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The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds

  • Chad HollowayChad Holloway
Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom
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  • Viktor Blom won $673,881 online this week to make him the biggest winner, while Phil Ivey won $146,002.

  • Both Viktor Blom and Phil Ivey tore it up online this week. Get the details in the latest Online Railbird Report.

Last week's Online Railbird Report was overshadowed a bit by the news that PokerStars was returning to the United States after being approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Still, there was a lot of nosebleed action, including Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen becoming the biggest tracked winner in PokerStars nosebleed games since 2010, and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom dropping $242,933 to finish as the week's biggest loser.

Fortunately for the Swede, he rebounded this week by winning a hefty $673,881 – more than enough to make him the biggest winner of the week — in 14,442 hands over 109 sessions. Likewise, it was a good week for Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey, who won $146,002 in 6,262 hands spread across 49 sessions.

On the flip side, Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies was the week's biggest loser after dropping $211,215 in 4,909 hands over 58 sessions, while Jean-Robert "Jacqueline" Bellande wasn't too far behind after losing $207,419 in 738 hands spread over 11 sessions.

Tollerene Finishes as Friday's Big Winner; a Big Pot Sent to Ivey

On Friday, October 2, the winner of the WCOOP $51,000 Super High Roller, Ben "Ben86" Tollerene, managed to finish as the day's biggest winner after profiting $294,800 at the $200/$400 pot-limit Omaha tables. "WRUUUUM" (+$219,800) was also a big winner in the game, which included the likes of Ivey, Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky, and "JayP-AA," just to name a few.

The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 101
Ben Tollerene

Of course there were several big pots played in the match. Here's a look a the biggest two:

Hand #1: With six players seat, Ivey ($99,002.94) limped under the gun and Kyllönen ($83,480.91) raised to $2,280 from the hijack. "€uroTr@sh1" ($23,493.72) called from the small blind, Ivey did the same, and it was three-way action to the {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} flop.

"€uroTr@sh1" led out for $7,715, Ivey raised to $15,430, and Kyllönen three-bet to $61,720. "€uroTr@sh1" called off his short stack, Ivey four-bet to $96,722.94, and Kyllönen called off for $81,200.91 total.

Ivey: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
"€uroTr@sh1": {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}
Kyllönen: {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Kyllönen had flopped the nuts, while Ivey held top set and "€uroTr@sh1" a flush draw. The {8-Diamonds} turn was gin for Ivey, who filled up to lock up the hand. The meaningless {2-Spades} was put out on the river for good measure, and Ivey was pushed the $191,335.54 pot.

Hand #2: Once again action was six-handed when Blom ($98,031.25) raised to $1,880 from the button and Tollerene ($86,757) three-bet to $6,320 from the big blind. Blom then four-bet to $19,640, Tollerene called, and the flop came down {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

Tollerene checked, Blom bet $26,400, and Tollerene check-raised all in for $67,117, which his Swedish opponent called to create a $174,194 pot.

Tollerene: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Blom: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{10-Spades}{j-Hearts}

Blom had flopped top pair and a gutshot, which was way behind the overpair and flush draw of Tollerene. The two agreed to run it twice, and Tollerene managed to scoop it after the {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} on the first run gave him a flush, and the {2-Spades}{7-Clubs} on the second allowed his two pair to hold.

Ivey Finishes as Sunday's Biggest Winner

On Sunday, October 4, Ivey finished as the day's biggest winner after banking $284,100 playing a mix of PLO, 2-7 triple draw, and 8-Game. Most of his profit came from a three-hour evening $100/$200 PLO session. All told, Ivey won $163,000 playing PLO.

In what would be his biggest hand, action was six-handed when Ivey ($62,790.89) opened for $940 from the button and Kyllönen ($29,416.45) called from the button. The blinds both folded and it was heads-up action to the flop, which fell {5-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. Ivey bet $1,800, Kyllönen called, and the {K-Spades} appeared on the turn.

Ivey led out for $4,800, but this time Kyllönen opted to raise to $20,415. Ivey called and then bet $23,422 on the {9-Clubs} river. Kyllonen only had $6,261.45 remaining and called it off with the {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} for a set of kings. Unfortunately for him, it was no good as Ivey made a straight on the river with the {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Ship the $59,372.90 pot to Ivey.

Blom Has Huge $408,700 Day

On Tuesday, October 6, Blom was far and away the day's biggest winner after profiting $408,700, more than half of which came in an 80-minute heads-up match against Tollerene at the $200/$400 PLO tables.

In the biggest pot played between the two, Blom ($104,614) opened for $1,360 from the button only to have Tollerene ($55,156) three-bet to $4,240 from the big blind. Not to be outdone, Blom four-bet to $12,880, Tollerene called, and the flop came down {6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Tollerene led out for $8,293.76 and then quickly called off for $42,276 total after Blom had raised big.

Tollerene: {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Spades}
Blom: {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades}{8-Spades}

Both players were drawing to a flush, but Tollerene's was best in that regard. A third club never came, but Blom managed to make a straight after the {K-Diamonds} was put out on the turn followed by the {7-Diamonds} on the river. Ship the $110,472 pot to Blom.

The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 102
Jens Kyllönen

From there, the Swede went on to play a seven-hour session at a $100/$200 table and won a further $197,600. Also doing well in that game was Kyllönen, who finished the day with $179,200 in profit while also capturing the day's biggest pot.

It happened at a six-handed table when Kyllönen ($75,124.80) raised to $940 from the hijack and Tollerene ($24,580) called from the button. Blom ($106,074.05) then three-bet to $4,200 from the small blind, Kyllönen four-bet to $13,980, and Tollerene flatted. Blom came along as well and then checked the {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop. Kyllönen bet $42,375, Tollerene called off his remaining $10,600, and Blom check-raised all in, prompting Kyllönen to call off for $61,144.80 total and create a $175,269.60 pot.

Kyllönen: {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Tollerene: {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Blom: {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{j-Spades}{9-Spades}

Tollerene flopped a wrap, while Blom and Kyllönen held flush draws, with the latter's being best. The {4-Clubs} turn completed the said flush, and Kyllönen was pushed the pot after the {9-Hearts} blanked on the river.

Biggest Winners/Losers from October 1-8

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 103

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

$673,881 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 104

Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies

$211,215
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 105

"bodamos"

$187,622 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 106

Jean-Robert "Jacqueline" Bellande

$207,419
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 107

Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey

$146,002 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 108

"onehandturks"

$107,271

Year's Biggest Winners/Losers

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 109

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

$3,477,613 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 110

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

$1,367,244
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 111

"bbvisbadforme"

$965,770 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 112

Phil "Polarizing" Ivey

$1,250,806
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 113

Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen

$839,666 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 114

Jean-Robert "Jacqueline" Bellande

$952,903
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 115

Ben "Sauce1234" Sulsky

$743,015 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 116

"Sanlker"

$910,746
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 117

"Yoghii"

$555,596 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 118

Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey

$883,149
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 119

Ike Haxton

$455,675 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 120

Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz

$696,881
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 121

Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton

$341,519 
The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey & Viktor Blom Clean Up at PokerStars Nosebleeds 122

"8superpoker"

$648,955

Data, hands, and replayer obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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