Railbird Report: Tom Dwan and Dan Bilzerian Surface in Vegas Cash Game
Sometimes, detailed descriptions from high stakes games surface. Players railing a huge game go on the TwoPlusTwo forums and write about what they've seen. PokerNews does occasional live reporting for live cash games. Other games are televised.
Sometimes, one tweet with photo is all there is to go on:
It's always a blast when @danbilzerian stop by Aria Poker https://t.co/t9AEOoK4cH— Jean-Robert Bellande (@BrokeLivingJRB)
Most of the really high-stakes games stay hidden from the general public. All we poker fans can do is day dream about what goes on in these games.
All we learned from Jean-Robert Bellande's tweet is that Dan Bilzerian was involved in a cash game in Las Vegas on Monday. The game ran in Aria and besides Bilzerian and Bellande, only two other players can be identified: Tom Dwan and Bobby Baldwin. The player in the nine seat next to the dealer is absent, but there is a stack there. The player sitting between Bilzerian and Baldwin is unknown, and the stakes of the game are impossible to decipher as well.
Besides rumors of a $10,000/$20,000 game running in Bellagio with Tom Dwan and Timofey Kuznetsov, not much is known about the action in Vegas. Bravo Live shows no ultra-high-stakes games running.
The weeks following the World Series of Poker are notorious for big action. While one might imagine that everyone is poker tired after eight weeks of tournaments, the opposite is usually the case with big cash games in town for some time after the tournaments series have wrapped up. This year, apparently, is no different.
So much for this detail scarce news of the week. Back to the online action, with a lot more details.
Three Biggest Pots Online
All the biggest pots came from a heads up $200/$400 battle between "BERRI SWEET" and "cumicon". The biggest pot between the 2 resulted in a chop, "BERRI SWEET" won the following top 7 of biggest pots.
1) "BERRI SWEET" Wins a $123,259 Pot (308 Big Blinds) of "cumicon"
($200/$400 PLO Heads Up)
"BERRI SWEET" opened the button for $1,360 and was soon facing a 3-bet to $4,240 by "cumicon". "BERRI SWEET" called in position to see a flop with $8,800 in the middle.
As the flop came , "cumicon" continued for half pot. "BERRI SWEET" called the $4,400 bet in position to grow the pot to $17,600.
With the hitting the turn, "cumicon" checked. "BERRI SWEET" bet $13,078 and "cumicon" called.
"cumicon" checked on the river with $39,751 behind in a $43,756 pot. He had to decide for all of it pretty soon after as "BERRI SWEET" shoved.
"cumicon called but his top-2 with ended up in the digital muck as "BERRI SWEET" tabled for bottom set.
2) "BERRI SWEET" Wins a $114,014 Pot (285 Big Blinds) of "cumicon"
($200/$400 PLO Heads Up)
"BERRI SWEET" opened the button for $1,360 and saw "cumicon" 3-bet to $4,240. "BERRI SWEET" called and again the pot was $8,800 going into the flop.
The flop came and "cumicon" bet half pot, "BERRI SWEET" called.
So far, the pot had followed a similar path as the big pot above. This time, though, "cumicon" didn't check on the turn, but instead continued for $12,200 into $17,600 when the appeared on the turn. "BERRI SWEET" called.
The river paired the board with the and "cumicon" shoved for $36,087 into $42,000. "BERRI SWEET" called with , a hand that had improved on every street. "cumicon" had nothing but for a pair of aces with the nut flush blocker and had to muck.
3) "BERRI SWEET" Wins a $113,993 Pot (285 Big Blinds) of "cumicon"
($200/$400 PLO Heads Up)
"BERRI SWEET" opened the button for $1,360 and "cumicon" called to create a $2,640 pot going into the flop.
"cumicon" checked on and saw his opponent bet $2,158. "cumicon" check raised to $7,200 and "BERRI SWEET" called.
With not $17,040 in the middle, "cumicon" bet $14,600 once the hit. "BERRI SWEET" called once again.
"cumicon" checked on the river and saw "BERRI SWEET" shove for effectively $34,076 into $46,240. "cumicon" called and showed . His flopped set and rivered flush proved no good as "BERRI SWEET" showed the nuts with .
Online High-Stakes Action Last 2 Weeks
Once again, "BERRI SWEET" ended up the biggest winner. Up almost $275,000 over the past two weeks, he boosted his net winnings to $1,623,377 for the year and $2,184,296 lifetime. His heads-up opponent, "cumicon", ended up losing the most.
|(user)name||hands||profit/loss 2 weeks||profit/loss 2017||profit/loss all time|
|3||Sergey "St1ckman" Vasiliev||5337||+$91,077||-$175,680||+$672,983|
|6||Pauli "Fiilismies" Äyräs||3581||+$54,320||+$233,177||+$184,267|
|7||Tom "tjbentham" Bentham||2103||+$46,283||-$11,864||+$143,030|
|8||Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz||387||+$39,658||-$7,633||+$1,319,331|
|9||Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||1236||+$36,777||-$51,831||-$2,155|
|2||Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins||1152||-$131,642||-$517,020||-$850,353|
|4||Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro||335||-$82,620||-$553,520||-$1,256,684|
|7||Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser||311||-$45,447||-$127,566||+$1,579,474|
The 2017 Leaderboard
The leaderboard hasn't changed much since we checked in two weeks ago. "BERRI SWEET", as evidenced above, won a bit and remains firm in the lead for 2017's biggest winner. Neither Viktor "Isildur1" Blom nor Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov played online last week. Blom was seen at the PokerStars Championship Barcelona, where he couldn't access the European facing sites.
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro and Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins both lost a bit but their positions remain the same. Perkins is busy with his Stream Boat II, so we might see more of him online in the coming days.
|(user)name||hands 2017||profit/loss 2017||profit/loss per hand 2017||profit/loss all time||↑/↓||most played game 2017|
|2||Viktor "Isildur1" Blom||147,118||+$1,094,778||+$7.44||+$2,605,949||-||8-Game|
|3||Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov||42,202||+$1,094,058||+$25.92||+$2,984,824||-||PLO|
|1||Dani "supernova9" Stern||10,039||-$777,373||-$77.43||-$1,439,781||-||PLO|
|2||Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro||29,819||-$553,520||-$18.56||-$1,256,684||↓||PLO|
|3||Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins||4,598||-$517,020||-$112.44||-$850,353||↓||NLHM|
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