With the World Series taking up the time of most high stakes pros there hasn’t been that much action at the nose bleeds this week. The $500/1,000 action has been particularly dry. However the newly added $300/600 and $200/400 pot-limit Omaha tables with antes on Full Tilt Poker has been steadily increasing.
Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro has had a swingy year thus far online, but last week he managed to post some excellent sessions on Full Tilt, pulling in $419,000 on Thursday alone. He played a session of $500/1,000 HA with Gus Hansen, luckexpress10, Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin, Mike “SirWatts” Watson, and Niki Jedlicka.
Over the course of only 369 hands, Kelopuro booked $214,000 in winnings, including this massive hold’em pot against Jedlicka:
Playing four-handed, Niki Jedlick opened for $2,400, Kelopuro repopped to $8,000 and Jedlicka called. The flop came 8h7h7s and Kelopuro fired out $11,111. Jedlicka called and the turn fell Th. Kelopuro fired again for $24,000 and Jedlicka shoved for $95,926. Kelopuro made the call and turned up KhQh for a king-high flush while Jedlicka showed Jh5h for a jack-high flush. Kelopuro dragged the $163,043 pot.
Later that day, Kelopuro sat in at three tables of pot-limit Omaha— two of $300/600/100, one at $200/400/70 and one standard $200/400 table, facing largely the same cast of characters. Kelopuro picked up another $204,000 in winnings over the course of just over 200 hands.
Tom “durrrr” Dwan managed to get himself into a massive 1.2million hole and drag himself out within the space of a few hours. Dwan started off playing heads-up $500/1,000 PLO with Gus Hansen and managed to lose two huge pots to Hansen, giving him a massive lead. Hansen was up by more than $1.2 million when Dwan got his stuff back together and grinded it all the way back to +4k. Much of that turnaround came thanks to this gigantic pot!
Dwan raised to $3,000 on the button, Hansen 3bet to $9,000 and Dwan 4b to $27,000. Hansen called and checked a 7s5c3c flop in position. Dwan bet $37,200 and Hansen called. The turn came 4c and Hansen fired out $83,000. Dwan just elected to call and the river came Jd. Hansen moved all in for the $204,854 he had and Dwan called all in. Dwan showed Qs8s7c6c for a seven-high straight flush to Hansen’s KcQdTs2c for the king-high flush.
While still playing Hansen heads-up, Dwan decided to take on Phil Ivey and managed to take $498,000 off the now six-time WSOP bracelet winner in the space of ninety minutes. This brings him back to slightly over break even for the night.
Who’s Up? Who’s Down?
This week’s biggest winners: luckexpress10 (+$466,000), Sami Kelopuro (+$340,000), Bomberman (+$160,000)
This week’s biggest losers: Patrik Antonius (-$423,000), Observer84 (-$342,000), Tom Dwan (-$283,000)