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The Railbird Report: Bill 'GASTRADER' Perkins Drives the Action

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  • Bill Perkins is arguably the coolest guy in poker right now.

Bill Perkins is arguably the coolest guy in poker right now.

He's the most generous for sure; giving his followers on Twitch and Twitter free money.

He sent 20 lucky followers to the PokerStars Championship Bahamas (among them Bruno Malavazzi) and now he hosts freerolls online.

But giving away free money alone doesn't make him the coolest guy; it's his presence at the table that helps him establish that feat. If Perkins is around, you'll know it because everyone is all smiles.

The constant prop betting makes events he plays more lively and players enjoy their stay more. Just a couple of weeks ago, Perkins participated in the $100,000 Super High Roller at the Bahamas. While Igor Kurganov had just been knocked out - essentially losing $100,000 - he hung around for quite some time and grinned from ear to ear. The reason? Playing Lodden Thinks with Perkins!

The Railbird Report: Bill 'GASTRADER' Perkins Drives the Action 101

The Last Three Weeks' Biggest Pots Online

Perkins has been playing online a good amount in the last couple of weeks. Playing online as "GASTRADER," Perkins has been battling the biggest names in poker on the highest stakes that run. He was involved in all three of the biggest pots of the last two weeks.

1) Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins Wins a $111,531 Pot (279 Big Blinds) Versus LLinusLLove
($200/$400 NLHM 6-Handed)

The Railbird Report: Bill 'GASTRADER' Perkins Drives the Action 102
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"LLinusLLove" opened under the gun for $848 and action folded to "1nvoker" in the small blind who called. Big blind Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins over called from the big blind to create a $2,544 pot, while the re-player makes mention of $1,944.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and both blinds checked. LLinusLLove bet $1,763 and 1nvoker called before Perkins squeezed to $7,284. LLinusLLove called; 1nvoker folded.

With now $20,000 or so in the middle, the {5-Clubs} hit the turn and Perkins bet $13,559.96. LLinusLLove called. He also called the $33,086 bet that followed on the {3-Diamonds} river as well.

Perkins showed {5-Spades}{J-Spades} for the flopped two-pair-turned-full-house and collected the $111,530.80 pot as LLinusLLove mucked.

2) Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins Wins a $110,636 Pot (277 Big Blinds) Versus LLinusLLove
($200/$400 NLHM 6-Handed)

The Railbird Report: Bill 'GASTRADER' Perkins Drives the Action 103
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Under the gun plus one/hijack Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins raised to $1,000 and "CooL1992" three-bet to $4,600 from the button. Both blinds folded and Perkins four-bet to $14,400. CooL1992 called to create a pot of $29,400 going to the flop.

Perkins bet $13,815.65 on {8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and CooL1992 called, followed by the two of them checking the {Q-Clubs} on the turn.

With $57,031 in the middle, the virtual dealer placed the {7-Hearts} on the river to complete the board. Perkins bet just under half pot ($26,802) and "CooL1992" called.

Perkins showed {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} and CooL1992 mucked.

3) "1nvoker" Wins a $110,636 Pot (277 Big Blinds) Versus Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins
($200/$400 NLHM 6-Handed)

The Railbird Report: Bill 'GASTRADER' Perkins Drives the Action 104
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Seated under the gun, "prot0" raised to $800. 1nvoker (cutoff), Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins (button) and "MMAsherdog" (big blind) called.

With $3,400 in the pot, both MMAsherdog and initial raiser prot0 checked on {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}. 1nvoker bet $1,600, followed by a raise to $6,348 from Perkins. This forced out MMAsherdog and prot0 but 1nvoker called to create a $16,097 pot.

1nvoker check-called a bet of $11,586 on the {5-Hearts} turn before he bet out $32,600 into $39,269 on the {5-Clubs} river that paired the board. Perkins called but mucked in the $104,469 pot as 1nvoker showed {7-Hearts}{7-Spades} for the rivered full house.

Online High-Stakes Action the Last 2 Weeks

 (user)namehandsprofit/loss last weekprofit/loss 2016profit/loss all time
 Winning Players    
3Chun Lei "Samrostan" Zhou3,266+$158,690+$18,473+$463,958
4Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov5,027+$153,423+$468,806+$2,359,572
6BERRI SWEET848+$91,243+$71,080+$631,999
7Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang186+$75,457+$75,457+$591,161
8Alexander "Joiso" Kostritsyn3,710+$71,003-$117,164+$4,302,435
 Losing Players    
1Viktor "Isildur1" Blom6,909-$174,952+$120,436+$1,631,607
3Sergey "St1ckman" Vasiliev6,649-$172,962-$171,838+$676,825
4Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins1,232-$143,323-$320,477-$653,810
9Dani "supernova9" Stern848-$93,190-$153,640-$816,047
10Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas755-$88,097-$95,754+$167,860

The 2017 Leaderboard

 (user)namehands 2017profit/loss 2017profit/loss per hand 2017profit/loss all time↑/↓most played game 2017
 Winning players      
1Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov16,367+$473,301+$28.91+$2,364,067NLHM
 Losing players      
1Dan "w00ki3z." Cates8,603-$492,256-$57.21+$853,7168-Game
2Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins2,018-$320,477-$158.80-$653,810NLHM
3Sergey "St1ckman" Vasiliev9,912-$235,692-$23.77+$612,972PLO

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