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Railbird Report: PLO Crusher "cumicon" Revealed, Biggest Pots Online

2017-12-1 13:16:46

This week, we featured "cumicon's" poker graph, and highlighted some of his accomplishments. A day later, Joe Ingram hosted a Poker Life Podcast with the star, revealing his real name. "cumicon" turned out to be Cullen Connors, an American pro relocated to Canada. The one hour and 40 minute-long podcast is well worth a listen. Connors, though, seems pretty fed up with poker and hasn't enjoyed playing it really. The timestamps by David Huber (pinned in the comments) can help you skip to the most interesting bits.

TheHendonMob.com has no records for Cullen Connors. PocketFives has him winning $174,098($153,413 on PokerStars, $20,685 on Full Tilt Poker) with his biggest score ($128,006) coming from a third place (after chopping) in the Sunday Warm Up back in 2010.

But, as the podcast with Ingram should show you, Connors wasn't a tournament player. He locked himself inside for five years to play cash games, preferably heads up pot-limit Omaha. As can be seen in the graph he posted, he's up an astonishing $7 million across the board.

And while Connors mentioned his mother was lurking HighStakesDB to see how her son was doing, the graphs on the tracking site show a bit different numbers. Keeping track since 2012, they have him up $104,958 on Full Tilt Poker and +$1,050,576 on PokerStars, with a big spike at the end of 2015. Keep in mind, HighStakesDB doesn't track all heads up tables and not all websites.

Cumicon's Biggest Pots
All 3 of the biggest pot of Connors' career, according to HSDB, came from a heads-up match between him and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom back in October of 2015. In the $200/$400 game, Connors would eventually sit on a stack of $325,982 (815 big blinds).

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Biggest Pot$233,388 (583bb)
Date:October 24th, 2015
Opponent:Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

Blom opened the button for $1,360. Connors three-bet to $4,240 and Blom called.

Connors would take a more passive line post flop, check-calling all 3 streets. He first checked on {5-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, and called Blom's pot bet for $8,638.

The {9-Spades} on the turn saw Connors check again, and call the pot bet that followed for $25,914 as well.

With the {6-Hearts} on the river pairing the board, "cumicon" went for the third check. Blom bet pot once more, this time for $77,742. Connors called with {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for a full house, sixes over fives, and easily beat Blom's {4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

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2nd Biggest Pot:$222,632 (556bb)
Date:October 24th, 2015
Opponent:Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

Connors opened for $1,360 and Blom three-bet to $4,240. Connors called in position and saw a flop in an $8,800 pot.

The flop came {K-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Blom bet $8,638. Connors called.

Blom bet $25,914 into $26,076 on the {Q-Hearts} turn. Connors shoved and Blom called all in for $98,278.

Blom held the nuts with {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} but was vulnerable against Connors' straight and flush draws with the {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. The {J-Spades} on the river completed both Connors' flush and straight and the pot went his way.

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3rd Biggest Pot:$208,792 (521bb)
Date:October 24th, 2015
Opponent:Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

Blom opened the button for $1,360 and Connors three-bet to $4,240. Blom four-bet to $12,880 and Connors called to build the pot already up to $26,080.

The pot remained at $26,080 as both players checked the flop of {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{A-Clubs}.

On the {K-Spades} turn, Blom was done checking. After Connors checked, Blom bet $25,918 and Connors called.

The {K-Clubs} on the river paired the board and Connors checked again. Blom shoved all in for $65,438 into $77,916. Connors called with {9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} for two pair. Blom showed {J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} for queen-high and had to reload while Connors sat on a stack of $325,982.

Catching Up on High Stakes Action: Three Biggest Pots Online

1) "BERRI SWEET" Wins a $170,224 Pot (851 Big Blinds) from Viktor "Isildur1" Blom
($100/$200 PLO 6-Max)

"Grazvis1" made a fairly big open from under the gun to $800. His neighbor "BERRI SWEET"called before Blom squeezed to $3,740 on the button. The blinds got out of the way and "Grazvis1" called. It was on "BERRI SWEET" again and he re-squeezed to $16,300. Both "Grazvis1" and "BERRI SWEET" called to create a $48,080 pot (240 big blinds) before the flop was even dealt.

"Grazvis1" checked on {9-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and "BERRI SWEET" potted. Blom shoved for a bit more, "Grazvis1" got out of the way and "BERRI SWEET" called all in for $60,672 total.

"BERRI SWEET"{4-Clubs}{A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}60.37%
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{6-Spades}39.63%

The {3-Diamonds} on the turn wasn't a good card for Blom, and the {K-Hearts} on the river wasn't either. The massive pot went to "BERRI SWEET", whose aces held up.

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2) Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov Wins a $106,832 Pot (267 Big Blinds) from "BERRI SWEET"
($200/$400 PLO HU)

The two biggest crushers this year squared off in a heads-up match. "BERRI SWEET" opened on the button to $1,360 and Kuznetsov called.

The flop came {9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov checked in the $2,640 pot. "BERRI SWEET" bet $2,157 and Kuznetsov called.

Kuznetsov checked again on the {2-Hearts} turn and "BERRI SWEET" bet $7,192. Kuznetsov check-raised to $28,770 and "BERRI SWEET" called, growing the pot to $64,495.

The {K-Clubs} river completed the board and Kuznetsov shoved for $20,968. "BERRI SWEET" called but had to muck his {8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} upon being shown {3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} by Kuznetsov.

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3) "BERRI SWEET" Wins a $106,832 Pot (267 Big Blinds) from "JayP-AA"
($200/$400 PLO 3-Handed)

"JayP-AA" opened the button in this 3-handed game for $1,640. Small blind "BERRI SWEET" three-bet to $5,560 and the big blind, Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro, folded. "JayP-AA" called in position.

With $12,000 in the middle, "BERRI SWEET" checked on {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}. "JayP-AA" bet $3,877 and "BERRI SWEET" called.

On the {5-Diamonds} turn, "BERRI SWEET" checked again, and then called a $12,388 bet from "JayP-AA" into a $19,755 pot.

As the {Q-Hearts} completed the board, the pot had grown to $44,531. "BERRI SWEET" checked a third time, and called "JayP-AA's" $30,086 shove.

"JayP-AA" showed {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{J-Spades}{8-Hearts} and mucked as "BERRI SWEET" revealed {Q-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for top set and a blocker.

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

It was a big week for Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky at the high stakes heads-up 8-Game and 2-7 triple draw tables, where he walked away $283,546 richer after 2,567 hands, for more than $110 per hand in profit. Even more impressive was the fact that Sulsky needed just less than three hours in total to win it all. "BERRI SWEET", who duked it out with Kuznetsov as shown above, also had a massive week and banked $255,320 in profit.

Unsurprisingly, the biggest loser of the week was "RaúlGonzalez", who lost the money in the heads-up sessions against Sulsky. Last week, "RaúlGonzalez" dropped $295,290 in total, which wiped away almost all of his high stakes profit in 2017. Carlo "Ravenswood13" van Ravenswoudparted with nearly a quarter million dollars to become the second biggest loser of the week. The Dutchman, residing in Malta, still has an amazing 2017 going for him and is up $814,543 for the year.

 (user)namehandsprofit/loss 11/23-11/30profit/loss 2017profit/loss all time
 Winning Players    
1Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky2,567+$283,546+$272,530$5,125,250
2BERRI SWEET3,049+$255,320+$1,828,225+$2,389,144
3Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas1,847+$146,018+$33,925+$297,539
5Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies1,950+$58,819+$97,531+$1,397,213
8Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane2,377+$44,393+$135,630+$571,840
9Jonas "OtB_RedBaron" Mols1,522+$42,780+$185,331+$2,442,617
 Losing Players    
2Carlo "Ravenswood13" van Ravenswoud4,008-$244,517+$814,543+$32,264
4Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro1,004-$115,139-$1,364,274-$2,067,438
5Viktor "Isildur1" Blom9,306-$89,430+$1,184,215+$2,695,386
9Jordi "prot0" Urlings663-$46,853+$521,305+$449,196
10Vyacheslav "1nvoker" Ozhigov1,171-$37,705+$109,853+$22,616

The 2017 Leaderboard

Due to his big week, "BERRI SWEET" has taken over Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov's top spot at the 2017 leaderboard. Adding another quarter million dollars to his massive 2017, "BERRI SWEET" has moved up to $1,828,225 for the year and now sits in first. Kuznetsov remains in second place with $1,750,897, while Viktor "Isildur1" Blom remains in third place and is up $1,184,215.

Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro played 1,004 hands this week and lost $115,139, which put his 2017 at -$1,364,274. "8superpoker" clocked 1,214 hands the past week and dropped $26,990. With the loss, "8superpoker" now sits at -$702,923 for the year. Dani "supernova9" Stern retired earlier this year and didn't play any hands.

 (user)namehands 2017profit/loss 2017profit/loss per hand 2017profit/loss all time↑/↓most played game 2017
 Winning Players      
1BERRI SWEET54,066+$1,828,225+$33.81+$2,389,144PLO
2Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov54,468+$1,750,897+$32.14+$3,641,664PLO
3Viktor "Isildur1" Blom182,771+$1,184,215+6.47+$2,695,3868-Game
 Losing Players      
1Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro54,991-$1,364,274-$24.80-$2,067,438PLO
2Dani "supernova9" Stern10,039-$777,373-$77.43-$1,439,781-PLO