February Online Poker Winners, Losers: “LLinusLLove” Up $262K, “wilhasha” Down $291K

We’re two months into 2018, and online poker’s online cash game race is heating up. Switzerland’s Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger, who finished as the biggest February online poker winner, currently sits atop the 2018 leaderboard with $353,094 in winnings, while “ImagineKing” is currently the year’s biggest loser down more than $653K.

Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger is an online player, but he’s had a little success playing live including $79,271 for winning the UKIPT6High Roller. (Image: PokerStars)

Loeliger February’s Biggest Stud

In February, no one did better playing cash games on PokerStars than Loeliger, who won $262,854 in 8,656 hands spread across 108 sessions. That averaged out to a win rate of $30.36 per hand. It followed up his $90,240 win in January, which put him eighth on that month’s leaderboard.

According to HighstakesDB, Loeliger is currently online poker’s 92nd biggest winner up nearly $1 million lifetime, or at least since first being tracked in May 2016.

Fittingly, it was Loeliger who took down the biggest pot of the month. It happened on February 13 at a heads-up $200/$400 no-limit hold’em table when “bajskorven87” ($46,643.04) raised the button to $1,000 with the 7♥7♣ and Loeliger ($67,915.03) three-bet to $4,200 with the 10♥10♠.

A call was made and the flop came down 4♣2♥5♦. Loeliger led out for $3,358.07 and “bajskorven87” raised to $11,200. Loeliger responded by moving all in and “bajskorven87” called off to create a $93,286.08 pot.

The duo agreed to run it twice, but neither the K♦ turn and 3♣ river on the first runout nor the 9♠ turn and 8♠ river on the second helped “bajskorven87.” Ship the pot to Loeliger.

February Online Poker Biggest Winners
1 Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger (108 sessions/8,656 hands) $262,854
2 Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn (39 sessions/3,282 hands) $198,657
3 “libby493” (18 sessions/1,344 hands) $177,666
4 “BERRI SWEET” (91 sessions/4,845 hands) $150,658
5 “muumipoiss” (8 sessions/1,040 hands) $113,471
6 Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (41 sessions/4,276 hands) $109,496
7 “BlackFortuna” (97 sessions/4,906 hands) $108,124
8 “bajskorven87” (48 sessions/3,784 hands) $106,283
9 “EEE27” (241 sessions/9,196 hands) $100,688
10 “ActionFreak” (210 sessions/10,359 hands) $94,195

Wilhasha Wallowing

On the other end of the spectrum, no one did worse in February online poker than “wilhasha,” who lost $290,949 in 8,914 hands over 44 sessions. On average, he lost $32.64 per hand.

One hand against Loeliger was indicative of “wilhasha’s” recent luck. It took place on February 1 at a heads-up $100/$200 no-limit hold’em table when Loeliger ($40,253.91) raised to $502 with the Q♦4♦ and then called a three-bet to $2,300 from “wilhasha” ($41,270.14), who held the Q♠Q♣.

The 4♠3♠6♦ flop saw “wilhasha” checked and Loeliger bet $1,838.47. “Wilhasha” then woke up with a check-raise to $6,900, Loeliger called, and the 2♣ peeled off on the turn. Loeliger called a bet of $3,900 and the 5♦ river put a straight on the board. “Wilhasha,” who was previously way ahead, moved all in and Loeliger called off to chop the $80,507.86 pot.

“Wilhasha” is now down $236,675 on the year, though three other players are currently doing worse. We already mentioned “ImagineKing” is currently 2018’s biggest online loser, a cause that wasn’t helped in February when he dropped $287,796.

Likewise, Mikael “ChaoRen160” Thuritz lost $234,949 in February. As a result, he’s down $357,044 on the year, enough to make him the second-biggest loser on the “loserboard.”

The third-biggest loser is 2018 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship victor Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion, who is down $293,492. Of that, $82,856 was lost in February.

February Online Poker Biggest Losers
1 “wilhasha” (44 sessions/8,914 hands) –$290,949
2 “ImagineKing” (102 sessions/8,056 hands) –$287,796
3 Mikael “ChaoRen160” Thuritz (12 sessions/1,441 hands) –$234,949
4 Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane (196 sessions/10,951 hands) –$191,496
5 Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro (24 sessions/1,610 hands) -$150,252
6 Jonas “OtB_RedBaron” Mols (67 sessions/8,215 hands) –$134,951
7 “ZarubaNT” (55 sessions/3,328 hands) –$108,113
8 Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion (11 sessions/1,701 hands) –$82,856
9 “HDVNAHIM” (64 sessions/2,626 hands) –$70,100
10 Jordi “prot0” Urlings (25 sessions/1,969 hands) –$63,521

Chad Holloway
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Chad Holloway
Splitting his time between his native Wisconsin and Las Vegas, Chad Holloway gave up a potential law career to follow his passion and play and write about poker. His background includes a long stint as a senior writer for a major poker news site. Long well-known throughout the poker community for his incisive and in-depth commentary and reporting, we are proud to have Chad on board as part of our CardsChat writing team, where he will be covering everything from the World Series of Poker to interviews, features, and more.

Comments

lilu80 wrote...

OMG rainbow fish with Q4s or maybe tired of playing! And ofc crushed QQ. LOL!
Preflop 3bet call and on flop call check raise with his strange Q4s and on flop agressive played with only trash fish pair.
This all with cash NL20000. Cmoon! I think that richy fish with poor gambling hazard soul!
Imo he must go to psychiatry with his big cash :]

king11682 wrote...

There are many important players around the world, and one of them is Loeliger who enjoys competing against the best. This year he started off on the right foot by placing himself among the top earners in online games.

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