high-stakes action, send an email with your username to

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