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  • Real Name Steve

  • Location Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • Gender Male

  • Total Posts 905

  • Member Since Sep 29th, 2007

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Illini213 - Poker Player Profile

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    All-Time High
    2 (2012)
    Costa Rica
    Sliding PLB
    6,157 (100%)


    Lifetime Total
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    GPI Ranking
    • $7,500,000 in lifetime cashes
    • 53 Ranked 53rd World Wide
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    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. Two months later, he took third in the Full Tilt Sunday Major and raked in $20,000.

    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

    "I'm Badly Craving Some Ridiculously Massive Live Score"