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The Railbird Report: Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov Wins the Most

Timofey Kuznetsov
  • Kuznetsov has overtaken "RaúlGonzalez" as this year's biggest winner online.

There wasn't a ton of action on the highest of stakes, but still there were some interesting hands played and some movements noticed in the leaderboards. Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov was the biggest star for the last two weeks, winning the most money. He battled with a small legion of other familiar faces on the $100/$200 tables, coming out on top.

In this week's biggest pot, however, he ended up losing. In fact, he got it in with a mere six percent equity, and that's saying something in Pot Limit Omaha. The match didn't last too long, but the battle with "RaúlGonzalez" was intense. The current No. 1 on the 2017 leaderboard up against the No. 2 of that same list.

Here's a look at this week's three biggest pots:

1) "RaúlGonzalez" Wins a $54,742 Pot (273 Big Blinds) Off Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov
($100/$200 PLO HU)

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"RaúlGonzalez" opened the button for $680 and big blind Kuznetsov three-bet to $2,120. RaúlGonzalez called in position, growing the pot to $4,400.

Kuznetsov checked on {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts} only for RaúlGonzalez to bet $3,237.75. Kuznetsov check-raised to $14,030.25, calling the shove for $25,171 that followed.

PlayerHandEquity on {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov{K-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts}5.98%

Kuznetsov was drawing slim and would not get away with it. The two ran the turn and river twice, and both times RaúlGonzalez ended up dragging in the pot. Both times it came a heart first, to give Kuznetsov a flush draw. The first time the {Q-Hearts} hit and his draw was live but the river came the {7-Diamonds} gifting the pot to RaúlGonzalez.

The second time it came a heart again but the {8-Hearts} paired the board giving RaúlGonzalez a full house. Kuznetsov now held trips but the {J-Hearts} on the river did not give him a higher full house and again the pot went to RaúlGonzalez.

2) Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn Wins a $54,742 Pot (273 Big Blinds) Off "bodamos" and "RaúlGonzalez"
($250/$500 PLO 6-Handed)

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Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn limped in for $500, and Brian "aba20" Townsend raised to $3,000, according to the playback. "Bodamos" called for $2,500 before RaúlGonzalez pushed for $5,062. This push was called by Kostritsyn, Townsend and bodamos.

With $20,500 in the middle, the flop came {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. Kostritsyn pushed for $14,937 and Townsend folded. Bodamos called.

PlayerHandEquity on {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}46.25%

While bodamos had two pair, Kostritsyn was in the lead with his over-pair, backdoor-straight and flush draw.

The {A-Hearts} on the turn helped Kostritsyn in the lead and the {J-Clubs} on the river was too late to help RaúlGonzalez.

3) "BERRI SWEET" Wins a $51,084 Pot (255 Big Blinds) Off Dani "supernova9" Stern
($100/$200 PLO HU)

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"BERRI SWEET" opened the button for $680 and called as Dani "supernova9" Stern three-bet to $2,120. That made for a $4,400 pot going into the flop.

Stern would triple barrel during the hand, firing $2,158 on the {10-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop, pot for $8,634 on the {3-Clubs} turn and $12,549 on the {5-Spades} river.

BERRI SWEET called all the way with his {8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades} having rivered the nuts. Stern had {2-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the rivered lower straight.

Dani Stern
Dani Stern

Online High-Stakes Action the Last Two Weeks

Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov once again ended up as the biggest winner, pushing himself into to the position of biggest winner of the year as well. The Russian player bested some of the toughest competition on the PLO tables, even though he lost the biggest pot of the past two weeks (see above).

Other regulars in the Top 10 in two weeks of big winners were "wilhasha," fan favorites BERRI SWEET and Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky, and "JayP-AA."

On the other end of the spectrum, Dani "supernova9" Stern lost the most, which ended up resulting in a spot in the Top 3 of biggest losing players for the year. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, "Otb_Redbaron" and "JesusLebtNOT" were some of the other players that ended up losing.

 (user)namehandsprofit/loss last 2 weeksprofit/loss 2017profit/loss all time
 Winning Players    
1Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov1,231+$104,357+$458,044+$2,348,811
3BERRI SWEET194+$78,421+$235,974+$796,893
4Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky3,596+$72,608+$227,964+$5,080,683
6Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion643+$51,563+$47,450+$301,443
 Losing Players    
1Dani "supernova9" Stern260$93,242-$421,833-$1,084,240
4Christopher "Ceegee87" George2,034$60,591-$60,475-$25,623
5Viktor "Isildur1" Blom5,162$48,026-$9,295+$1,501,876
6Daniel "DANMERRRRRRR" Merriless1,018$43,978-$116,865-$160,249
7Chris "Apotheosis92" Kruk2,084$40,988-$210,589-$200,346
Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

The 2017 Leaderboard

The No. 1 and 2 on the 2017 leaderboard swapped places. While both had a good two weeks, Kuznetsov has now overtaken RaúlGonzalez as this year's biggest winner. The No. 3 on the list, "40and7," lost a bit but remains in third place.

Dan "w00ki3z." Cates won again, but is still this year's player with the biggest losses. With some big losses, Stern has reentered the Top 3 of players with the biggest losses, bumping Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins to third place and "8superpoker" out of the Top 3.

 (user)namehands 2017profit/loss 2017profit/loss per hand 2017profit/loss all time↑/↓most played game 2017
 Winning players      
1Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov20,608+$458,044+$22.22+$2,348,811PLO
 Losing players      
1Dan "w00ki3z." Cates10,269-$425,663-$41.45+$920,3108-Game
2Dani "supernova9" Stern6,897-$421,833-$61.16-$1,084,240PLO
3Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins2,796-$396,136-$141.67-$729,469-NLHM

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

Timofey Kuznetsov
Timofey Kuznetsov (right) in the Triton Super High Roller Manila

* Photos courtesy of Danny Maxwell and Tambet Kask

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