Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn Wins $135,776 at 8-Game & PLO

The high stakes action at PokerStars has picked up again over the last couple of days and once again we saw a six-figure winner as Russian pro Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn ended his day with a $135,776 profit after finding success at both the mixed game and PLO tables.

Kostritsyn's profit all came from heads-up encounters. He twice faced off against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom at the 8-Game tables, winning $38k from a 13 min burst at the $1k/$2k tables around breakfast table and taking a further $19.4k from a 3.5 hour session at the $400/$800 tables which ran from late morning through to mid-afternoon. At one point joiso was up $50k on Isildur1 during this session but the Swedish pro managed to snag a couple of decent pots towards the end of the session to reduce his deficit a little.

The rest of joiso's profit came against JayP-AA. The British pro has recently started to add high stakes mixed games to his resume and took on joiso over 50 minutes yesterday morning at the $400/$800 8-Game tables, resulting in a $47,076 profit for the Russian pro.  The pair then moved on to PLO tables for an hour where joiso won $5k at a $50/$100 table and another $38k at the $100/$200 tables. The biggest pot of the day took place during the $100/$200 session:

A lucky river for joiso who hits an inside straight draw to best JayP-AA's flopped set of 5's - $48.5k pot


Second on yesterday's leaderboard we findss St1ckman who worked up a $42,250 profit after a long day at the $25/$50 and $50/$100 PLO tables. Although St1ckman played at 11 tables in total, all of his profit came from his final three tables which were played simultaneously late in the evening against Fiilismies, gavz101, BongBob, Limwonster, and Trueteller.

BongBob also fared well at the PLO tables, ending third on yesterday's leaderboard with a  $32,291 profit from 313 hands. Fourth place also came from the late night $50/$100 PLO tables as Trueteller continued his decent run of form with a $30,642 profit from just over 200 hands played.

Yesterday's Biggest Winners
joiso 9 1290 $135,776
St1ckman 11 812 $42,250
BongBob 4 313 $32,291
Trueteller 4 214 $30,642

For all yesterday's winners go to the results page, or for current action check out the live results section.


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