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2017’s leader in online poker earnings picked up $1.7 million

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2017’s leader in online poker earnings picked up $1.7 million

It was a “Berri Sweet” year for one online poker player. A regular on PokerStars, a user going by the nickname of BERRI SWEET banked a little more than $1.7 million to become the highest winner in online poker in 2017. It’s been a long road since losing $64,000 during the player’s first year of online poker in 2012. At the opposite end of the chart, Sami “Lrsizk” Kelopuro took the honor of being the biggest loser after gambling way more than $1.2 million.

BERRI SWEET played a total of 44,120 hands across 869 appearances at the tables. The unidentified player averaged winnings of $32.10 per hand in the climb to first place. The biggest pot achieved was worth $343,557 in a Pot-Limit Omaha match against Viktor Blom. If that name rings a bell, it’s because Blom is one of the biggest online winners, having accumulated about $5 million, and has won four titles in the Championship of Online Poker series.

Hot on BERRI SWEET’s heels was Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov with $1.45 million, earned over 59,505 hands in 701 sessions. SWEET has pocketed a total of $2,330,314 on PokerStars alone, making him PokerStars’ 26th biggest winner. The largest pot ever seen on PokerStars was worth $4.45 million in 2013 at the Guangdong Asia Millions Main Event, which was won by German player Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.