Monster Pot Report: GQJay29 and his 4 billion pot
With a couple of notable exceptions it was a relatively quiet week at the Play Money nosebleed stakes. Leading the charge and claiming a space in the all-time top 3 was 'GQ Jay29' who scooped a pot of 4.07B chips.
It took place at the 2.5M/5M tables in a heads-up pot with fellow American 'johnctrucker'. Unusually for such an enormous pot, it started out with an innocuous unraised pre-flop betting round. 'GQ Jay29' check-called a bet of 5M chips on a board of 6d 6s 3h. The turn brought the Th and the action repeated itself - a check call for another 5M chips.
The river delivered the 6c and the hand escalated more quickly than a fight involving Ron Burgundy's news team. 'GQ Jay29' checked again, 'johnctrucker' bet out 28M, then 'GQ Jay29' moved all in for a further 2,656,320,000 chips.
It only took 7 seconds for 'johnctrucker' to find a call with his pocket aces - completing a full house with the three sixes on the board. Unfortunately for him, 'GQ Jay29' held the other six and claimed the mountain of chips with four-of-a-kind.
There was also a monster pot for 'viziato1991' who dragged a 3.1B chip beast after a long and crazy heads-up battle with 'FestU777'. The hand took place at the 1M/2M level and was the result of both player consistently moving all in pre-flop against each other. It culminated in this huge hand where A♦3♥ held up again 8♠2♥.
'viziato1991' also took the top spot for the week at the 5M/10M games, albeit in a more orthodox session against 'tripticon'. The latter cleverly played his way into a well-disguised straight, and all the chips went in on the turn. Unfortunately for him, the Italian's top pair was supported by a flush draw that completed on the river to claim the 2.02B pot.
It was not a disaster for 'tripticon' though, as he had won a pot of almost exactly the same size just two days earlier from the same opponent. Both players had flopped trip 7s, but 'tripticon' pipped the hand at showdown with a K kicker versus the Q of 'viziato1991'.
The top two hands of 500K/1M this week both came at the No Limit Hold'em tables courtesy of 'badsociety86' - both of which clocked in at over 1000 big blinds! It was an epic heads-up game with Italian player 'POCHOMAX' - between them they claimed all top twelve pots played at those stakes for the week.
Here are the top 10 hands of all time as recorded by the Monster Pot Report:
26/11/2014 5,212,320,000 Sabz.wp
08/01/2015 4,222,160,000 FunBrunette
14/01/2015 4,068,940,000 GQ Jay29
03/11/2014 3,681,980,000 Kleppr
25/10/2014 3,601,840,000 Kleppr
03/11/2014 3,563,120,000 Kleppr
22/10/2014 3,528,500,000 Kleppr
01/12/2014 3,375,400,000 Sabz.wp
03/10/2014 3,243,200,000 bachkot 143
09/12/2014 3,221,310,000 rosco2000239 & Sabz.wp
This week's biggest pots broken down by stakes were as follows:
4,068,940,000 GQ Jay29
2,186,940,000 GQ Jay29
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