Railbird Report: Gus Hansen Plays Massive PLO Pots on Poker After Dark
12 March 2018
PokerBrave (2978 articles)

On Wednesday, March 7, Gus Hansen returned to Poker After Dark for the first time since 2010 for the second and final day of “Racks of Lamb”, a week dubbed after high-stakes superstar Ben Lamb. The action was broadcast on PokerGO and featured $100/$200 pot-limit Omaha with a mandatory $400 straddle before the stakes doubled to $200/$400 with a mandatory $800 straddle later in the game.

In addition to Hansen, the line-up included Sam Soverel, Matt Kirk, Chris MacFarland, Brian Rast, Len Ashby and of course Lamb, who, on the previous day, booked the biggest profit at the table of more than $250,000.

PokerGO tweeted several of the biggest hands, most of which involved Hansen. While Hansen caused some trouble for his opponents, it was an up and down session for him.

Aces vs Kings vs Queens, vs Eight-Six-Three-Deuce


In an early pot, Soverel called Hansen’s double straddle of $800 with before Lamb raised to $3,800 with . McFarland called with as did Hansen with . Soverel then three-bet for a pot-sized bet of $19,500 and Lamb called before MacFarland jammed all in for $49,400.

Hansen, who had $26,300 behind, thought about it for a minute, before he called and the other two players followed along to create a massive $121,000 main pot with side pots of $37,000 and $14,000.

Three clubs appeared on both boards to give Soverel a huge scoop and a great start to the match.

Top Set and a Straight vs Bottom Two and a Flush Draw


Things turned around quickly for Hansen at the expense of Kirk. With $17,400 already in the pot, Kirk, holding , bet $15,000 with bottom two pair and a flush draw on flop. Hansen, with for a straight and outs to a full-house, declared himself all-in for $59,400.

Rast, with also in the hand, got out of the way, and Kirk and Hansen agreed to run it twice after Kirk called. Hansen scooped a huge pot of $136,800 after diamonds appeared on the turn and river on both boards which did nothing for Kirk.

Kings vs Queens vs a Double Suited Ace-Queen


The stakes moved up to $200/$400 with a mandatory $800 straddle and Kirk was able to get some revenge in a three-way pot involving Hansen and Lamb.

Hansen limped from the hijack with and Lamb over-limped from the button for $800 with . Kirk, in the big blind, raised to $4,200 with . Hansen called before Lamb squeezed to $17,800. Kirk called and action was back on Hansen. Hansen shoved all in and was just about beat to the pot by both Lamb and Kirk.

Kirk scooped up both the $90,100 main pot and the $85,800 side pot after the board ran out with just a pair of aces being the best hand.

Aces vs a Monster Draw


Hansen was then able to win a massive pot of $167,000 against Rast to cap off a huge night for him and his fans. There was already $111,000 in the pot before the flop came .

Rast, with , fired all in for $28,000 and Hansen called with a monster draw to a flush and straight with .

The duo ran it twice and Hansen finished the session in the black after the on the first board gave him a straight, and the on the river of the second board made him a straight again.

Watch the full episodes on PokerGO.com


Catching Up on High Stakes Action: Three Biggest Pots of The Week

March 6 was full of action online, producing eight of the biggest pots of the week on $50/$100 no-limit hold’em and $100/$200 pot-limit Omaha. The two biggest pots involved “CooL1992″ and “libby493″ colliding stacks in huge all-in pots within a few minutes.

1) “CooL1992″ wins a $84,829 Pot (848 Big Blinds) from “libby493″ (March 6)
($50/$100 NLHE 6-Max)

The action began with “MMAsherdog” opening for $300 from under the gun and “limitless” calling from the button. “CooL1992″ three-bet to $1,800 from the small blind before “libby493″ four-bet from the big blind to $5,300. “MMAasherdog” and “limitless” both folded before “CooL1992″ five-bet to $12,250 and got a call from “libby493″.

“CooL1992″ checked the flop “libby493″ jammed all in for $29,805. “CooL1992″ had his opponent covered and called.

Player Hand Equity on
“CooL1992″ 74.04%
“libby493″ 25.96%

“CooL1992″ was a huge 3-1 favorite with pocket kings with his opponent needing a nine for a set or a six for a straight.

Neither of those cards came as the appeared on the turn and the appeared on the river to give “CooL1992″ a massive pot worth $84,829, which was the biggest of the week.

2) “libby493 wins a $59,131 Pot (591 Big Blinds) from “CooL1992″ (March 6)
($50/$100 NLHE 6-Max)

Minutes before the biggest hand of the week, the same duo of “CooL1992″ and “libby493″ faced off in another big hand with different results.

“CooL1992″ opened to $300 from the hijack and called a three-bet of $1,170 from “libby493″ from the cutoff after the action was folded back around to him.

“CooL1992″ check-called a bet of $1,303 from his opponent after the flop came . A similar pattern followed after the appeared on the turn with this time “CooL1992″ check-calling a bet of $3,200.

The action heated up after the completed the board. “CooL1992″ once again checked and “libby493″ bet $6,200. “CooL1992″ jammed all in effectively covering the $17,058 behind in his opponent’s stack. A call followed.

“CooL1992″ turned over for two-pair. However, this proved to be no good as “libby493″ turned over for a set and collected a huge pot of $59,131.

3) Ben “Sauce123″ Sulsky wins a $58,401 Pot (292 Big Blinds) from “BERRI SWEET” (March 6)
($100/$200 PLO 6-Max)

In a heads-up match, “BERRI SWEET” opened from the button to $600 before Ben “Sauce123″ Sulsky three-bet to $1,800. “BERRI SWEET” four-bet to $5,400 and Sulsky called.

Sulsky led out for $10,797 after the flop appeared. “BERRI SWEET” raised more than enough to cover the $13,004 behind in his opponent’s stack and Sulsky called.

Player Hand Equity on
Ben “Sauce123″ Sulsky 88.29%
“BERRI SWEET” 11.71%

“BERRI SWEET” was well-behind needing an ace to complete a set or a pair of running jacks on the turn and river to save his hand.

The duo decided to run it twice. Sulsky won a big pot of $58,401 after “BERRI SWEET” was unable to get a save either time with the on the turn and the on the river completing the first board, and the on the turn and the on the river completing the second board.

This Week’s Online High-Stakes Biggest Winners and Losers

“Grazvis1″ had the biggest week to pull him out of the hole for the year after he booked a profit of $83,856.

“CooL1992″ propelled upward by winning the biggest pot of the week with $58,030 in profit and “mikki696″ with $53,756 in profit.

Meanwhile, “libby493,” who lost the biggest pot of the week, was also the biggest losing player of the week after booking a loss of $82,829. Despite this player’s huge loss last week, “libby493″ is still showing a six-digit profit for 2018 thanks to a strong first two months of the year.

(user)name hands profit/loss 3/1- 3/7 profit/loss 2018 profit/loss all time
Winning Players
1 “Grazvis1″ 1,499 +$83,856 +$18,329 +$308,477
2 “CooL1992″ 162 +$58,030 +$34,506 -$139,874
3 “mikki696″ 423 +$53,756 +$41,660 +$1,099,487
4 “Katya_18″ 2,776 +$49,414 +$133,814 +$765,478
5 Jens “Jeans89″ Kyllönen 1,116 +$33,627 +$43,189 +$5,331,608
6 “nimzon” 634 +$30,630 +$77,276 +$122,299
7 Sergey “St1ckman” Vasiliev 2,229 +$29,116 +$59,803 +$805,487
8 “ActionFreak” 233 +$28,423 +$112,027 +$912,319
9 Daniel “w00ki3z.” Cates 441 +$27,885 -$9,179 +$974,201
10 “BERRI SWEET “ 557 +$27,645 +$163,080 +$2,493,394
Losing Players
1 “libby493″ 267 -$82,829 +$102,186 +$97,147
2 “RICOO222″ 145 -$71,533 -$54,655 -$117,653
3 “bajskorven87″ 991 -$59,838 +$106,873 +$1,319,220
4 “limitless “ 925 -$39,925 +$71,775 +$168,857
5 “oriente1″ 281 -$36,738 -$36,738 -$260,106
6 Jonas “OtB_RedBaron” Mols 1,133 -$31,723 -$194,313 +$2,177,868
7 “Cobus83 “ 707 -$25,755 +$9,620 +$859,037
8 Ben “Sauce123″ Sulsky 496 -$23,625 -$31,273 +$5,130,332
9 Ronny “1-ronnyr3″ Kaiser 673 -$20,812 -$16,806 +$1,459,469
10 Alexandros “mexican222″ Kolonias 379 -$18,531 -$7,312 +$78,684

The 2018 Leaderboard

The biggest three winners and the three biggest losing players for 2018 remained the same as last week with little movement in profit or loss by any of the players involved.

Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger remains the biggest winner at PokerStars with $350,842 in profit. Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn narrowed the gap slightly and is close behind Loeliger with $334,589 in profit followed by James “JayP-AA” Park, who did not play a hand last week, in third place on the 2018 overall leaderboard with $257,203 in profit.

“ImagineKing”, Mikael “ChaoRen160″ Thuritz, and Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion all did not play recorded hands last week and no other player lost enough to push the trio out of the bottom three spots of the leaderboard.

(user)name hands 2018 profit/loss 2018 profit/loss per hand 2018 profit/loss all time most played game 2018
Winning Players
1 Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger 19,723 +$350,842 +$17.78 +$981,424 NL Hold’em
2 Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn 7,106 +$334,589 +$47.08 +$4,296,459 8-Game
3 James “JayP-AA” Park 14,664 +$257,203 +$17.54 +$2,582,982 PLO
Losing Players
1 “ImagineKing” 22,903 -$653,428 -$29.51 -$2,235,740 PLO
2 Mikael “ChaoRen160″ Thuritz 12,843 -$357,044 -$27.80 +$634,526 PLO
3 Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion 3,745 -$293,492 -$78.37 -$171,055 8-Game