Last Sunday afternoon, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Phil Ivey, and Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies played three-handed $500-$1,000 HA. Sahamies was the big winner in that session, building his stack to over $500,000. Dwan then decided he’d play both Ivey and Sahamies concurrently on separate heads-up PLO tables.
Though Dwan was able to take about $238,000 off Ivey in their match, Dwan took a epic beating when it came to Sahamies, he made around $1,000,000 off Dwan.
In the biggest pot of the session, Dwan opened for $3,000, Sahamies 3bet to $9,000, re-popped to $27,000 and Sahamies called. Both players checked the QsJd5h flop. Sahamies checked again when the turn came the 3d and Dwan bet $37,200, Sahamies called. The river came 8d completing both straight and flush draws. Sahamies put out a hefty $128,400 bet and Dwan made the call and mucked. Sahamies showed KdTc9d7s for the king-high flush to take down the $385,000 pot.
The following day, the two were at it again. Though Dwan appeared to be on the comeback trail in the early part of the match, Sahamies started taking down some huge pots to set Dwan in the hole by another $400,000.
As if the stakes weren’t high enough, Ilari Sahamies and Tom Dwan decided to push them even further in two later sessions .While playing heads-up $500/1,000 PLO, Sahamies proposed $3,000/9,000 “blinds” to Dwan.
Ziigmund: lets make deal
Ziigmund: always have to raise and reraise
durrrr: what type?
durrrr: ill do for 10hands ok?
Ziigmund: before flop
durrrr: next 10hands
Ziigmund: ok next 10 hands
durrrr: so sick
Ziigmund: then u can do what u want
durrrr: ya obv
Ziigmund: or whatever
durrrr: 10 hands
Ziigmund: but raise and reraise before flop
The arrangement lasted far longer than ten hands and huge pots developed as a result. After Dwan put in the $3,000 ‘blind’ and Sahamies the compulsory $9,000 ‘blind’, Dwan elected to just call. The flop came Tc9d6c, Sahamies bet $16,000 and Dwan raised to $53,600 but Sahamies came back over the top for $178,800. Dwan moved all in for a total of $475,283 and Sahamies called, showing AcJs9c3c for middle pair and the nut flush draw while Dwan had AsQs8h7d for the nut straight. Luck was on Sahamies’ side however, as the 4c fell on the turn to make his flush. The river was the 6s and Sahamies earned himself the $577,596 pot.
Dwan ended up winning $160,000 in the session, and won another $160,000 the following day when he and Sahamies logged another session with the same ‘blind’ levels.
Who’s Up? Who’s Down?
This week’s biggest winners: Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies (+$1.6 million), Gus Hansen (+$486,000), DIN_FRU (+$321,000)
This week’s biggest losers: Tom “durrrr” Dwan (-$1.08 million), Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro (-$421,000), “luckexpress10” (-$362,000)