Shchemelev Wins Half a Million in Seven Days

Russian banker Vladimir “GVOZDIKA55” Shchemelev has been crushing the high-stakes games on PokerStars this week and added another $200k in profit last night.

Shchemelev is now up $562k in the last seven days on the site and is making a late charge to the top of the online-profit charts.

Last night Shchemelev had no problem dominating the high-stakes PLO-8 games against opponents Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Ville Wahlbeck and Chung Ho.

Wahlbeck was the biggest victim as he dumped $129k. It wasn’t a great night for Isildur1 either as he lost $70k in 3,905 hands.

Shades of 2010 WSOP as Shchemelev Cleans Up

Shchemelev is perhaps most well-known for his extraordinary run in the 2010 WSOP where he made four final tables including second in the $50k Players Championship to win a combined total of well over $1 million.

The St. Petersburg-native was not the only big winner last night as MUSTAFABET added $114k in profit.

FakeLove888, the rumored account of Patrik Antonius, also recorded $86k in profit.

According to, Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky has moved into top place in profit this year with an astounding $2.7 million in 2012.

The unidentified Zypherin account is still the biggest loser with $3.1 million in damage but new Full Tilt Poker “Professional” Isildur1 has the dubious honor of being second.

The former PokerStars pro has a lost a total of $2.5 million on PokerStars this year.


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PokerStars Sunday Million

Lithuanian online player bagoch smashed the Sunday Million this week to win $196k.

As usual the PokerStars Sunday Million was the biggest tournament of the week drawing 6,835 players to create a prizepool of $1.3 million.

Lex Veldhuis, Andre Akkari, Johnny Lodden and Mickey Petersen were among the numerous PokerStars pros who bought into the massive tournament but they all busted before the money.

Shane “Shaniac” Schleger, Henrique Pinho and Liv Boeree earned bragging rights over their teammates by making it into the money.

Bagoch was third in chips entering the final table with 7.3 million but had to deal with the massive stack of Canadian a$$ou who had 21 million chips.

Surprisingly a$$ou only made it to fifth place before taking his place on the rail.

Bagoch would go on to best the U.K.’s WithoutAir heads-up to take down the $196k first-place prize.

Here’s a complete look at the final table payouts:

1. bagoch (Lithuania) $196,791.00*
2. WithoutAir (United Kingdom) $164,917.20*
3. gjita (Russia) $109,360.00
4. weygang (Australia) $75,185.00
5. a$$ou (Canada) $57,414.00
6. NoiDoiAA (Romania) $43,744.00
7. teckidtq (Canada) $30,074.00
8. vadeinpace11 (Russia) $16,404.00
9. dean23price (United Kingdom) $10,594.25


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Sunday Scoop: Shannon Shorr Takes PokerStars 500

Poker pro Shannon Shorr highlighted a busy Sunday of online poker tournaments by winning the elite PokerStars 500 yesterday.

While the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up tend to offer bigger prize pools, the Sunday 500 is arguably an even tougher test of skill as the field is largely professional players.

Although Shorr has made some notable scores in FTOPS on Full Tilt, it was his biggest cash on PokerStars.

Check out highlights from the Sunday 500, Million and Warm-Up below:
PokerStars Sunday 500

Shannon Shorr outlasted a field of 792 players to win over $50k in this week’s PokerStars Sunday 500.

The American-born Shorr, who plays on PokerStars as basebal1b, won the online tournament from an account registered in Costa Rica.

The final table also featured 2011 WSOP Main Event runner-up finisher Martin Staszko. The Team PokerStars Pro busted in ninth place to secure a $4.9k consolation prize.

Noted online grinder Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver just missed out on the final table coming in 12th place.

A deal was cut four-handed but Shorr still walked away with the biggest payday. It’s been a good year for Shorr, who won nearly $500k at the WSOP this summer.

Here’s a complete look at the final table payouts (*reflects four-way deal):

1. basebal1b (Costa Rica) $52,723*
2. Jarcon86 (Findland) $37,837*
3. JopperHarryN (Netherlands) $47,849*
4. Tiger0000000 (Germany) $51,471*
5. Big_nat123 (Canada) $19,958
6. pokerpimps81 (Canada) $15,998
7. raidalot (United Kingdom) $12,038
8. Bounatirou (Germany) $8,118
9. M. Staszko (Czech Republic) $4,950


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