Sunday, March 14, 2010

"High Stakes Poker" 3/14

1.

Minieri: (9D)(5H)
Esfandiari: (8H)(6C)
Dwan: (9S)(7C)
Negreanu: DOUBLE QUEENS (Diamonds & Spades)
Elezra: (6D)(5D)

POT: $5,600
THE FLOP: (JD)(AC)(6H)

Elezra & Esfandiari both make bottom pair. After making a $4,400 bet, Elezra wins tonight's first pot worth 10 grand.

NEW MONEY COUNT:
1. Phil Ivey- $793,300
2. Tom Dwan- $614,500
3. Eli Elezra- $272,600
4. Dario Minieri- $243,900
5. Jason Mercier- $215,000
6. Gus Hansen- $212,100
7. Antoino Esfandiari- $202,800
8. Daniel Negreanu- $49,100

2.

Elezra: DOUBLE JACKS (Clubs & Hearts)
Minieri: (QD)(6D)

POT: $50,400
THE FLOP: (7S)(9H)(6S)

Since Minieri only made bottom pair, Elezra still has the early lead in this hand. After Elezra bets $16,900, Minieri raises to $66,500...and Elezra calls!

TURN: 7 OF CLUBS

Both men check this time.

RIVER: 10 OF CLUBS- DUD

After another double check, Elezra wins a much bigger pot of $183,400!

3.

Negreanu (who has raised to ALL-IN on this hand): (KS)(QS)
Elezra: (8D)(7D)

This hand will be run twice.

TOTAL POT: $99,700

ROUND 1:
THE FLOP: (5C)(6S)(9H)- ELEZRA FLOPS A NUT STRAIGHT!
TURN: 4 OF CLUBS- ELEZRA CLINCHES FIRST ROUND
RIVER: 2 OF HEARTS

ROUND 2:
THE FLOP: (6H)(10H)(QC)
TURN: 9 OF DIAMONDS- ANOTHER ELEZRA STRAIGHT!
RIVER: KING OF HEARTS- ELEZRA WINS THE ENTIRE POT!

Unlike the previous players that went broke this season, Negreanu has re-bought back his way into the game with a second $200,000.

4.

Minieri: (KH)(3H)
Dwan: (KD)(10C)

POT: $26,000
THE FLOP: (2C)(10H)(3S)

Dwan makes top pair, while Minieri has made middle pair. Following Minieri's continuation bet of $13,700, Dwan raises to $32,900...and Minieri re-raises to ALL-IN! Dwan's response to that...a call!

TOTAL POT: $344,400

This time, a hand will be done FOUR times.

ROUND 1:
TURN: JACK OF CLUBS
RIVER: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS- DWAN WINS FIRST ROUND

ROUND 2:
TURN: 2 OF DIAMONDS
RIVER: ACE OF CLUBS- DWAN WINS SECOND ROUND

ROUND 3:
TURN: QUEEN OF SPADES
RIVER: 8 OF CLUBS- DWAN WINS THIRD ROUND

FINAL ROUND:
TURN: 10 OF SPADES- DWAN SWEEPS THIS POT WITH TWO PAIR!
RIVER: ACE OF SPADES

That makes Minieri the third player this season to leave the game room after going Bankrupt.

30 Seconds With Kara Scott: The topic this week is who they think is the best all-around Poker player...and according to them, it's Phil Ivey!

5.

Mercier: (JS)(10H)
Hansen: DOUBLE QUEENS (Diamonds & Spades)
Negreanu: (7C)(5C)

POT: $10,800
THE FLOP: (7D)(2S)(5S)

Negreanu leads after pairing both his base cards and bets $6,500. However, Hansen raises to $21,000...and Negreanu re-raises to $71,000. Hansen then pushes ALL-IN...and Negreanu makes the call! For the second time tonight, a hand will be run twice (this is also the third straight hand to have multiple rounds conducted).

TOTAL POT: $401,400

ROUND 1:
TURN: 5 OF HEARTS
RIVER: 8 OF HEARTS- NEGREANU WINS FIRST ROUND

ROUND 2:
TURN: 10 OF DIAMONDS
RIVER: ACE OF SPADES- NEGREANU WINS THE ENTIRE POT!

NEW CASH COUNT:
1. Phil- $799,300
2. Tom- $773,500
3. Eli- $464,300
4. Daniel- $397,200
5. Jason- $212,400
6. Antonio- $203,900
7. Gus- $17,500

6.

Dwan: BLACK TWOS
Hansen: (AD)(9S)
Negreanu: (AS)(9D)
Elezra: (6H)(5H)
Esfandiari: (10C)(7C)

POT: $16,400
THE FLOP: (9H)(5C)(4H)

Elezra immediately makes a heart flush draw and middle pair, while Hansen has top pair and goes ALL-IN. After an Elezra call, Negreanu raises to $39,300 and Elezra calls again; Dwan and Esfandiari both fold. There is a side pot for this hand that starts at $25K; it's quickly doubled.

TURN: 6 OF CLUBS

Esfandiari possibly made a bad fold, as he would have had an open-ended straight draw at this point; as it is, Elezra improves his lead with two pair. He then raises to 100 grand after Negreanu adds $42K to the side pot...and Negreanu folds, so Elezra just won the side pot of $192K! As for the regular pot of $59,300, two river cards will be dealt.

ROUND 1: KING OF DIAMONDS- ELEZRA WINS FIRST ROUND
ROUND 2: KING OF HEARTS- ELEZRA WINS BOTH POTS, FOR A TOTAL WIN OF $251,300!

While Hansen opts for a re-buy, Phil Laak takes over the vacant seat!

7.

Mercier: (AH)(4H)
Ivey: DOUBLE NINES (Diamonds & Spades)

Hansen has decided to sit out at least the remainder of this episode.

POT: $55,000
THE FLOP: (2S)(3D)(7H)

Mercier makes a wheel draw, but Ivey still has the best hand for now. Following a $28,700 Mercier bet, Ivey raises an additional $50K...and Mercier raises to ALL-IN! After that, Ivey...calls! Unlike the previous ALL-IN hands tonight, this will be a one-and-doner.

TOTAL POT: $425,200

TURN: 8 OF CLUBS- DUD

To avoid busting out, Mercier needs a five or an Ace on the river.

RIVER: QUEEN OF SPADES

Ivey gets closer to the $1 Million mark while Mercier becomes the second player tonight to GO BANKRUPT FOR GOOD.

FINAL HAND OF THE NIGHT:

Dwan: (9S)(8S)
Ivey: (AD)(6D)

POT: $70,700
THE FLOP: (10D)(QC)(KD)

Things could get really interesting here- both players have inside straight draws and Ivey also has a chance to make a flush. Both wager $45,800 apiece.

TURN: 3 OF SPADES- DUD

This time, Dwan bets a whopping $123,200...and Ivey calls him!

TURN: 6 OF CLUBS

Dwan goes for a monster bluff win by BETTING ANOTHER $268,200!!! If Ivey does NOT fold now, he will have definitely broken the million-dollar mark for the season, and we will have a NEW SINGLE POT WIN RECORD as well. Dwan currently owns that record with $919,600 on April 5, 2009...






































...AND HE WILL STILL HAVE IT, AS IVEY PAINFULLY FOLDS AFTER THE LONGEST TIME, WINNING DWAN THE LARGEST POT OF THE SEASON FOR $676,900 AND SENDING HIM OVER A MILLION BUCKS ON THE SEASON!!!!!!!!

SKUNKED TONIGHT: Esfandiari, Hansen, Laak & Minieri

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