The Railbird Report: Jens Kyllönen Quits Poker

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Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit opened the action with a raise to $1,200 from first position. Jacob “Lottenice” Rasmussen called from the cutoff before Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves squeezed the button to $5,358. Both blinds got out of the way, Kanit and Rasmussen called.

With three players to the flop, the pot was already $16,674 as the software dealt {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. Kanit checked but Rasmussen bet out $8,167.81. Reeves called, Kanit folded.

The {10-Spades} hit the turn and Rasmussen over shoved the pot, risking $52,677 into the $33,009 pot. Reeves has his neighbor covered and called.

The two of them ran the river twice, and both times a card in favor of Rasmussen hit. The{4-Spades} and {2-Hearts} were both inconsequential and the 345-big blind pot went to Rasmussen.

2) Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil Wins a $128,548 Pot (321 Big Blinds) Of “wilhasha”
($200/$400 NLHM HU)

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D’Auteuil opened his button to $1,076 only for “wilhasha” to three-bet to $3,800. D’Auteuil called to create a $7,600 pot going into the flop.

“wilhasha” bet out $3,000 on {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Spades} and D’Auteuil flat called.

The same happened on the {4-Diamonds} turn as “wilhasha” bet $9,200 into $13,600 and D’Auteuil called.

A bit more action was seen on the {4-Clubs} river. “wilhasha” bet $9,000 again but this time D’Auteuil would shove. He moved his stack of $48,274.10 forward and “wilhasha” called. The latter showed {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for top and bottom pair. D’Auteuil tabled {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for the straight and took down the sizable pot.

3) “wilhasha” Wins a $123,589 Pot (308 Big Blinds) Of Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois
($200/$400 NLHM HU)

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Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky opened the button with a raise to $1,044. Small blind “wilhasha” three-bet to $4,800 before big blind Lefrancois cold four-bet to $11,600.

This got Sulsky out of the way but “wilhasha” wasn’t planning on doing the same.

Instead, he shoved all in for $61,275.04 and Lefrancois called.

It was a classic kings versus queens, with the added benefit of “wilhasha” that he had Lefrancois’ diamonds covered.

The two ran the board twice and both times no help appeared for Lefrancois. It came {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{A-Spades}{7-Clubs} and {3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} and the entire pot went to “wilhasha”.

Pascal Lefrancois
Pascal Lefrancois

Online High-Stakes Action the Last 2 Weeks

Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky dominated the second half of February. He came out on top with a plus of over $222,000 in profit. He was down for the year before that, but now plusses $184,000. With $5,037,388 in winnings, he’s the second on PokerStars since HighStakesDB started tracking the site. Just Jens “Jeans89: Kyllönen has won more with $5,226,571 in profit. Since Kyllönen has given up on playing poker, it seems only time before Sulsky will take over as PokerStars’ biggest winner.

(user)name hands profit/loss last week profit/loss 2017 profit/loss all time
Winning Players
1 Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky 1,071 +$222,714 +$184,669 +$5,037,388
2 Ravenswood13 1,589 +$104,987 +$186,854 -$595,424
3 Katya_18 4,382 +$101,005 +$35,042 +$527,620
4 Héctor “TUTI88” Álvarez 529 +$100,205 +$114,262 +$159,964
5 Jake “JLlama” Abdalla 445 +$82,911 +$82,758 +$1,358,580
6 Jacob “Lottenice” Rasmussen 1,348 +$81,466 +$79,327 +$630,599
7 BERRI SWEET 915 +$71,811 +$157,553 +$718,472
8 Vyacheslav “1nvoker” Ozhigov 1,447 +$67,065 +$192,934 +$105,697
9 CooL1992 192 +$52,181 -$14,423 -$160,953
10 zerfer03 386 +$50,671 +$18,266 -$71,968
Losing Players
1 Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves 1,431 -$136,162 -$92,239 -$42,563
2 Dani “supernova9” Stern 792 -$124,763 -$328,590 -$990,998
3 Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski 2,492 -$110,201 -$147,072 +$189,393
4 Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois 316 -$107,490 -$109,093 +$3,804
5 Daniel “DANMERRRRRRR” Merriless 1,386 -$95,067 -$92,403 -$135,787
6 candela2005 820 -$91,552 -$116,100 -$1,566,552
7 Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn 497 -$90,012 -$300,568 +$4,119,031
8 Chris “Apotheosis92” Kruk 390 -$86,030 -$166,899 -$156,656
9 Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit 572 -$75,199 -$75,199 -$146,790
10 bajskorven87 82 -$67,868 -$169,211 +$1,199,740

The 2017 Leaderboard

The 2017 leaderboard hasn’t changed much. The Top 3 biggest winners is unchanged with still Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov up top. While Kuznetsov lost a bit the last two weeks, he’s still firmly in the lead being up $432,270 for the year.

While Dan “w00ki3z.” Cates has been winning the last two weeks, he’s still this year’s biggest losing player. New in the Top 3 is Dani “supernova9” Stern, a spot held by Dario “Secret_M0d3” Sammartino two weeks ago. Sammartino hasn’t logged any hands since, but he’s now in the seventh spot since Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn, Sergey “St1ckman” Vasiliev, “8superpoker” and Stern all lost considerable amounts in the last two weeks.

(user)name hands 2017 profit/loss 2017 profit/loss per hand 2017 profit/loss all time ↑/↓ most played game 2017
Winning players
1 Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov 18,973 +$432,270 +$22.78 +$2,323,037 NLHM
2 RaúlGonzalez 9,176 +$317,802 +$34.63 +$1,060,252 8-Game
3 40and7 5,094 +$283,330 +$56.16 -$79,310 NLHM
Losing players
1 Dan “w00ki3z.” Cates 8,905 -$468,557 -$52.61 +$877,415 8-Game
2 Bill “GASTRADER” Perkins 2,686 -$386,845 -$144.02 -$720,178 NLHM
3 Dani “supernova9” Stern 6,637 -$328,590 -$49.50 -$990,998 PLO

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

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