Jonas Mols - The Red Baron Can Never Lose, Can He?

Giving yourself the nickname Red Baron means you have a lot to live up to, and Jonas Otb_RedBaron Mols has certainly done that – the Baron von Richtofen of the poker world downing the opposition for several years now at the highest stakes, and boasting a $2million graph that is only a small part of his online earnings…

By: Andrew Burnett

The young Belgian pro shot to prominence when he announced he would be attempting a poker marathon of playing 100k hands in just 20 days at NL500 ZOOM on PokerStars – increasing the difficulty by aiming for a 6BB/100 winrate

Mols didn’t quite manage it first time round, but his 7BB/100 result during his second challenge was a remarkable feat, and he was soon considered to be one of, if not the best, NLHE player online, with reputed $5million in winnings below the $25/50 cash game minimum limit which HSDB begins at…

When he finally found himself playing the biggest names in the game, his self-taught poker brain was at least a match for the likes of Ignat '0human0' Liviu, Jens 'Jeans89’ Kyllonen and Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov, although the following hand was a rather fortuitous affair in many respects…a 33 to 1 shot at just the ‘right time’.

Interestingly, poker’s ‘Red Baron’ landed his four biggest individual pots in the same session, a 3-handed $200/400 NLHE battle with Phil ‘RaiseOnce’ Ivey and Alexander ‘Kanu7’ Millar on PokerStars back in 2015, this one the most painful of them all for Ivey…

Apart from a brief 6-month go at the live game, during which time Mols cashed four times for around $50k, the Belgian Red Baron has spent his career playing almost exclusively NLHE online.

Since 2012 that means a quarter of a million hands at the nosebleed levels, producing the $2million winnings at an average rate of $8.18 per hand, with barely a blip – the sole exception being this year…

Hardly the end of the world for one of the game’s biggest-ever crushers, unlike his fighter pilot namesake for whom one defeat was deadly, but it will be interesting to see how Mols reacts to something he doesn’t face too often!


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