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- Hobbies Weightlifting, football, basketball
- Favorite Tournament Game HSMTTS
Illini213 - Poker Player Profile
- $5,000,000 in lifetime cashes
- 62 Ranked 62nd World Wide
Love the game and want to be the best... my poker life:
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Steve Barshak took down the PokerStars Sunday 500 in February '10 for $88,500. He also has recent victories in $150 freeze-out events on both Full Tilt and Stars for $28,700 and $18,800. In March '10, Steve took down the Full Tilt Poker $100k Guarantee for $39,100. His April '10 victory in the Full Tilt Poker $200k Guarantee was good for another $73,600.
After moving to Costa Rica to be able to play online poker on the major sites, Steve finished in second place in the Ongame Network's ChampionChip in December 2011 for $26,000. On February 12, 2012, Barshak won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up for over $131,000. Then, in September of the same year, he claimed a WCOOP bracelet in a $1,050 NLHE tournament for nearly a quarter of a million bucks. The latter tournament attracted over 1,400 players.
In September 2013, Barshak final tabled the Full Tilt $250K and raked in $13,000. The same month one week later, he finished second in the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl and banked $47,000. He fell heads-up in that tournament to fellow PocketFiver molliemalone. Hit a home run in December 2013, when he chopped the FTOPS Main Event three ways and earned $261,000. The same month, he was back at it, this time landing in second in the 888 Mega Deep for $21,000.
In February 2014, he won the 888 Mega Deep for $33,000, defeating a field of over 800 players. Two months later, Steve finished 5th in the 888 Whale for $13,000. He won the Mega Deep again in September 2014 for another $33,000 and in November 2014 for $32,000. In the final month of 2014, Illini213 finished fourth in the Stars Sunday 500 for $29,000. Shortly thereafter, he took third in the Full Tilt Sunday Major for another $17,000.
January 2015 saw Illini213 final table the Stars Sunday 500 and boost his bankroll by $19,000. He officially finished in fifth place.
Steve Barshak Takes Down PokerStars Sunday 500
Steve Barshak Claims First Five-Figure Online Poker Score
Illini213 Takes Down PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Heads-Up with the $261,000 Man, Illini213