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.

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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:

5M/10M Stakes:
2,024,600,000 viziato1991
1,618,400,000 LucKeeBalls
1,261,620,000 $0~Y0U~0$
1,010,000,000 LucKeeBalls
930,700,000 Freund54
850,720,000 viziato1991
849,700,000 viziato1991
770,000,000 LucKeeBalls
770,000,000 LucKeeBalls
678,380,000 $0~Y0U~0$

2.5M/5M Stakes:
4,068,940,000 GQ Jay29
2,186,940,000 GQ Jay29
2,020,220,000 tripticon
1,917,940,000 viziato1991
1,797,500,000 nutzrealhuge
1,741,520,000 nutzrealhuge
1,613,000,000 domenico-i15
1,591,740,000 johnctrucker
1,575,720,000 FunBrunette
1,479,260,000 roma-192773

1M/2M Stakes:
3,142,000,000 viziato1991
1,574,000,000 viziato1991
1,570,000,000 FestU777
1,456,000,000 FestU777
1,378,520,000 FestU777
1,189,160,000 FestU777
1,164,400,000 viziato1991
1,058,460,000 elli35
1,047,080,000 FestU777
992,240,000 Bill88Gold

500K/1M Stakes:
1,088,330,000 badsociety86
1,031,598,000 badsociety86
958,590,000 POCHOMAX
774,000,000 badsociety86
767,000,000 POCHOMAX
764,000,000 POCHOMAX
757,376,000 POCHOMAX
739,000,000 badsociety86
712,500,000 POCHOMAX
696,858,000 badsociety86

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