This story was published more than 12 years ago.
Earlier this week a Russian player at PokerStars won nearly $150,000 only to lose it almost all back to high stakes players three days later.
The player, who goes by the moniker 17AXA won around $150,000 last Wednesday during the PokerStars Sunday Millions Tournament. Feeling good after his success, 17AXA decided to play at $5,000 buy in tables; a choice that would cost him dearly.
17AXA was met by several high stakes poker players and after a quick peak, the Russian was down to playing at $30 tables. He ended up stopping when his bank total was $8,000... a far cry from the large win of three days earlier.