The Railbird Report: Ravenswood13's Million Dollar Upswing

The Railbird Report: Ravenswood13's Million Dollar Upswing 102

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Ravenswood13 opened the button for $680 and saw big blind Kuznetsov three-bet to $2,120. Ravenswood13 called in position to see a flop in a $4,400 pot.

Kuznetsov continued for $1,424 on {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Ravenswood13 called to grow the pot to $7,249.

With the {6-Clubs} hitting the turn, Kuznetsov checked. Ravenswood13 bet $5,375 and saw his opponent check raise to $13,700. Ravenswood13 called.

With $34,649 in the middle, the {4-Diamonds} hit and Kuznetsov checked again. Ravenswood13 pushed and Kuznetsov called for a little under $11,000.

Kuznetsov showed {Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for the flopped flush, but was already beat at that point by Ravenswood13’s flopped straight flush with {3-Clubs}{7-Spades}{K-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

2) Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky Wins a $40,000 Pot (80 Big Blinds) Off Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov
($250/$500 PLO HU CAP)

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Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky opened the button with a 3x raise to $1,500. Kuznetsov three-bet to $4,500 and Sulsky called to get to a flop.

With $9,000 already in the pot and a $40,000 cap on the hand, Kuznetsov’s pot bet on {3-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{5-Spades} indicated he wasn’t giving up any more in the hand.

Sulsky pushed and Kuznetsov called.

Kuznetsov was the small favorite but would end up losing both runs. The first turn and river brought {J-Spades}, {4-Spades} giving Sulsky a straight.

The second time it came {5-Hearts}, {K-Spades} making Sulsky trips.

3) Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky Wins a $40,000 Pot (80 Big Blinds) Off Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov
($200/$400 NLHM HU CAPPED)

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There were plenty of hands where the two of them got it in with the $40,000 cap on the pot. Another one from the same mixed session, this time in hold’em, went as followed:

Sulsky opened the button for $1,000 and Kuznetsov three-bet to $3,250. Sulsky called.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Kuznetsov bet $2,750 into $6,500. Sulsky called again.

The {2-Clubs} hit the turn, and with $12,000 in the middle, Kuznetsov bet $14,000 to get it in. Sulsky called with jacks, up against the seven-eight of Kuznetsov.

They had the check box marked to run it twice but it wouldn’t bring Kuznetsov any salvation. The {4-Clubs} hit first; the second time it came the {3-Spades}.

Ben Sulsky
Ben Sulsky won two of the biggest hands of the week, but still ended up the week’s biggest losing player.

Online High-Stakes Action the Last Week

Kuznetsov was on the losing end of the proposition in all three of the above hands, but actually ended up this week’s biggest winner. Sulsky, who won two of this week’s biggest hands, was this week’s biggest losing player.

(user)name hands profit/loss last 2 weeks profit/loss 2017 profit/loss all time
Winning Players
1 Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov 1,010 +$199,941 +$318,394 +$2,209,160
2 borntotilt 1,679 +$42,404 -$45,361 -$66,655
3 Jordi “prot0” Urlings 1,891 +$38,299 +$283,357 +$211,248
4 Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane 778 +$38,152 +$31,651 +$467,861
5 Katya_18 2,202 +$28,541 +$85,308 +$577,885
6 -r3d/L!ne 1,241 +$27,113
7 gamikos1111 205 +$22,954 +$22,954 +$22,954
8 Alexandros “mexican222” Kolonias 606 +$21,617 -$72,967 -$54,213
9 NLZWERVERNL 1,064 +$20,618 -$15,271 -$159,249
10 Tom “tjbentham” Bentham 1,008 +$20,551 +$101,079 +$255,973
Losing Players
1 Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky 1,065 -$190,324 +$166,655 +$5,019,374
2 LLinusLLove 4,539 -$76,224 +$20,805 +$420
3 OBORRA 2,282 -$32,779 +$42,995 -$6,558
4 CooL1992 1,286 -$32,602 +$6,818 -$139,712
5 Grazvis1 697 -$26,486 +$34,403 +$211,993
6 TranBrothers 294 -$22,597 -$48,600 -$48,600
7 myzikant 2,346 -$21,874 -$24,116 +$238,245
8 Phillipe “takechip” D’Auteuil 1,787 -$19,583 -$42,185 -$177,829
9 Iimitless 782 -$18,515 +$51,290 +$48,932
10 Pim “PIPI tapis!” de Goede 464 -$18,311 -$17,938 -$67,003

The 2017 Leaderboard

Last week we saw a huge shift in the 2017 leaderboard with Kuznetsov dropping from the year’s biggest winning position to outside the Top 3 by some margin. This week, after finishing as the biggest winner, he’s back.

The Top 3 of biggest online losing players remains the same. Dan “w00ki3z.” Cates logged some hands, but Dani “supernov9” Stern and Bill “GASTRADER” Perkins were not seen online by tracking site

(user)name hands 2017 profit/loss 2017 profit/loss per hand 2017 profit/loss all time ↑/↓ most played game 2017
Winning Players
1 Ravenswood13 19,567 +$792,994 +$40.52 +$10,716 PLO
2 RaúlGonzalez 15,614 +$326,131 +$20.88 +$1,068,581 8-Game
3 Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov 26.672 +$318,394 +$11.93 +$2,209,160 PLO
Losing Players
1 Dan “w00ki3z.” Cates 13,554 -$494,652 -$36.49 +$851,321 8-Game
2 Dani “supernova9” Stern 7,764 -$485,134 -$62.48 -$1,147,541 PLO
3 Bill “GASTRADER” Perkins 2,796 -$396,136 -$141.67 -$729,469 NLHM

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Timofey Kuznetsov
Timofey Kuznetsov back in the Top 3 of the 2017 Leaderboard after a strong week online.

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