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Online Poker: Alexander Kostritsyn Wins $420K

Russian Wins Big At PokerStars Draw Games


Over the past seven days on PokerStars, Russian poker pro Alex Kostritsyn won roughly $420,000, the most in the online world during the period, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

Kostritsyn, who plays under the screen name “joiso”, is likely one of the top winners on 2015, but he has opted out of having his results, outside of a week time frame, tracked.

He logged just under 3,000 hands during the week and mainly played the draw games.

Other big winners include Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov ($237,692), “RaúlGonzalez” ($219,511), Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby ($166,274), Ben “Ben86” Tollerene ($164,305) and “Katya_18” ($106,625).

The biggest losers on the week include Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$735,300), “Yoghii” (-$186,605), Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro (-$155,883), “donthnrmepls” (-$134,104), “ARTtimeSHOW” (-$124,160), Patrik “Fake Love888” Antonius (-$105,237) and Phil “RaiseOnce” Ivey (-$101,105).

Blom’s extended upswing seems to finally be hitting a real bump in the road.

The largest hand of the past week was a $155,000 pot between Kelopuro and Kuznetsov.

Playing heads-up at $100-$200 pot-limit Omaha, Kelopuro had the button and made it $680. Kuznetsov made the call. The flop fell 3Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit.

Kuznetsov checked, and Kelopuro bet just $600. Kuznetsov check-raised to $3,200, and Kelopuro called. The turn was the 10Club Suit, and Kuznetsov bet $7,900. Kelopuro raised to $26,000, and Kuznetsov called.

The river was the 8Club Suit. Kuznetsov check, Kelopuro put his opponent all in for roughly $47,000. Kuznetsov called. Their cards:

Kelopuro: ADiamond Suit AClub Suit JHeart Suit 10Heart Suit
Kuznetsov: QHeart Suit JSpade Suit 8Heart Suit 3Club Suit

Kuznetsov was good with his full house and raked in the entire pot.