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Railbird Report: Sam Trickett Talks One Drop Regrets, Big Game in Asia

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  • The $1M Big One for One Drop returns in 2018. Sam Trickett talks about regrets from runner-up finish in 2012.

On Tuesday, the WSOP released the official schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker. Railbirds across the globe are already getting excited about return of the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop after a four-year hiatus. This year, even the Main Event has moved up in the WSOP schedule to accommodate the biggest buy-in tournament in the world, which will close out the series WSOP with a bang.

Back in 2012, Antonio Esfandiari won the inaugural edition for an astonishing $18,346,673. The runner-up was Sam Trickett, who banked $10,112,001, making him one of the few players in the world who can boast about an eight-figure score on his poker resumé. However, even after winning ten million dollars in one tournament, the partypoker sponsored pro still has some regrets when he reminisces about his biggest final table ever.

In this video from Paul Phua Poker, Trickett talks about the expensive mistake he made and opens up about playing in the biggest games in Asia.


Catching Up on High Stakes Action: Three Biggest Pots Online

The biggest online pots of the week were between Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and "AmSoGood", who were battling it out heads-up at $100/$200 pot-limit Omaha.

1) "AmSoGood" Wins a $58,149 Pot (291 Big Blinds) from Viktor "Isildur1" Blom
($100/$200 PLO 6-Max)

"AmSoGood" opened the action with a raise to $600, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom three-bet to $1,800, "AmSoGood" four-bet to $5,400 and Blom called. The flop was {2-Spades}{9-Hearts}{K-Spades} and "AmSoGood" continued with $10,797, half the pot, leaving himself with $12,877 behind. Blom shoved all in and "AmSoGood" called it off.

PlayerHandEquity
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom{K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{J-Spades}47,20%
"AmSoGood"{A-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}52,80%

It was a near coin flip situation for the $58,149 pot and the players ran it twice. The first rundown was {9-Spades} {J-Diamonds} to improve "AmSoGood" to the nut flush. He did the same in the second rundown: after {10-Hearts} {3-Spades} "AmSoGood made another nut flush to scoop up the entire pot.

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2) "AmSoGood" wins a $50,394 Pot (252 Big Blinds) from Viktor "Isildur1" Blom
($100/$200 PLO 6-Max)

Another four-bet pot between "AmSoGood" and Blom saw the players once again stick $5,400 each in preflop. The flop was {5-Spades}{A-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Blom check-called $3,000 from "AmSoGood". Both players checked the {4-Hearts} on the turn.

On the {8-Hearts} river, Blom potted for $16,797, leaving himself with just $1,640 behind. "AmSoGood" had trapped Blom with {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} and called, while the Swede couldn't muster up more than {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{8-Hearts}.

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3) Viktor "Isildur1" Blom wins a $46,782 Pot (234 Big Blinds) against "AmSoGood"
($100/$200 PLO 6-Max)

Although "AmSoGood" may have won the two biggest pots, Blom won his fair share as well. His biggest pot against "AmSoGood" was in yet another four-bet pot, where "AmSoGood" once again held the button and $5,400 each went in preflop.

The flop came down {8-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Blom decided to lead out pot for $10,797. "AmSoGood" shoved for his remaining $17,991 and Blom called.

PlayerHandEquity
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom{J-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}46,93%
"AmSoGood"{A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}53,07%

Blom's pair with straight and flush draws was nearly even money against "AmSoGood"s aces and two of Blom's out. The players ran it twice and Blom won both on a {7-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} runout and a {9-Spades}{3-Hearts} runout, making him a flush twice.

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This Week's Online High-Stakes Biggest Winners and Losers

"Grazvis1" held the honor of becoming this week's biggest winner, becoming the only player to bank over six figures in profit. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's harsh battles with "AmSoGood", among others, proved fruitful, as the Swede netted a plus of $81,871 to make him the second biggest winner of the week.

Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky found himself in the red after dropping $90,594 over the course of seven days. Sulsky could take the hit and is still up $309,237 for the year and an astonishing $5,161,957 lifetime on the highest stakes on PokerStars. Other players who saw their bankrolls diminishes were "8superpoker" and Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn.

 (user)namehandsprofit/loss 12/7-12/14profit/loss 2017profit/loss all time
 Winning Players    
1Grazvis12244+$119,135+$52,327+$229,918
2Viktor "Isildur1" Blom3777+$81,871+$968,135+$2,479,306
3Truelove132700+$81,225+$132,073+$118,654
4Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas1006+$52,771+$158,036+$421,650
5Azrarn2168+$42,040+$56,442+$219,513
6200XPoNnies552+$35,135+$128,741+$293,707
7PerpCzech98+$31,204+$25,477-$83,776
8Jordi "prot0" Urlings429+$31,007+$615,157+$543,048
9limitless880+$25,560+$119,289+$116,931
10donthnrmepls25+$21,755+297,173+$327,833
 Losing Players    
1Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky1280-$90,594+$309,237+$5,161,957
22bb100hands2602-$64,087-$53,226+$282,136
38superpoker3708-$49,054-$759,597-$2,770,651
4recol56758-$42,931+$227,427+$702,428
5EEE275426-$39,917+$134,470-$18,179
6Yoghii5257-$38,247+$5,232+$513,622
7Harleyy30040643-$36,866+$174,258+$63,450
8lynx4334140-$34,057-$109,001-$126,672
9Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn829-$31,393-$456,423+$3,963,175
10Cobus832803-$29,063+$43,480+$551,869

The 2017 Leaderboard

"BERRI SWEET" and Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov are still locked in a fierce battle to become the biggest winner on PokerStars in 2017. Both players lost a bit in the past week and are now sitting on $1,769,395 and $1,646,301, respectively. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom won and is creeping near the 1M profit mark again.

"8superpoker had an active week, playing over 4,000 hands, but had to part with nearly $50,000 to put his year total at -$759,597. The top 3 losing players for 2017 remained unaltered with Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro and Dani "supernova9" Stern above "8superpoker".

 (user)namehands 2017profit/loss 2017profit/loss per hand 2017profit/loss all time↑/↓most played game 2017
 Winning Players      
1BERRI SWEET55,120+$1,769,395+$32.10+$2,330,314PLO
2Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov57,556+$1,646,301+$28,60+$3,537,068PLO
3Viktor "Isildur1" Blom189,996+$968,135+5.09+$2,479,3068-Game
 Losing Players      
1Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro55,255-$1,336,542-$24.18-$2,051,296PLO
2Dani "supernova9" Stern10,039-$777,373-$77.43-$1,439,781-PLO
3"8superpoker"38,522-$759,597-$19.71-$2,713,977Limit

The above top winning and losing players in online poker for 2017 only takes PokerStars accounts into consideration. All public data courtesy of HighStakesDB.com. If you want to opt out of being listed in this PokerNews update on the high-stakes action, send an email with your username to frank@pokernews.com.

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