This week seemed to be a break in the monstrous pots that we’ve become accustomed to. With the largest pot at $200,000, Isildur1’s dropping down to the $300/$600 Pot-Limit Omaha tables this week was definitely felt. The big winner this week was Brian Townsend taking down huge hands in Pot-Limit Omaha. However, he was not the recipient nor was he involved in this week’s largest hand.
The largest hand this week was between DjAdi and durrrr on a $500/$1000 No Limit Hold ‘Em on Full Tilt Poker. On the button, DjAdi raised to $3,000 with 9d8c and durrrr called with Js7s. The 9s8h8s flop was huge for DjAdi giving him a full house, eights full of nines. The flop gave durrrr a gut-shot straight flush draw, and a flush would cripple him for sure. Durrrr check-raised DjAdi to $14,800 and DjAdi three-bet to $28,500. On a semi-bluff, durrrr went all-in for DjAdi’s $97,000 stack, but DjAdi had the third nuts and was not going to fold. Neither the turn nor river were a Ts and DjAdi won the $200,000 pot.
The rest of this week’s hands were all played at Full Tilt Poker’s $300/$600 Pot-Limit Omaha tables. On the button, Brian Townsend raised to $1,800 with QdQc6h2c and Isildur1 three-bet to $5,400 with QsJc9d7d. Brian Townsend called and saw the Qh5s4s flop give him a set of queens. Isildur1 bet $7,200 with his pair of queens and Townsend raised to $21,000 with his monster to which Isildur1 called. The Jd on the turn gave Isildur1 top two-pair. Unfortunately, he was still behind Townsend’s set of queens. Isildur1 check-raised his $72,390.50 stack all-in and Townsend called. The Tc missed Isildur1 and Townsend raked in the $197,581 pot.
In another pot between the two high-stakes players, Isildur1 raised on the button to $1,800 to which Townsend three-bet to $5,400 with AdKhJdTh and Isildur1 called. The JcAh6h flop was huge for Townsend giving him top two-pair and the nut flush draw. He bet $6,800 and Isildur1 called. The 2s was a blank and both players checked. The Qh gave Townsend the nut flush, but Townsend chose to be tricky and check-raise Isildur1’s $21,600 bet with a shove worth $83,094.50. Isildur1 called and saw the bad news. He mucked and Townsend brought in another huge pot worth $190,589
Townsend and Isildur1 produced another huge pot when Townsend was dealt AhAd9s6h on the button and Isildur1 held another huge hand, KhKd8d6d. Townsend raised to $1,800 and Isildur1 raised to $5,400. Three raises later and the stacks were all-in. The pot was worth $186,150. Unfortunately for Isildur1, the Jd7sJs9hQh board totally missed him and Townsend took in the pot.
This week was a little less exciting than previous weeks with Isildur1 going down a level to the $300/$600 Pot-Limit Omaha tables. Will he move back up to the $500/$1000 tables this week? Will he turn his luck around any time soon? FlopTurnRiver will keep you posted next week with another installment of the High Stakes Rail.