Monster Pot Report: All the week's biggest Play Money hands
After two weeks of crazy action at the highest of stakes, things calmed down a little at the Play Money nosebleed tables. Although there were no Goliath pots to report, there were still 15 hands that witnessed pots of 2B or more.
The top spot for the week went to the incumbent all-time leader 'viziato1991' from Italy, with a pot of 2.95B chips. The hand took place heads-up at the 2.5M/5M tables against 'Wenb0' from Taiwan. It all started with an innocuous min-raise from our Italian hero who was holding 2c 2d. 'Wenb0', armed with Qh Th, obliged with a straightforward call.
The flop brought a mischievous Qc 2h 8h and the war of the raises commenced. 'viziato1991' led out for a pot sized 20M chips, 'Wenb0' made it 65M, 'viziato1991' made it 214M, 'Wenb0' made it 661M, finally 'viziato1991' moved all in for 1.46B - 'Wenb0' called. The turn gaveth the flush with the Kh, but the river tooketh away with the 8s to complete the full house.
The next biggest hand for the week, and the most sizeable at the 5M/10M stake, was another contribution from 'viziato1991' - who again got the better 'Wenb0'. Taking place three days after their previous clash, 'Wenb0' ran a convincing and expensive bluff on his opponent. Unfortunately for him the Italian had flopped three of a kind and was able to call him down. The total damage amounted to 2.72B chips.
It wasn't all big wins for 'viziato1991' though - as the third biggest hand of the week saw the tables turned. It was another Taiwanese 'Cloud_Hsieh' that served up some revenge for his countryman. A sneakily played flopped set allowed the Italian to catch two pair on the turn. A swift check raise later and the players were all-in for a pot of 2.57B chips. There was no miracle river and a portion of the chips made their way back across the Taiwan Strait.
Honourable mentions this week for being part of the 2B club include 'Kleppr', 'hippie ibiza', 'contra paras', 'LucKeeBalls' and 'Wenb0', who wasn't always on the wrong side of the big pots.
Slipping down to 1M/2M we find a new name at the top of the pile. 'Sampey1975' from Italy decided to speculate with Td 9h in a six-handed NLHE game featuring many of the names already mentioned in this report. The flop brought two more tens and a large clash ensued with a spade flush draw/over cards combo. The turn and river brought clubs so the connectors held up. The unlucky loser? 'Wenb0' again.
At 500K/1M it was another NLHE hand atop the pile, completing a rare sweep for the two-card variant. It was another Monster Pot Report debutant 'Swan523' that took the honours, when he flopped top set with his pocket tens. Two opponents stepped up for the carnage, one holding pocket kings and the other a lower flopped set. By the turn everyone was all in and a blank on the river sealed the 448M chip deal.
Here are the top 10 hands of all time as recorded by the Monster Pot Report:
4,160,000,000 Money800 & Kleppr
4,145,580,000 Detcidda & chedi1
This week's biggest pots broken down by stakes were as follows:
2,118,800,000 hippie ibiza
2,000,000,000 Kleppr & viziato1991
2,466,620,000 hippie ibiza
2,234,600,000 Wenb0 & viziato1991
2,025,920,000 contra paras & viziato1991
867,580,000 LucKeeBalls & Cloud_Hsieh
363,136,000 contra paras
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