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The Railbird Report: 'MUSTAFABET' February's Biggest Winner So Far

Matthew "MUSTAFABET" Ashton
  • Matthew "MUSTAFABET" Ashton is up $138,476 over 7,203 hands this year or $19.22 per hand.

There's been plenty of action at higher stakes online in the past two weeks. The six-handed no limit hold'em table "Lalage" at PokerStars saw the biggest pots; all three of the biggest hands played in the past 14 days came from this table. Let's take a look at who's up and who's down.

1) "Lottenice" Wins a $91,898 Pot (230 Big Blinds) Versus "Katya_18"
($200/$400 NLHM 6-Handed)

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Two of the best battled it out in a hand on the $200/$400 table "Lalage." "Lottenice" opened the action with a cutoff raise to $900, followed by a fold of Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski on the button. "Katya_18" in the small blind three-bet to $4,000, forcing a fold of big blind Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins. Lottenice called in position.

With $8,400 in the middle, the flop came {K-Spades}{A-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Katya_18 bet $4,197.50 and Lottenice called to grow the pot to $16,795.

The {5-Spades} on the turn would prove a money card and Katya_18 continued betting with $8,395 going to the middle. Once again, Lottenice called. With the pot now at $33,585, the {6-Spades} completed the board. Katya_18 shoved all in, having Lottenice covered.

Lottenice called for $29,156.56 total, turning over {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} for second set. Katya_18 mucked {4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

2) Jordi "prot0" Urlings Wins a $86,825 Pot (217 Big Blinds) Versus "Katya_18"
($200/$400 NLHM 6-Handed)

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On the same table, with the same line-up, it was once again Katya_18 losing a sizable pot. Katya_18, who's been battling on the high stakes for years, opened the cutoff to $900. Perkins called from the button, big blind Jordi "prot0" Urlings over called.

Both prot0 and initial raiser Katya_18 checked on {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Perkins took a stab with a bet of $2,732.40. prot0 check-raised to $7,825.29 and Katya_18 shoved for $40,346.35. Perkins had seen enough and folded but prot0 called.

PlayerHandEquity on {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} 

prot0 flopped the nuts, but he wasn't home safe just yet. Would the board pair, he would leave the $86,825 pot to Katya_18.

The two ran the turn and river twice. None of the four cards paired the board. The first time it came {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, the second time it came {5-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}.

3) Jordi "prot0" Urlings Wins a $85,406 Pot (214 Big Blinds) Versus Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins
($200/$400 NLHM 6-Handed)

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The third biggest hand of the last two weeks came, again, from table "Lalage." In the same session, under the gun Perkins opened to $1,200. prot0 three-bet the cutoff to $3,888 and action folded around to Perkins who called.

Both checked {J-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Spades} so the pot remained $8,376 going to the {6-Clubs} turn. Perkins bet $6,027.12 and prot0 called.

With the pot now at $20,430.24, Perkins bet about half the pot as the {A-Clubs} completed the board. prot0 raised his $9,599.86 bet to $32,488. Perkins called, but mucked upon being shown {Q-Clubs}{K-Clubs} for the nuts by prot0.

Online High-Stakes Action the Last 2 Weeks

The biggest winner was Matthew "MUSTAFABET" Ashton who's been a force on the high-limit 8-Game tables this year. He's up $138,476 over 7,203 hands this year, or $19.22 per hand. In the course of his career, Ashton has made $1,236,231 playing online poker at PokerStars, on top of numerous results in tournament live and online, including a WSOP $50,000 Players Championship bracelet.

Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino lost the most in the last 14 days, he's down $117,375 over 2,588 hands. There are several players down over the last two weeks, who usually show up in the list of winners. Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky, Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn, Alexandre "BiatchPeople" Luneau and "LLinusLLove" are just some of the players who are up overall, but down in February so far.

 (user)namehandsprofit/loss last weekprofit/loss 2017profit/loss all time
 Winning Players    
1Matthew "MUSTAFABET" Ashton2,004+$150,235+$138,476+$1,236,231
5Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro1,274+$83,780-$17,876-$721,040
7Tom "tjbentham" Bentham582+$50,978+$88,060+$242,954
8Tim "otterkopf" Modderman1,477+$49,064$61,931-$25,540
9André "Sira Al Aziz" Santos517+$48,195+$48,955+$83,173
10Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion610+$44,753-$4,159+$249,834
 Losing Players    
1Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino2,588-$117,375-$252,330-$205,162
2Viktor "Isildur1" Blom3,644-$96,759+$23,677+$1,534,848
3Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn1,670-$93,392-$210,556+$4,209,043
5Alexandre "BiatchPeople" Luneau276-$83,176-$50,213+$3,403,556
7Sergey "St1ckman" Vasiliev4,791-$77,386-$249,223+$599,440
9Rakhimov "Furkay" Furkat1,168-$60,967-$34,385-$29,665
10Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky716-$60,093-$41,103+$4,811,616

The 2017 Leaderboard

Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov still leads the 2017 leaderboard, being up $466,282 over 18,273 hands. He has not logged any hands in February so far. The same goes for Dan "w00ki3z." Cates who's still this year's biggest losing player, being down almost half a million.

We expect some of these players to enter the Triton Super High Roller in Manila this week; we'll see if they find time to play some online poker in the meantime.

 (user)namehands 2017profit/loss 2017profit/loss per hand 2017profit/loss all time↑/↓most played game 2017
 Winning players      
1Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov18,273+$466,282+$25.51+$2,357,048NLHM
 Losing players      
1Dan "w00ki3z." Cates8,603-$492,256-$57.21+$853,716-8-Game
2Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins2,218-$365,726-$164.89-$699,059NLHM
3Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino4,905-$252,330-$51.44-$205,162PLO

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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