Saturday, April 30, 2011

"High Stakes Poker" 4/30

COMPETING IN THE FINAL SESSION OF EPISODES THIS SEASON: Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Bill Klein, Robert Croak, Eric "Rolex" (since he's a watch dealer) Boneta, Phil Galfond & Daniel Negreanu (but he won't appear at the table immediately)

1.

Galfond: (QS)(9D)
Laak: (AD)(QD)

POT: $6,200
THE FLOP: (KC)(8C)(4C)- DUD
TURN: JACK OF HEARTS (Broadway Alert for Laak; Gutshot Straight Draw Alert for Galfond)

Does Galfond continue in this hand after his $4.5K bet gets raised by Laak to $18,200...NO, Laak keeps the $28,900 pot.

2.

Galfond: (QS)(10C)
Laak: DOUBLE QUEENS (Hearts & Clubs)
Klein: (AS)(KS)

POT: $44K
THE FLOP: (4S)(6H)(5C)

If Eric had kept his base hand, he would've had trip fours at this point, because he had both of the red ones. Bill folds in the meantime.

TURN (Pot: $78K): 8 OF CLUBS

Galfond's trying to bluff Laak out by betting $53K...WIN for $131K!

3.

Brunson: (8D)(5D)
Galfond: (JD)(7D)

POT: $6,200
THE FLOP: (6C)(10D)(QD)

Galfond has the diamond flush advantage.

TURN ($12K added to bank): ACE OF DIAMONDS
RIVER: QUEEN OF SPADES- GALFOND WINS $198,200 POT W/ THE FLUSH!

After two more hands, here's the first cash count of this session:

1. Phil G.- $335,800
2. Phil L.- $217,100
3. Antonio- $200.5K
4. Eric- $196,400
5. Robert- $195K
6. Johnny- $193K
7. Bill (he's buying in for $500K again)- $461,300
8. Doyle- $100,800

6.

Croak: (AD)(6H)
Boneta: (JS)(10S)
Galfond: (AS)(KC)

POT: $8,300
THE FLOP: (2H)(8C)(KS)- ERIC FOLDS
TURN (Pot: $19,300): 5 OF SPADES- DUD
RIVER (Pot: $40,700): 10 OF DIAMONDS

Robert tries to bluff out Galfond by wagering $15,800...but Galfond seals the deal w/ a raise to $48.5K for a total pot of 105 grand!

7.

Boneta: (KH)(QC)
Esfandiari: (AS)(8H)

POT: $12,800
THE FLOP: (8C)(KC)(3C)(Club Flush Draw Alert for Eric)

Eric doesn't need the flush, though- his $28,400 raise's good enough to take down the $49,600 kitty.

(During a commercial break, I see an ad for the new "Lingo"!)

Later on, this hand turns up:

Klein: (AD)(JH)
Boneta: DOUBLE KINGS (Spades & Hearts)
Galfond: (KD)(4H)

POT: $18,800
THE FLOP: (JC)(9C)(5D)- GALFOND FOLDS
TURN (Pot: $50,800): JACK OF SPADES
RIVER (Pot: $110,800): 6 OF SPADES- BILL WINS $190,800 BANK!

OTHER CASH COUNT TONIGHT:

1. Phil G.- $312,900
2. Johnny- $265.5K
3. Bill- $520,200
4. Robert- $191,200
5. Antonio (he doubled his base buy-in midway in this episode after pulling out a bag filled w/ $200K in chips)- $382,400
6. Eric- $177.5K
7. Phil L.- $166,600
8. Doyle- $83,700

FINAL HAND OF THE WEEK:

Croak: (AC)(JC)
Galfond: (QS)(10H)
Klein: (10S)(6S)

POT: $11,700
THE FLOP: (JS)(9H)(2S)(Open-Ended Straight Draw & Spade Flush Draw Alerts for Phil G.)
TURN (Pot: $64,200): KING OF CLUBS- CROAK FOLDS
RIVER: JACK OF HEARTS

Bill's getting very desperate here by making a $150K gamble...& IT PAYS OFF FOR A $348,200 STEAL!

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