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High stakes online poker player LarsLuzak had what most people would consider a great weekend, logging just over $825,000 in winnings in a little more than 13 hours of play. This of course translates to a respectable hourly rate of around $63,500. Another interesting statistic would be that he played merely 1,245 hands over the weekend, which amounts to around $660 per hand of poker played. Over Friday and Saturday LarsLuzak was handing it to everybody who dared sit at his table (including a few Full Tilt sponsored pros), however throughout Sunday it seemed he was mostly battling fellow high stakes phenom Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan.

The fireworks between the two began Sunday afternoon with a pot that pushed up towards $200k. LarsLuzak raised from the button and was called by both durrrr and Patrik Antonius. The flop came 6d 9c 4h and the action was checked to LarsLuzak who put an almost $7k bet into the pot. This bet was raised by durrrr, which made Antonius fold, and after some amount of thinking LarsLuzak pushed all in for a re-raise totaling just over $50k more. Durrrr called the bet and showed A9 for top pair and LarsLuzak showed 57 for an open ended straight draw. The turn and river were both blanks and durrrr took the early lead in the fight between the two players.

FullTiltPoker Game #8771836275: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 2:52:24 ET – 2008/11/02
Seat 1: Urindanger ($50,000), is sitting out
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($83,499.75)
Seat 4: LarsLuzak ($95,696.75)
Seat 5: durrrr ($120,799)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Patrik Antonius posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LarsLuzak raises to $3,500
durrrr calls $3,000
Patrik Antonius calls $2,500
*** FLOP *** [6d 9c 4h]
durrrr checks
Patrik Antonius checks
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak bets $6,900
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $20,200
Patrik Antonius folds
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak has requested TIME
LarsLuzak raises to $92,196.75, and is all in
durrrr calls $71,996.75
LarsLuzak shows [5c 7s]
durrrr shows [9h As]
*** TURN *** [6d 9c 4h] [Qs]
*** RIVER *** [6d 9c 4h Qs] [Kd]
LarsLuzak shows King Queen high
durrrr shows a pair of Nines
durrrr wins the pot ($194,892.50) with a pair of Nines
LarsLuzak is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $194,893.50 | Rake $1
Board: [6d 9c 4h Qs Kd]
Seat 1: Urindanger is sitting out
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: LarsLuzak (button) showed [5c 7s] and lost with King Queen high
Seat 5: durrrr (small blind) showed [9h As] and won ($194,892.50) with a pair of Nines

Barely 10 minutes later another pot was contested between LarsLuzak and durrrr, this one totaling nearly $175k. The hand began with a raise from durrrr and a re-raise to $11k from LarsLuzak. The flop came 3s 3h 4c and LarsLuzak put out a bet of around $13.5k which was responded to by a push from durrrr for almost another $65k. LarsLuzak made the call and turned over a pair of 9s which gave durrrr’s K4 only 5 outs. An A came on the turn and it was looking grim for Dwan, but the river was a king and durrrr took down another huge pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8771916115: Table GusHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 3:03:45 ET – 2008/11/02
Seat 2: Patrik Antonius ($145,796.50), is sitting out
Seat 4: Urindanger ($50,000), is sitting out
Seat 5: LarsLuzak ($85,795)
Seat 6: durrrr ($88,398.50)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
LarsLuzak posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak raises to $11,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr calls $8,000
*** FLOP *** [3s 3h 4c]
LarsLuzak bets $13,600
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $77,398.50, and is all in
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak calls $61,195, and is all in
durrrr shows [Ks 4s]
LarsLuzak shows [9c 9h]
Uncalled bet of $2,603.50 returned to durrrr
*** TURN *** [3s 3h 4c] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [3s 3h 4c Ac] [Kc]
durrrr shows two pair, Kings and Fours
LarsLuzak shows two pair, Nines and Threes
durrrr wins the pot ($171,589.50) with two pair, Kings and Fours
LarsLuzak is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $171,590 | Rake $0.50
Board: [3s 3h 4c Ac Kc]
Seat 2: Patrik Antonius is sitting out
Seat 4: Urindanger is sitting out
Seat 5: LarsLuzak (big blind) showed [9c 9h] and lost with two pair, Nines and Threes
Seat 6: durrrr (small blind) showed [Ks 4s] and won ($171,589.50) with two pair, Kings and Fours

Just over an hour later, the two again were contesting a nearly $200k pot. This time LarsLuzak was dealt 8c Js and he raised after several folds in front of him. Durrrr re-raised to $12k from the small blind and both lady marmelade and LarsLuzak smooth called durrrr’s raise. The flop came 3c 7s 8s, giving LarsLuzak top pair. However, he was put to a tough decision as durrrr suddenly opened the action by pushing his entire stack of almost $190k into the pot. This folded out lady marmelade and put the action to LarsLuzak who thought for a while and then made the call showing his J8. Durrrr could not have been impressed, as he turned over 89 and was in trouble. He had already put a pretty bad beat on LarsLuzak once today and was hoping to do it again. The turn, however, was a J, giving LarsLuzak top two pair and leaving durrrr only the four 10s in the deck to save him. This time the river 6 didn’t save durrrr, and things were beginning to look up for LarsLuzak as he added almost $100k more to his stack.

FullTiltPoker Game #8772330995: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 4:10:03 ET – 2008/11/02
Seat 1: La Key U ($109,734), is sitting out
Seat 2: lolzcapaneo ($104,633)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($91,873.75)
Seat 4: LarsLuzak ($90,746)
Seat 5: durrrr ($201,028.50)
Seat 6: lady marmelade ($93,799)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
lady marmelade posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
lolzcapaneo folds
La Key U has returned
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius folds
LarsLuzak raises to $3,500
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $12,000
lady marmelade calls $11,000
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak calls $8,500
*** FLOP *** [3c 7s 8s]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $189,028.50, and is all in
lady marmelade folds
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak has requested TIME
LarsLuzak calls $78,746, and is all in
durrrr shows [8h 9h]
LarsLuzak shows [8c Js]
Uncalled bet of $110,282.50 returned to durrrr
*** TURN *** [3c 7s 8s] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [3c 7s 8s Jh] [6c]
durrrr shows a pair of Eights
LarsLuzak shows two pair, Jacks and Eights
LarsLuzak wins the pot ($193,489) with two pair, Jacks and Eights
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $193,492 | Rake $3
Board: [3c 7s 8s Jh 6c]
Seat 1: La Key U is sitting out
Seat 2: lolzcapaneo didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: LarsLuzak (button) showed [8c Js] and won ($193,489) with two pair, Jacks and Eights
Seat 5: durrrr (small blind) showed [8h 9h] and lost with a pair of Eights
Seat 6: lady marmelade (big blind) folded on the Flop

Later in the evening there was yet another big hand involving both LarsLuzak and durrrr. This time it was lady marmelade who made the raise preflop, which was called by LarsLuzak from the big blind and then check-raised by durrrr who was under the gun. This caused lady marmelade to fold, however LarsLuzak made the call. The flop came 4h Jd 5c and both players checked to see the Kh fall on the turn. LarsLuzak checked the action to durrrr who bet almost $25k. LarsLuzak re-raised all in and durrrr called for the remaining $56k in his stack. LarsLuzak flipped over pocket fives for three of a kind, and durrrr flipped Q9 for yet another gut shot straight draw. The river brought one more five, giving LarsLuzak quads, as well as a $205k pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8773101621: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 6:24:02 ET – 2008/11/02
Seat 1: Urindanger ($50,000), is sitting out
Seat 2: lolzcapaneo ($195,791)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($218,068.75)
Seat 4: LarsLuzak ($178,970)
Seat 5: durrrr ($100,000)
Seat 6: lady marmelade ($110,375)
Patrik Antonius posts the small blind of $500
LarsLuzak posts the big blind of $1,000
5 seconds left to act
durrrr posts a dead small blind of $500
durrrr posts $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr checks
lady marmelade raises to $5,000
lolzcapaneo folds
Patrik Antonius folds
LarsLuzak calls $4,000
Urindanger has been disconnected
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
Urindanger has reconnected
Urindanger has returned
durrrr raises to $18,700
lady marmelade has 15 seconds left to act
lady marmelade folds
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak calls $13,700
*** FLOP *** [4h Jd 5c]
LarsLuzak checks
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr checks
*** TURN *** [4h Jd 5c] [Kd]
LarsLuzak checks
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $24,700
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak raises to $160,270, and is all in
durrrr calls $56,100, and is all in
LarsLuzak shows [5d 5s]
durrrr shows [Qd 9d]
Uncalled bet of $79,470 returned to LarsLuzak
*** RIVER *** [4h Jd 5c Kd] [5h]
LarsLuzak shows four of a kind, Fives
durrrr shows a pair of Fives
LarsLuzak wins the pot ($204,997) with four of a kind, Fives
durrrr adds $50,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $205,000 | Rake $3
Board: [4h Jd 5c Kd 5h]
Seat 1: Urindanger is sitting out
Seat 2: lolzcapaneo (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: LarsLuzak (big blind) showed [5d 5s] and won ($204,997) with four of a kind, Fives
Seat 5: durrrr showed [Qd 9d] and lost with a pair of Fives
Seat 6: lady marmelade folded before the Flop

Not long after the last hand, the two managed to refrain from going all in, but still managed to create nearly a $175k pot. LarsLuzak opened the pot from late position with Ks Jd but was re-raised by durrrr from the button. LarsLuzak made the call and the flop came 8h Js Th. Again both players checked the flop and the 6h came on the turn. LarsLuzak put out a bet of nearly $20k which was called by durrrr. The river brought the Kc which gave LarsLuzak two pair. He bet out $54k and was called by durrrr. LarsLuzak turned over the top two pair hoping that it would be good enough and it was as durrrr mucked his cards, giving LarsLuzak the win in the $169,676 pot. The tides had indeed turned since the beginning of the night, and it seemed now as though LarsLuzak was taking durrrr to town. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for Tom Dwan), this was the last big hand between the two for the night.

FullTiltPoker Game #8773204556: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 6:40:28 ET – 2008/11/02
Seat 1: Urindanger ($111,500)
Seat 2: lolzcapaneo ($193,785)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($266,062.75)
Seat 4: LarsLuzak ($259,964)
Seat 5: durrrr ($199,500)
Seat 6: lady marmelade ($94,373.50)
lady marmelade posts the small blind of $500
Urindanger posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
lolzcapaneo folds
Patrik Antonius folds
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak raises to $3,500
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $11,200
lady marmelade folds
Urindanger folds
LarsLuzak calls $7,700
*** FLOP *** [8h Js Th]
LarsLuzak checks
durrrr checks
*** TURN *** [8h Js Th] [6h]
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak bets $18,888
durrrr calls $18,888
*** RIVER *** [8h Js Th 6h] [Kc]
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak bets $54,000
durrrr calls $54,000
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LarsLuzak shows [Ks Jd] two pair, Kings and Jacks
durrrr mucks
LarsLuzak wins the pot ($169,673) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $169,676 | Rake $3
Board: [8h Js Th 6h Kc]
Seat 1: Urindanger (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: lolzcapaneo didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: LarsLuzak collected ($169,673)
Seat 5: durrrr (button) mucked
Seat 6: lady marmelade (small blind) folded before the Flop

Another notable hand from LarsLuzak included an over $200,000 pot played heads up with Full Tilt sponsored pro Patrik Antonius. Antonius opened the action with a raise from the button to $3k. LarsLuzak reraised to $10.5k and Antonius called. The flop came Qd 4c 8c and LarsLuzak put out a bet of over $15k which was called by Antonius. The turn brought the Ad and LarsLuzak again bet out $32k, only to have Antonius re-raise all in for almost $50k more. LarsLuzak made the call and flipped over AQ and he had Antonius’ AK on the ropes. The river was a 2, not enough to bail Antonius out and LarsLuzak added just over $100k more to his stack.

FullTiltPoker Game #8750078773: Table GusHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 18:52:40 ET – 2008/10/31
Seat 2: Patrik Antonius ($103,999)
Seat 4: LarsLuzak ($101,813)
Patrik Antonius posts the small blind of $500
LarsLuzak posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $3,000
LarsLuzak raises to $10,500
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $7,500
*** FLOP *** [Qd 4c 8c]
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak bets $15,600
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $15,600
*** TURN *** [Qd 4c 8c] [Ad]
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak bets $32,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $77,899, and is all in
LarsLuzak calls $43,713, and is all in
Patrik Antonius shows [Ac Kh]
LarsLuzak shows [Qh Ah]
Uncalled bet of $2,186 returned to Patrik Antonius
*** RIVER *** [Qd 4c 8c Ad] [2s]
Patrik Antonius shows a pair of Aces
LarsLuzak shows two pair, Aces and Queens
LarsLuzak wins the pot ($203,625.50) with two pair, Aces and Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $203,626 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Qd 4c 8c Ad 2s]
Seat 2: Patrik Antonius (small blind) showed [Ac Kh] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: LarsLuzak (big blind) showed [Qh Ah] and won ($203,625.50) with two pair, Aces and Queens

Later on in the evening LarsLuzak took aim at another Full Tilt sponsored pro, David Benyamine. The action was folded around to Benyamine who was holding Qd Ks in the small blind and raised the pot to $3k. LarsLuzak was looking at As Ts and made the call. The flop came 5s 7c Kc and Benyamine put out a pot sized bet which was called by LarsLuzak. The turn brought the 2s and Benyamine checked the action over to LarsLuzak who now had a flush draw. LarsLuzak now put out a bet of $13k only to be re-raised another $29k by Benyamine. LarsLuzak made the call and the river was a huge action card, the Qs. This card gave David Benyamine top two pair, but unfortunately for him it also gave LarsLuzak the nut flush. Benyamine pushed the almost $68k he had remaining and was called by LarsLuzak who took down the $237,842 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8751194267: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 20:17:28 ET – 2008/10/31
Seat 1: trex313 ($136,988), is sitting out
Seat 2: Phil Ivey ($90,995)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($209,469.50)
Seat 4: David Benyamine ($118,922)
Seat 5: LarsLuzak ($138,581.15)
David Benyamine posts the small blind of $500
LarsLuzak posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey folds
Patrik Antonius folds
David Benyamine raises to $3,000
LarsLuzak calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [5s 7c Kc]
David Benyamine bets $6,000
LarsLuzak calls $6,000
*** TURN *** [5s 7c Kc] [2s]
David Benyamine checks
LarsLuzak bets $13,000
David Benyamine raises to $42,000
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak has requested TIME
trex313 stands up
LarsLuzak calls $29,000
*** RIVER *** [5s 7c Kc 2s] [Qs]
David Benyamine bets $67,922, and is all in
LarsLuzak calls $67,922
*** SHOW DOWN ***
David Benyamine shows [Qd Ks] two pair, Kings and Queens
LarsLuzak shows [As Ts] a flush, Ace high
LarsLuzak wins the pot ($237,842) with a flush, Ace high
David Benyamine adds $50,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $237,844 | Rake $2
Board: [5s 7c Kc 2s Qs]
Seat 1: trex313 is sitting out
Seat 2: Phil Ivey didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: David Benyamine (small blind) showed [Qd Ks] and lost with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 5: LarsLuzak (big blind) showed [As Ts] and won ($237,842) with a flush, Ace high

Overall, the weekend went well for LarsLuzak. He showed (once again) that he can play with the best and come out on top, quite a large amount on top as well. If we are lucky, hopefully we will see more big action between him and Tom Dwan sometime soon.