Online Poker: Alex Kostritsyn Wins $700K In A Week
Kostritsyn Wins $171K Hand Without Showdown
Russian poker pro Alex “joiso” Kostritsyn won $710,000 over the past seven days on the Internet, according to tracking data from HighstakeDB. It was the most in the online poker world during the stretch.
It took him roughly 9,400 hands to win the amount, which bested “supernova9” ($438,000), Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky ($214,000), “fjutekk” ($136,000) and Mikael “ChaoRen160” Thuritz ($102,000). Kostritsyn put in more volume than anyone on the leader board.
Kostritsyn was the winner of the third largest pot of the week, a $171,000 hand on Tuesday at PokerStars’ $250-$500 pot-limit Omaha, without getting to showdown.
Playing three-handed against “Trueteller” and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Kostritsyn raised a button opening bet from Blom to $5,000, and Trueteller four-bet to $16,500. Blom surrendered his $1,500, and Kostritsyn made the call with roughly $120,000 behind versus Trueteller’s $240,000 stack.
The flop fell 6 6 2, and Kostritsyn checked. Trueteller fired $8,600. Kostritsyn check-raised to roughly $26,000.
Trueteller called, and the turn brought the 4.
Kostritsyn bet $43,000, leaving himself with about $53,000 behind. Trueteller called, and the river was the Q. Kostritsyn shoved, and despite getting better than 4:1 on a call, Trueteller folded.
Thanks in part to that hand, Trueteller dropped $517,000 on the week, followed by “BERRI SWEET” (-$440,000), Refael Amit (-$354,000), “Crazy Elior” (-$211,000) and “DANMERRRRRRR” (-$134,000).
Players who lost small on the week include Dan “w00ki3z” Cates and Alex “Kanu7” Millar. Cates, who had a rare losing year in 2015, has been stuck in reverse to the tune of $430,000 so far in 2016. Only Millar (-$574,000) has lost more.
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