Railbird Gossip: Heinecker Tops Yearly Leader Board; Hansen Loses $1.2 Million

Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker

Without the swedish online phenomenon Viktor "Isildur1" Blom providing the action at the table this past week, it´s been a rather slow week for the railbirds. The biggest winner this pas week was Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker with $411,736 in profit, which edged him ahead of Blom on the 2013 yearly leader board for online winnings with a total profit of $3,785,138 which is some $340,000 more than Viktor Blom.

However, the big story this week wasn't the winners, but rather the online poker's biggest loser – Full Tilt Poker Professional Gus Hansen. Two weeks ago the "Great Dane" lost $615,350, and he followed that up last week by dropping $1.3 million. As if things couldn't get worse, this week Hansen went ahead and lost $1,225,292 this week in 9,017 hands over 53 sessions.

Now down $7,586,867 in 2013, Hansen is certain to finish as the year's biggest loser. The big question is by how much? Hansen is now down approximately $14 million lifetime on Full Tilt Poker.

Heinecker Cleans Up at the 2-7 Triple Draw Tables

On Saturday, Nov. 2, Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker spent 16 hours at the $2,000/$4,000 2-7 triple draw tables and took on some of the game's bets including Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Gus Hansen, Alex "PostFlopAction" Kostritsyn, and Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius.

Heinecker's day got off to a good start when he won $171,000 — most of which came from Blom — in two morning sessions. From there, he spent six hours relieving Hansen of $528,000 at a table titled "Upper." It was also there that Kostritsyn won $101,000.

As far as Blom was concerned, he switched to the $500/$1,000 CAP pot-limit Omaha tables and won $188,000 from Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene. Toss in a couple big wins at the $2,000/$4,000 fixed-limit Omaha hi/low tables and Blom finished the day a small winner with $79,000 in profit.

Hansen Drops $334,700 to Ray in Monday Action

Gus Hansen
Gus Hansen

On Monday, Nov. 4, Gus Hansen and Kyle "KPR16" Ray played FLO8 for three and a half hours, and by the time the match came to an end Ray was a $411,000 winner. Hansen recouped $69,000 of that in a later match that lasted 26 minutes, and then made his way to the $2,000/$4,000 2-7 triple draw tables to take on Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker. Hansen pulled out to an early $200,000 lead, but the remained of the three-hour match saw the German get all that back and then some (Heinecker finished a $101,000 winner).

"Denoking" Tuesday's Biggest Winner with $217,700 Win

It only last 45 minutes, but an evening game of $300/$600 no limit hold'em against "bbvisbadforme" resulted in "Denoking" winning $217,700, which was more than enough to make him the day's biggest winner. The two battled over three tables and played two notable pots.

Hand #1: "bbvisbadforme" ($120,385.10) opened for $4,200 and then called when "Denoking" ($262,243.50) three-bet to $4,200, which brought about a flop of {7-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. "Denoking" bet $5,880, "bbvisbadforme" called and the {8-Spades} turned. "Denoking" fired out another bet, this time $16,128, and again "bbvisbadforme" called. When the {5-Hearts} completed the board on the river, "Denoking" bet $41,932.80 and then called when "bbvisbadforme" shoved for $94,177.10. "Bbvisbadforme" tabled the {j-Hearts}{9-Spades} for a straight, but it was no good as "Denoking" had rivered a flush with the {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Ship the $240,770 pot to "Denoking."

Hand #2:


Same Old Story on Thursday—Heinecker Wins and Hansen Loses

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker won $209,000 playing mainly $2,000/$4,000 2-7 triple draw against Gus Hansen and Alex "PostFlopAction" Kostritsyn. Heinecker took over a $100,000 from the Russian in a one-hour long morning session, and a short time later took $81,000 from Hansen.

The "Great Dane" proceeded to move to the $2,000/$4,000 FLO8 tables to take on "SallyWoo." The two played for 4.5 hours, and all Hansen did throughout was slowly but surely send $197,000 "SallyWoo's" way. The two ended up playing another match in which Hansen mitigated some of his losses. All told "SallyWoo" finished the day up $136,700.

Danielle "dmoongirl" Andersen Starts a Video Blog

It's been a good year for Danielle "dmoongirl" Andersen, who rose to poker stardom thanks to the hit documentary Bet Raise Fold. The former online pro went to the Full Tilt Poker Galway a couple months back, and her introductory video blog talks about her adventures with Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen.

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Biggest Winners/Losers (Full Tilt Poker)

Week's Biggest Winners (10/31-11/7): Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker (+$411,736), "Sanlker" (+$231,592), "YurNas"* (+$210,031), Kyle "KPR16" Ray* (+$142,551)

Week's Biggest Losers (10/31-11/7): Gus Hansen (-$1,225,292), "bbvisbadforme" (-$306,227), "samrostan" (-$114,702)

Year's Biggest Winners: Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker (+$3,785,138), Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (+$3,446,697), Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene (+$2,779,902), Alex "IReadYrSoul" Millar (+$2,103,377), Hac "trex313" Dang (+$1,884,132), "Odd_Oddsen"* (+$1,754,891), Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius (+$1,739,717), "no_Ola" (+$1,603,812)

Year's Biggest Losers: Gus Hansen (-$7,586,867), "samrostan" (-$4,329,881), "MalACEsia" (-$3,773,524), Phil "Polarizing" Ivey (-$2,433,773), Ben "Sauce1234" Sulsky (-$1,456,561), "punting-peddler" (-$1,408,463), "patpatpanda" (-$1,330,885), Scott "mastrblastr" Seiver (-$1,220,399), "davin77" (-$1,020,946), "Johnbest" (-$992,253), Rui Cao (-$974,166)

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Data, hands and replayer obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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