Fedor Holz and Timofey Kuznetsov Spat on PokerStars

Usually the stakes involved in playing high-stakes poker is enough to create drama at the tables, but yesterday further fuel was added to the fire after Fedor Holz typed the seemingly innocuous acronym “lol” into the game’s chatbox.
Playing under his PokerStars screen name “CrownUpGuy”, the German pro was involved in a $200/$400 NL Hold’em cash game with Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov (photo), a Russian player with two live tournament cashes to his name worth $2,898,446, including a 4th place finish at last year’s $500k Super High Roller Bowl for $2.15 million.
In the hand in question, Holz held pocket kings to his opponent’s pocket fours, and with both players all-in on a 4-10-2-8 board, and a twice run river card of Q and 3 changing nothing, Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov ended up winning the huge $212,193 pot. That in itself should have been enough to ensure his imperviousness to irritation, but after Holz typed “lol” in the chatbox, an irate Kuznetsov replied with:
“lol what? Do you think you are earned to win every hand? it’s not a tournament.”
Kuznetsov was referring to Holz’s incredible run of tournament success this year in which he has notched up a massive $16,184,274 in winnings, although the Russian’s tone indicated more that he felt more than a hint of envy over the German pro’s incredible results.
After Holz asked him why he was so “mad” considering he had just won the huge pot, Kuznetsov continued his sardonic attack by writing:
“it’s impossible to be mad at justice. The better player won, life goes on.”
The other player at the table, Educa-p0ker then helped Holz make sense of the Russian’s temperament by explaining to him that “trueteller always bad winner.” One can only imagine what Timofey Kuznetsov ‘s reaction would be if he was ever actually to lose a pot.

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