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Online Poker: Alex Kostritsyn Wins $450K

Russian Pro Has Another Solid Week On Internet


Over the past seven days on the Internet, poker pro Alexander Kostritsyn won roughly $450,000. The Russian played about 7,300 hands on PokerStars and Full Tilt during the stretch.

On Full Tilt, he plays under the screen name “PostflopAction”, while on PokerStars he grinds under “joiso”. Kostritsyn has opted out of having his long-term results tracked on HighstakesDB, so the poker community no longer can know how much he is up for any period greater than a week. We do know he is having a strong 2015 so far, though.

The second biggest winner during the stretch was Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion, who scored for $415,000 over roughly 4,600 hands. Sion is a high-stakes pro from the United Kingdom.

On the flip side, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom lost $174,000, which trailed only the $176,000 in losses from unknown “HoldemJill9”. Blom is down $540,000 on 2015.

Only one pot over the past week exceeded $100,000. That hand, which was worth $105,000, was played by Norwegian Ola “Odd_Oddsen” Amundsgaard. He lost $136,000 on the week despite being the winner of the six-figure pot against Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies, who basically had a break-even week at the nosebleed web poker tables.

Sahamies is unofficially the biggest winner on the year with nearly $1 million in profits.