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Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond was the best on the poker tables this week, picking up nearly $300,000 in winnings over the past seven days. A large amount of the winnings came from multiple battles with Gus Hansen, but Galfond also fleeced a number of the top online players in the world throughout the week.

The first big hand of the week started off with Hansen raising from under the gun to $3,500. Galfond was the only player to call and the flop came Jd Ts 9d. Hansen put out a $6k continuation bet, only to have Galfond repop it to $17.8k behind him. Hansen however would raise again, and with another raise from Galfond the two were be all in. Hansen turned over 7s 8s for a jack high straight, however Galfond showed Qs Kh for a higher straight and would have Hansen nearly finished. The 5s fell on the turn though, giving Hansen a flush draw to take out Galfond’s straight. The river was a heart however, and Galfond’s king high straight would earn him the $121,062 from the pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #10861240618: Table durrrr (deep 6) – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 21:45:16 ET – 2009/02/26
Seat 1: Mark Vos ($15,381)
Seat 3: durrrr ($50,712)
Seat 4: Gus Hansen ($59,782.50)
Seat 5: OMGClayAiken ($65,893.50)
Seat 6: David Benefield ($58,195)
Mark Vos posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Gus Hansen raises to $3,500
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken calls $3,500
David Benefield folds
Mark Vos folds
durrrr folds
*** FLOP *** [Jd Ts 9d]
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen bets $6,000
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken raises to $17,800
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen raises to $29,600
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken raises to $62,393.50, and is all in
Gus Hansen calls $26,682.50, and is all in
OMGClayAiken shows [Qs Kh]
Gus Hansen shows [7s 8s]
Uncalled bet of $6,111 returned to OMGClayAiken
*** TURN *** [Jd Ts 9d] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Jd Ts 9d 5s] [3h]
OMGClayAiken shows a straight, King high
Gus Hansen shows a straight, Jack high
OMGClayAiken wins the pot ($121,062) with a straight, King high
Gus Hansen is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $121,065 | Rake $3
Board: [Jd Ts 9d 5s 3h]
Seat 1: Mark Vos (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: durrrr (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Gus Hansen showed [7s 8s] and lost with a straight, Jack high
Seat 5: OMGClayAiken showed [Qs Kh] and won ($121,062) with a straight, King high
Seat 6: David Benefield (button) didn’t bet (folded)

The two would continue to battle it out shortly afterward when Galfond opened the hand with an under the gun raise. The raise would fold out all players except Hansen, who called $1,400 more from the big blind to see the 6h 2d Kh flop. Hansen checked to Galfond who bet out $3,200. Hansen check raised to $9k only to have Galfond put it up to $15.2k. Hansen called the raise from Galfond and the 8s came on the turn. Hansen then led out with a $35,700 bet, leaving Galfond to push the rest of his chips in the middle. Hansen called around $1,000 more and turned over Kc 4c for a pair of kings. Galfond on the other hand showed Td 9s and would need to catch a seven on the river to suck out on Hansen. The river came the Jd though and Hansen’s kings would take down the $109,260 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #10862334951: Table durrrr (deep 6) – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 22:52:05 ET – 2009/02/26
Seat 3: durrrr ($64,373)
Seat 4: Gus Hansen ($54,381)
Seat 5: OMGClayAiken ($56,189)
Seat 6: David Benefield ($53,400.50)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Gus Hansen posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
OMGClayAiken raises to $2,400
David Benefield folds
durrrr folds
Gus Hansen calls $1,400
*** FLOP *** [6h 2d Kh]
Gus Hansen checks
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken bets $3,200
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen raises to $9,000
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken raises to $15,200
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen calls $6,200
*** TURN *** [6h 2d Kh] [8s]
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen has requested TIME
Gus Hansen bets $35,700
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken has requested TIME
OMGClayAiken raises to $38,589, and is all in
Gus Hansen calls $1,081, and is all in
OMGClayAiken shows [Td 9s]
Gus Hansen shows [Kc 4c]
Uncalled bet of $1,808 returned to OMGClayAiken
*** RIVER *** [6h 2d Kh 8s] [Jd]
OMGClayAiken shows King Jack high
Gus Hansen shows a pair of Kings
Gus Hansen wins the pot ($109,260) with a pair of Kings
The game is now Pot Limit Omaha Hi with $500/$1,000 blinds
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $109,262 | Rake $2
Board: [6h 2d Kh 8s Jd]
Seat 3: durrrr (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Gus Hansen (big blind) showed [Kc 4c] and won ($109,260) with a pair of Kings
Seat 5: OMGClayAiken showed [Td 9s] and lost with King Jack high
Seat 6: David Benefield (button) didn’t bet (folded)

Just fifteen minutes later, the two would once again contest a pot worth over $100,000. Galfond opened the action with a $2,400 raise from under the gun. Hansen would be the only one to call from the big blind and the flop would come 7c Kd 5d. Hansen checked to Galfond who put out a $3,400 continuation bet. Hansen check raised once again, pushing it up to $9k. Galfond would again come over the top of Hansen’s check raise, making the bet $19,400. Hansen made the call and would bet enough to put Galfond all in when the Qc came on the turn. Galfond made the call for nearly $37k though and turned over Td Ad for a gut shot straight draw and the nut flush draw. Hansen on the other hand showed 2h Kh for a pair of kings and would need to dodge a lot of cards on the river to win. The river came the 2c though and Galfond dumped nearly $60k more to Hansen.

FullTiltPoker Game #10862554857: Table durrrr (deep 6) – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 23:06:09 ET – 2009/02/26
Seat 3: durrrr ($26,569)
Seat 4: Gus Hansen ($138,135)
Seat 5: OMGClayAiken ($58,616)
Seat 6: David Benefield ($44,999.50)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Gus Hansen posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
OMGClayAiken raises to $2,400
David Benefield folds
durrrr folds
Gus Hansen calls $1,400
*** FLOP *** [7c Kd 5d]
Gus Hansen checks
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken bets $3,400
Gus Hansen raises to $9,000
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken raises to $19,400
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen has requested TIME
Gus Hansen calls $10,400
*** TURN *** [7c Kd 5d] [Qc]
Gus Hansen bets $44,100
OMGClayAiken calls $36,816, and is all in
Gus Hansen shows [2h Kh]
OMGClayAiken shows [Td Ad]
Uncalled bet of $7,284 returned to Gus Hansen
*** RIVER *** [7c Kd 5d Qc] [2c]
Gus Hansen shows two pair, Kings and Twos
OMGClayAiken shows Ace King high
Gus Hansen wins the pot ($117,730) with two pair, Kings and Twos
OMGClayAiken adds $50,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $117,732 | Rake $2
Board: [7c Kd 5d Qc 2c]
Seat 3: durrrr (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Gus Hansen (big blind) showed [2h Kh] and won ($117,730) with two pair, Kings and Twos
Seat 5: OMGClayAiken showed [Td Ad] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 6: David Benefield (button) didn’t bet (folded)

Later on in the night it would be Galfond and Tom Dwan battling it out over another decent sized pot. Galfond opened the pot with a raise to $2,400 from the cutoff and the only caller would be Dwan in the big blind. The flop came 2s 7s Js and Dwan would take the lead with a $3,400 bet. Galfond smooth called behind and the 6d came on the turn. Dwan would continue to lead the hand with an $8,700 bet which Galfond would once again smooth call. The 9h on the river didn’t slow Dwan down, as he bet out $29,500 this time. Galfond would call again and show 9d Jd for two pair, while Dwan only had one pair with his Kh Jh, leaving Galfond to pick up the $88,497 from the pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #10862655742: Table Ivey Mix – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 23:12:36 ET – 2009/02/26
Seat 1: durrrr ($185,946)
Seat 2: Gus Hansen ($39,077)
Seat 3: OMGClayAiken ($46,914)
Seat 4: David Benefield ($18,500)
Seat 7: Sirens ($28,294), is sitting out
Seat 9: Mark Vos ($15,750)
Mark Vos posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen folds
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken raises to $2,400
David Benefield folds
Mark Vos folds
durrrr calls $1,400
*** FLOP *** [2s 7s Js]
durrrr bets $3,400
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken calls $3,400
*** TURN *** [2s 7s Js] [6d]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $8,700
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken calls $8,700
*** RIVER *** [2s 7s Js 6d] [9h]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $29,500
OMGClayAiken calls $29,500
*** SHOW DOWN ***
durrrr shows [Kh Jh] a pair of Jacks
OMGClayAiken shows [9d Jd] two pair, Jacks and Nines
OMGClayAiken wins the pot ($88,497) with two pair, Jacks and Nines
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $88,500 | Rake $3
Board: [2s 7s Js 6d 9h]
Seat 1: durrrr (big blind) showed [Kh Jh] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 2: Gus Hansen didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: OMGClayAiken showed [9d Jd] and won ($88,497) with two pair, Jacks and Nines
Seat 4: David Benefield (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 7: Sirens is sitting out
Seat 9: Mark Vos (small blind) folded before the Flop

Hansen and Galfond would once again play for a pot worth nearly $100k, only this time they would get all their money in before the flop. When all the money was in, it was a race between Hansen’s Td Tc and Galfond’s Qh Ah. The flop of 8h 2d Jd had Galfond in trouble, but an ace on the turn put Hansen one card away from losing the hand. The river didn’t help anybody and Galfond’s aces would give him the win in the $98,398 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #10863806818: Table durrrr (deep 6) – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 0:31:07 ET – 2009/02/27
Seat 1: Gus Hansen ($48,700)
Seat 2: tsarrast ($74,685.50)
Seat 3: durrrr ($84,294)
Seat 4: OMGClayAiken ($142,445)
Gus Hansen posts the small blind of $500
tsarrast posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr folds
OMGClayAiken raises to $2,400
Gus Hansen raises to $8,200
tsarrast folds
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken raises to $25,600
Gus Hansen raises to $48,700, and is all in
OMGClayAiken calls $23,100
Gus Hansen shows [Td Tc]
OMGClayAiken shows [Qh Ah]
*** FLOP *** [8h 2d Jd]
*** TURN *** [8h 2d Jd] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [8h 2d Jd Ad] [8s]
Gus Hansen shows two pair, Tens and Eights
OMGClayAiken shows two pair, Aces and Eights
OMGClayAiken wins the pot ($98,398) with two pair, Aces and Eights
Gus Hansen adds $50,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $98,400 | Rake $2
Board: [8h 2d Jd Ad 8s]
Seat 1: Gus Hansen (small blind) showed [Td Tc] and lost with two pair, Tens and Eights
Seat 2: tsarrast (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: durrrr didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: OMGClayAiken (button) showed [Qh Ah] and won ($98,398) with two pair, Aces and Eights

The final big hand of the week would be Galfond’s largest, as he battled over a $160,991 pot with ahtata. The action would start with a raise from good2cu to $3,500 from early position which Galfond called from the button and ahtata called from the big blind. The flop came 2s Jc 3d and the action would check to Galfond who bet out $3,200. ahtata called but good2cu folded and the turn brought the 3c. When the action checked to him once again, Galfond put out a bet of $6,400. ahtata would reraise this time, popping it up to $21,500. Galfond smooth called and the 9s came on the river. ahtata bet out $60,400 and Galfond called the rest of his stack off for a showdown. ahtata showed As 3s for three of a kind.  However, Galfond turned over Jd Js for a full house and would end the week on a high note by taking home the $160,991 from the pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #10882787986: Table Hansen’s Gym – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 3:40:56 ET – 2009/02/28
Seat 1: OMGClayAiken ($78,497)
Seat 2: durrrr ($20,000), is sitting out
Seat 3: John Juanda ($14,747)
Seat 4: ahtata ($123,811.50)
Seat 6: Urindanger ($330,570.25)
Seat 7: good2cu ($77,291)
Seat 8: tsarrast ($34,777)
Seat 9: SirWatts ($13,500)
John Juanda posts the small blind of $500
ahtata posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Urindanger has 15 seconds left to act
Urindanger folds
durrrr has returned
good2cu has 15 seconds left to act
good2cu raises to $3,500
tsarrast folds
SirWatts folds
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken calls $3,500
John Juanda folds
ahtata calls $2,500
*** FLOP *** [2s Jc 3d]
ahtata checks
good2cu has 15 seconds left to act
good2cu checks
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken bets $3,200
ahtata calls $3,200
good2cu folds
*** TURN *** [2s Jc 3d] [3c]
ahtata checks
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken bets $6,400
ahtata raises to $21,500
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken calls $15,100
*** RIVER *** [2s Jc 3d 3c] [9s]
ahtata bets $60,400
OMGClayAiken calls $50,297, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $10,103 returned to ahtata
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ahtata shows [As 3s] three of a kind, Threes
OMGClayAiken shows [Jd Js] a full house, Jacks full of Threes
OMGClayAiken wins the pot ($160,991) with a full house, Jacks full of Threes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $160,994 | Rake $3
Board: [2s Jc 3d 3c 9s]
Seat 1: OMGClayAiken (button) showed [Jd Js] and won ($160,991) with a full house, Jacks full of Threes
Seat 2: durrrr is sitting out
Seat 3: John Juanda (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: ahtata (big blind) showed [As 3s] and lost with three of a kind, Threes
Seat 6: Urindanger didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 7: good2cu folded on the Flop
Seat 8: tsarrast didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 9: SirWatts didn’t bet (folded)