With the World Series starting this week the high stakes action is certainly going to slow down a little. However, last week on the felt it was pretty crazy with Dwan and Sahamies continuing their 3k/9k PLO sessions.
During several more sessions at the $500/1,000 tables on Full Tilt, Dwan and Sahamies agreed to raise and reraise every single pot to 3k and 9k respectively. These massive ‘blind’ levels brought a $702,925 pot – the second-largest pot in online poker history and the largest online pot-limit Omaha pot ever!
After Dwan made the opening raise to $3,000 and Sahamies put in his reraise to $9,000, Dwan decided to 4bet to $27,000. Sahamies called and the flop came JsTh2s. Both players checked and the turn came and action producing 7d. Sahamies bet $54,000 and Dwan raised to $216,000. Sahamies then moved in for $324,463 and Dwan called, having him covered. Dwan showed QsTd8s5d for a queen-high flush draw, a gutshot straight draw, and a pair of tens. Sahamies was in the lead with Jd9d8c7s for a jack-high straight and two pair. The river improved Sahamies to jacks full of sevens with the Jc falling on the river. Sahamies shipped the record breaking pot $703,000 pot! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
Tom Dwan hadn’t been running too well at the end of April and in May, but last week Dwan spent the last seven days grinding out $1.7 million in profit. A lot of it was to come from Gus Hansen and Phil Ivey, with some lengthy sessions of heads-up $500/1,000 PLO.
While playing Ivey on his “Thunderdome” table, Dwan played Gus Hansen on 4 different heads-up $500/1,000 PLO tables. Winning over $400,000 in that session!
In one the biggest pots of the night, Hansen opened for $3,000 and Dwan 3bet to $9,000. Hansen 4bet to $27,000 and Dwan called. Dwan check-raised Hansen’s $54,000 bet all-in to $116,484 on a Kd7s2d flop and Hansen called. Hansen showed AdAcTc9d to Dwan’s KhTs8h6d. The 4c on the turn didn’t help Dwan but the 8s on the river made him two pair, kings and eights, to scoop the $212,975 pot from Hansen.
Who’s Up? Who’s Down?
This week’s biggest winners: Tom “durrrr” Dwan (+$1.7 million), Patrik Antonius (+$309,000), Zugwat (+$110,000)
This week’s biggest losers: Phil Ivey (-$1.08 million), Gus Hansen (-$504,000), Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies (-$353,000)