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Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues

  • Chad HollowayChad Holloway
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  • Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates finished as the biggest winner over last two weeks with $271,805 in profit.

  • Viktor Blom is primed to finish as 2015's biggest online winner, while Phil Ivey looks to be biggest loser.

After a break during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Online Railbird Report, is back to take a look at the biggest winners and losers from PokerStars' high-stakes cash games.

Less than a month remains in 2015, and it seems Viktor "Isildur1" Blom has biggest winner of the year honors all but locked up. Despite being down $$1,367,244 on Full Tilt, the Swede is up $3,538,928 on PokerStars, well ahead of both "bbvisbadforme" (+$965,770) and Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen (+$883,444), who round out the top three on the leaderboard.

At the other end of the spectrum, Phil Ivey is bound to be the year's biggest loser down $2,481,266 and $1,250,806 on PokerStars and Full Tilt respectively.

As for the period between the last Online Railbird and this one (November 19 – December 2), Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates finished as the biggest winner with $271,805 in profit from 6,028 hands over 39 sessions, while Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky was second with $149,646 in 3,433 hands over 31 sessions.

Meanwhile, Patrik "Fake Love888" Antonius was the biggest loser after dropping $102,351 in 399 hands over four sessions, while Ivey was right behind, down $100,253 in 1,119 hands over eight sessions.

Cates Finishes As Week's Biggest Winner

According to HighStakesDB, Cates won $59,300 playing 8-Gameon Monday, November 23, while this past Sunday he won $28,900 playing pot-limit Omaha against Sulsky and Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies.

Since then, Cates has continued to grind the PLO tables, and even played several large pots in today's early morning hours. Here's a look at a few of them.

Hand #1: In a heads-up match against "fjutekk" ($13,426), Cates ($50,214) opened for $300 on the button and then called when his opponent three-bet to $900. Cates called, the flop came down {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, and "fjutekk" led out for $1,100. Cates called, and then called a bet of $2,200 on the {3-Hearts} turn.

When the {7-Diamonds} completed the board on the river, "fjutekk" checked and then called when Cates bet $6,800. Cates rolled over the {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} for sixes full, and it was good enough to win the $22,000 pot as "fjutekk" mucked.

Hand #2: "fjutekk" ($43,317) opened for $267 only to have Cates three-bet to $801. Not to be outdone, "fjutekk" popped it to $2,403, Cates called, and the flop fell {6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. Cates led out for $4,804, and then called off for $7,710 total after "fjutekk" had raised to $14,900.

Cates: {8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
"fjutekk": {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{j-Spades}

Cates flopped two pair with a straight draw, while "fjutekk" went with his kings. The two agreed to run it twice, and "fjutekk" locked up half the pot when the turn and river came running deuces to give him a bigger two pair. On the second, the {J-Clubs} appeared on the turn followed by the {3-Hearts} on the river. Cates secured the other half with jacks and eights, which meant the two chopped the $20,226 pot.

Hand #3: "fjutekk" ($44,064) opened for $267 and then called when Cates ($9,362) three-bet to $801, which brought about a {3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop. Cates led out for $800, "fjutekk" raised to $4,000, and Cates moved all in for $8,561 total. "fjutekk" called and the cards were turned up.

"fjutekk": {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Cates: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

Cates flopped top set, but "fjutekk" was drawing to an open-ended straight draw. The turn and river were run twice, but neither the {6-Clubs}{k-Hearts} on the first nor {4-Spades}{k-Spades} flop helped "fjutekk," who watched the $18,724 pot pushed to Cates.

Sulsky Finishes as Tuesday's Biggest Winner

On Tuesday, November 24, Sulsky finished atop the daily leaderboard after winning $110,800 playing a mix of 2-7 triple draw and 8-game. According to HighStakesDB, he kicked things off by taking Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov for $33,300 in 32 minutes of $400/$800 8-game, and followed that up with a $556,00 win in 65 hands of $100/$200 2-7 triple draw against Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser.

Sulsky also won $1,700 in a short $200/$400 8-game session against Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, before the two switched to $300/$600 2-7 triple draw, where Sulsky won $20,200 in a mere 14 minutes.

The Biggest Pot of December Thus Far

Granted, it's only four days into the month, but we still thought it'd be worth sharing the biggest pot of December thus far, a robust $104,564 pot that went to Sulsky, who was playing a four-handed game of $100/$200 PLO earlier today.

It began when "Aron0621" ($41,420) opened for $600 under the gun and Sulsky ($50,005.85) called from the small blind. "F1nntroll" ($21,564.15) then three-bet to $2,560 from the big, both his opponents called, and the flop came down {4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Sulsky checked, "F1nntroll" bet $7,835, and "Aron0621" called. Sulsky then check-raised to $39,175, "F1nntroll" called off for $11,169.15 total, and "Aron0621" called off for $38,860.

Sulsky: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
"Aron0621": {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
"F1nntroll": {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}

Sulsky flopped a set, and it held even after two runs as the {2-Clubs}{6-Hearts} blanked on the first, followed by the {2-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} on the second. Ship the $104,524.15 pot to Sulsky.

Biggest Winners/Losers from November 19 – December 2

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 101

Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates

$271,805 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 102

Patrik "Fake Love888" Antonius

$102,351
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 103

Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky

$149,646 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 104

Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey

$100,253
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 105

"Educa-p0ker"

$73,653 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 106

"MagicDeal"

$62,446
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 107

Phil "takechip" D'Auteuil

$44,252 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 108

"candela2005"

$62,463

Year's Biggest Winners/Losers

WinnersProfit LosersLoss
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 109

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

$3,538,928 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 110

Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey

$2,481,266
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 111

"bbvisbadforme"

$965,770 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 112

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

$1,367,244
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 113

Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen

$883,444 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 114

Phil "Polarizing" Ivey

$1,250,806
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 115

Ben "Sauce1234" Sulsky

$743,015 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 116

Jean-Robert "Jaqueline" Bellande

$952,903
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 117

Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky

$400,373 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 118

"Sanlker"

$910,746
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 119

Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton

$341,519 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 120

"8superpoker"

$751,674
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 121

Mikael "punting-peddler" Thuritz

$286,772 
Online Railbird Report: Cates Big Winner Over Last 2 Weeks; Ivey's Slide Continues 122

Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz

$711,850

Data, hands, and replayer obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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