As always, PokerNews will take a look at five of the biggest hands over the course of play
Here were the stack sizes to end the last episode:
Daniels Fires Three Barrels With Air
To kick things off on the very first hand aired, Jake Daniels was looking at an unopened pot out of the big blind, and he kicked it up to $4,000 against Jason Koon’s straddle, holding . Koon himself had an ugly one with but opted to continue heads up and in position.
Koon flopped the better of it when fell. Daniels bet small with $2,700 and Koon continued to the . Daniels put in another barrel, this time $9,100. Koon stuck around and a very interesting river fell: .
Daniels had a little over $100K left in his stack with $32K in the pot. He opted for a slight overbet of $40,000.
“Wild one,” Koon said. “A wild spot.”
He folded moments later.
Dwan Back to Bluffing Ways
Jason Koon opened for $2,000 with and Chamath Palihapitiya made it $4,500 in the next seat with . Tom Dwan cold-called on the button with , Phil Hellmuth came along with in the small blind and Koon made it four to the flop.
Hellmuth opted to lead out on the flop for a small bet of $5,200. Palihapitiya called but Dwan popped in a raise to $26,000.
Hellmuth took off his headphones with a smile. He cut down his chips several times then stacked them all as if ready to shove all in, but he folded a moment later. Palihapitiya needed only a few seconds to follow suit. Dwan asked for the board to be ran and it came , .
Hellmuth said he had an overpair, and Koon instantly called out his pocket tens.
“I should have just checked the flop,” Hellmuth lamented afterward.
Dwan Sticky With Rags
The straddle was back on and Hellmuth opened the action with $3,800 second to act with . Laz Hernandez made it $8,500 with in the cutoff. Dwan cold-called out of the straddle with and Hellmuth left them heads up.
Dwan faced aggression on every street as he check-called $15,000 on then $25,000 on the . On the river, Dwan checked and Hernandez bet $30,000. Dwan was getting a nice price but took some time. Eventually, he called with a roll of the eyes, but he was rewarded with a $162K pot.
Kings Versus Queens
The straddle was back off for this hand, when Daniels opened to $2,200 second to act with and Koon picked up on his left. That was cause for a reraise to $8,000, which was met by a four-bet to $29,000 when action folded back to Daniels.
Koon peeled and they saw a flop. Daniels sized down to $14,300 and Koon stuck around for the turn. Less than pot to remained to play on the river with Daniels having $128K left and $168K sitting in the middle. Daniels stuck all of that in, and Koon leaned forward and asked for the count.
“Would you even shove aces here?” he asked as he stretched. “I guess you’d need ace of spades, ace, right? Even that’s gettin kinda thin.
“You don’t even shove ace of spades, king I don’t think. I guess you could just have top set.”
“It’s kind of a crazy spot, man. I want to believe you. You’ve gotta have a big f****** hand here. Like a big f****** hand. I mean do you even have top set? You want me to call you with worse, right? Pretty sick… I really wanna believe you, I really do.”
Finally, he slammed in a few chips but mucked to the top set, and Daniels dragged a $425K pot.
Daniels and Dwan Battle With Weak Hands
With the straddle back on, Hellmuth opened to $3,600 early with . Daniels three-bet to 11,500 with on the button, and Dwan cold-called with from the straddle. Again, Hellmuth left them heads up.
Dwan improved to a flush draw on the flop but checked it over to Daniels. He bet $8,200 and Dwan didn’t need long before raising to $30,000. Daniels peeled with his ace-high and Dwan slowed down with a check on the turn. Daniels bet $40,200. Dwan called, bringing the on the river. He checked and Daniels took a long time before betting $90,000.
Dwan didn’t call right away, but he did drop in the requisite chips to earn the $349,000 pot.
Afterward, Daniels said he didn’t even notice the possible flush had come in.
Stacks to End the Episode
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