Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn Tops Sunday Leaderboard With $215,740 Profit

Russian pro Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn is widely regarded as one of the best mixed-game players in the world and yesterday he proved just why as he beat UK pro Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion out of over $215k.

Kostritsyn and Sion met first at PokerStars $400/$800 8-Game tables mid-afternoon where they played for a little under half an hour, resulting in a  profit of $29,152 for the Russian pro from 68 hands played. After just 15 minutes away from the tables the pair were back, having escalated things to the highest stakes available, $1k/$2k, where they played another 2.5 hours. Once again everything went joiso's way and he added another $185,513 to his bankroll from the 268 hand session.

Other than the big $1k/$2k match it was a relatively slow day at PokerStars highstakes tables. Second on yesterday's leaderboard was another Russian pro, St1ckman, who ended his day up $31,548 with his profits coming from numerous tables of $25/$50 and $50/$100 PLO played throughout the early hours of the day and again during the evening sessions..

The biggest pot of the day came from one of these $50/$100 sessions and went to gragik.

An action flop leads to a three-way all-in. With BLABLABLATA flopping two pairs, BongBob adding an open-ended straight draw and a King high flush draw to his overpair (kings) and gragik flopping the nut-flush draw to go along with his overpair (aces). The flush hits the river sending this $24.4k pot to gragik.


Third on yesterday's leaderboard with an $18,253 profit we find leehfraserj who made his money from a couple of hours playing in last night's $25/$50 PLO 6max games. Completing yesterday's top four with just a $13,251 profit was luckykurac23 who, as with leehfraserj, earned his money from the $25/$50 PLO 6max tables yesterday evening.

Yesterday's Biggest Winners

Player Sessions Hands Winnings
joiso 3 368 $215,740
St1ckman 16 906 $31,548
leehfraserj 3 256 $18,253
luckykurac23 8 419 $13,251

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


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