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The Online Railbird Report: Millar, "wilhasha" & Jorgensen Take to the Virtual Felt

Posted at 12:10 2012-06-25 by Chad Holloway

Since the start of the 2012 World Series of Poker, the online high-stakes cash games on PokerStars have been dominated by the likes of “wilhasha,” Alex “Kanu7” Millar, Theo “Theo J” Jorgensen and “EireAbu.”

All of those players were back in action this past week, all but one finding success. Millar turned out to be the week’s biggest winner after banking $300,596 in 3,241 hands spread across 22 sessions. Rounding out the top three was Jorgensen (+$262,008 in 4,797 hands in 45 sessions) and “EireAbu” (+$217,111 10,573 hands in 99 sessions).

That means “wilhasha,” who was last week’s biggest winner, actually booked a loss this week. He dropped a modest $88,700 in 8,635 hands across 55 sessions. Of course there were bigger losers this week including Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery (-$182,623 in 51 sessions/2,478 hands), “patpatman” (-$173,077 in 16 sessions/1,256 hands), Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil (-$127,587 in 16 sessions/2,288 hands) and “Phisherman36” (-$95,252 in 21 sessions/2,755 hands).

“wilhasha” Takes on “patpatman” & “Kanu7” in Weekend Action

Last weekend, the high-stakes games were headlined by “wilhasha,” who took on “patpatman” at $100/$200 no-limit hold’em on Saturday. The former ended up the day’s biggest winner, profiting $142,000, while the latter dropped $114,000.

In the biggest pot between the two, “wilhasha” ($40,086.76) opened for $400 and then called a three-bet to $1,700 from “patpatman,” ($38,926.80). The {5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop saw “wilhasha” call a bet of $2,038.79 before both players checked the {7-Hearts} turn.

When the {4-Hearts} appeared on the river, “patpatman” check-raised all-in after “wilhasha” bet $5,606.69. A call was made, creating a pot worth $77,852, and “patpatman” tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, which was no good against the {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} of “wilhasha.”

It was a good night for “wilhasha,” but he no doubt wishes he had left it at that instead of returning on Sunday. That’s when he took on Alex “Kanu7” Millar, playing 2,707 hands at both $50/$100 and $100/$200 NLHE. Over the course of the day, “wilhasha” dropped $299,000 to Millar, making him far and away the day’s biggest loser. Likewise, Millar was the biggest winner after banking $302,000 on the day.

In Sunday’s biggest hand, which happened at a $100/$200 table, “wilhasha” ($58,333.18) raised to $500 on the button and was met with a three-bet to $1,900 by Millar ($72,567.27). Not to be outdone, “wilhasha” four-bet $4,900, Millar called, and the flop came down {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Millar proceeded to check-call a bet of $2,800 before checking the {2-Spades} turn.

“Wilhasha” took the opportunity to bet $6,300, but Millar sprung to life with a check-raise to $15,800. “Wilhasha” made the call and then called off his last $34,833.18 when Millar shoved the {10-Clubs} river. The latter rolled over {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds} for a set of jacks but discovered he’d been coolered in the $116,664 pot when “wilhasha” revealed {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} for a bigger flopped set.

Despite that win, “wilhasha” had a horrendous day at the table and showed waning interest in his rivalry with Millar when he hinted in the chat box that he may take a break after suffering such a hefty loss.

Jorgensen, “wilhasha” & Sulsky are Monday’s Biggest Winners

On Monday, Theo “Theo J” Jorgensen played a little over 1,500 hands of $50/$100 pot-limit Omaha six-max, winning $179,000 in the process. In his biggest hand, action was six-handed when “ricky17” ($22,215) opened for $200 from the hijack, “EireAbu” ($10,445) three-bet to $700 from the small blind, and Jorgensen ($24,623) four-bet to $2,300 from the big. “Ricky17” responded by five-betting $7,800, “EireAbu” got out of the way, and Jorgensen made it $23,500 to go. “Ricky17” called off his remaining $14,415 and the cards were turned on their backs.

Showdown

“ricky17”{A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{4-Spades}
Jorgensen{A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{J-Spades}{K-Hearts}

It was an aces-versus-aces situation, though they’d be rendered useless when the board ran out {5-Spades}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades} to give Jorgensen an ace-high flush and the $45,125 pot.

Joining Jorgensen as a winner, albeit with $132,000, was “wilhasha,” who rebounded a bit after Sunday’s big loss by playing 1,590 hands of $50/$100 NLHE against Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil. In their biggest hand, D’Auteuil ($32,791.50) was on the button and raised to $250, which “wilhasha” ($28,280.79) quickly three-bet to $850. D’Auteuil responded with a four-bet to $1,950, and “wilhasha” called before check-calling a bet of $1,350 on the {5-Spades}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop.

“Wilhasha” check-called another bet, this time $4,650, on the {2-Clubs} turn, and then check-called off his stack of $20,330.79 on the {7-Hearts} river. D’Auteuil showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for ace high, but it was no good against the {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} of “wilhasha,” who was more than happy to rake in the $56,560 pot.

Also in action on Monday, Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky played heads-up $50/$100 PLO against “EireAbu” and walked away an $83,000 winner. In their most notable hand, Sulsky ($46,984) raised to $200 on the button, “EireAbu” ($16,750) called, and the flop fell {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}.

From there, “EireAbu” check-raised Sulsky’s $200 bet up to $700, but Sulsky responded with a three-bet to $1,800. “EireAbu” then four-bet $4,000, Sulsky five-bet $7,000, “EireAbu” six-bet $11,500, and Sulsky called, bringing about the {A-Clubs} turn. “EireAbu” then moved all-in for his last $5,050 and Sulsky called.

Showdown

“EireAbu”{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}
Jorgensen{A-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

“EireAbu” no doubt thought he was going to win the $33,500 pot with a flopped full house, but that wasn’t the case as Sulsky flopped the one hand that could beat him — quads! However, “EireAbu” could still win with a ten on the river, but it wasn’t in the cards as the {7-Diamonds} bricked.

Tuesday Treats “EireAbu” Kind; “wilhasha” Books Yet Another Loss

“EireAbu” was busy adding another $184,000 to his yearly profits on Tuesday, doing so in 1,978 hands of $50/$100 PLO against the likes of Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery (-$127,000), “Phisherman36” (-$95,000) and Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky (-$92,000), all of whom finished among the top four losers of the day.

Interestingly, the second biggest pot of the day (the biggest was a chopped pot) didn’t even involve “EireAbu.” Instead, it happened at a $50/$100 PLO table when “Phisherman36” ($177,338.16) opened for $340 only to have Sulsky ($56,239.19) three-bet to $1,060. The betting didn’t stop there as “Phisherman36” four-bet $3,220, Sulsky five-bet $9,700, and “Phisherman36” called. The {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop saw Sulsky lead out for $19,438 and then call off his last $27,101.20 when “Phisherman36” raised to $77,752.

Showdown

Sulsky{K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
“Phisherman36”{5-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

“Phisherman36” flopped a pair of fives with a straight draw, but he was behind the pair of kings and Sulsky's flush draw. The {4-Spades} turn gave Sulsky the flush, though “Phisherman36” could still win with either a four or five on the river. Luckily for Sulsky, the {A-Spades} appeared and he was pushed the $112,476 pot.

Another player in action on Tuesday, “wilhasha” finished as the day’s second biggest loser after dropping $111,000. He played over 1,300 hands of $50/$100 NLHE against “altiFC.”

In the largest pot of their match, “wilhasha” ($28,728.29) raised to $250 and then called when “altiFC” ($77,934.67) three-bet to $1,000. The {7-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop saw “altiFC” lead out for $1,400, “wilhasha” raise to $3,650, and the former call before both players checked the {9-Clubs} turn.

“AltiFC” proceeded to led out $6,900 on the {10-Hearts} river and then called “wilhasha’s” $24,078.29 all-in shove holding {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, which was good enough to win the $57,455 as “wilhasha” held the inferior {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}.

Biggest Weekly PokerStars Winners/Losers

Week’s biggest winners (6/15-6/20): Alex “Kanu7” Millar (+$300,596), Theo “Theo J” Jorgensen (+$262,008), “EireAbu” (+$217,111), “altiFC” (+$131,051), “terryhsu” (+$130,629)

Week’s biggest losers: Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery (-$182,623), “patpatman” (-$173,077), “glosik” (-$151,323), Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane (-$138,183), Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil (-$127,587), “Phisherman36” (-$95,252), “wilhasha” (-$88,700)

Year-to-date winners: “EireAbu” (+$2,512,493), Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky (+$2,265,790), “bernard-bb” (+$1,371,768), Terje “Terken89” Augdal (+$1,050,535), Phil “MrSweets” Galfond (+$1,029,005), Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker (+$1,026,198), Alex “Kanu7” Millar (+$1,018,711), Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen (+$1,018,559)

Year-to-date losers: “Zypherin” (-$2,708,561), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$1,477,197), “1Il|1Il|1il|” (-$761,267), Benny “toweliestar” Spindler (-$734,100), Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane (-$708,331), “VietRussian” (-$562,061)

Data and hands obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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