With April in the books, there’s less than a month left before online high stakes action slows a bit for the summer. Trueteller had a very profitable month and has put himself back near the top of the annual leaderboard
Meanwhile, greezhool ran into the buzz saw known as Triple Draw while Sauce123 managed to end a complete disaster of a month on a high note.
Trueteller, Crazy Elior and prot0 Lead Way With Six-Figure Wins
Three players managed to crack six figures in earnings in April. Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov managed to rake in $249,512 over the course of 43 sessions. Through the middle of April, Trueteller was down almost $80K. He then went on a heater that saw him win $336K in the span of 8 days.
Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion was the second biggest winner in April, earning $197,057 over 80 sessions. The majority of those earnings came last Tuesday when he won $124K in a single day playing $1K/$2K Triple Draw at PokerStars.
Jordi “prot0” Urlings was the only other player to score six figures in April, earning $123,575 over 121 sessions. He started the month off somewhat slowly and was only up about $2,000 on the Black Friday anniversary. He profited in two sessions over the remainder of the month, steadily trending upward.
Greece’s Alexandros “mexicann222” Kolonias and ActionFreak were the only other players that came close to eclipsing $100K in earnings this month with $98.5K and $91.1K in earnings respectively.
Greezhool and Sauce123 Take Six-Figure Hits in April
Lithuania’s Krotijonas “greezhool” Andrulis was April’s biggest loser, dropping $267,214 over the span of 194 sessions. Looking at the nosedive that his graph took on April 25, it is clear that Crazy Elior won a large chunk off greezhool in Triple Draw. He dropped $140K that day in Triple Draw alone. HORSE and 8-Game weren’t any kinder as he dropped a combined $130K in those games.
Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky had a rocky April, dropping $166,047 over 119 sessions. To his credit, his month could have been a lot worse. The Black Friday anniversary was not kind to Sulsky as he took a $205K loss in $1K/$2K 8-Game to Trueteller. He slid even further and by April 23rd, he was down over $271K.
Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky is back over $5m high stakes winnings at PokerStars after a big win at $1k/$2k 8-Game https://t.co/vksi4RBSZr— HighstakesDB (@highstakesdb) April 25, 2017
He then went on a two-day heater and cut that deficit to just $155K. This was followed by three straight losing sessions in which he dipped down over $217K. He finally posted a solid $51K win on April 30th to finish the month down $166K.
Other notable players that finished down in April were Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn (-$89,475), Luke “Ib6121” Schwartz (-$62,626) and Dan “w00ki3z” Cates (-$56,566).
Ravenswood13 and Trueteller Top Annual Leaderboard
Ravenswood13 managed to retain the top spot on the annual leaderboard despite losing $24,739 in April. He was up almost $125K on April 18 but then the variance of PLO caught up to him and he dropped about $80K in the game during the rest of the month. Despite the small loss in April, he is still up $655,761 for the year.
[English] Six-Figure Swings in $100/$200 PLO Match Between Trueteller & Ravenswood13 https://t.co/ABwBWI4hhM— BecomePokerPro (@BecomePokerPro) April 13, 2017
Trueteller’s big month has him solidly in second place on the annual leaderboard with $444,510 in earnings. The last couple of months have been a roller coaster for him. At one point in March, he was up almost $650K before dropping over $500K by mid-April.
RaulGonzalez and Jordi “prot0” Urlings are the only other players currently with $300K or more in earnings in 2017. RaulGonzalez presently has $365,343 while prot0 has $342,232.
On the flip side, there are five players with at least $300K or more in losses in 2017. Dan “w00ki3z” Cates is down $482,229 over 13,909 hands. That’s an average of -$34.67 for every hand played.
Dan “supernova9” Smith also has a huge hole to dig out of, down $449,047. He’s actually averaging a larger loss than Cates as he’s only played 7,996 hands. He’s averaging -$56.15 each hand.
The other players with $300K or more in losses this year are Sergey “St1ckman” Vasiliev (-$397,293), Bill “GASTRADER” Perkins (-$396,136) and 8superpoker (-$359,630).
Writer’s Note: All stats are courtesy of HighStakesDB.com.