Monster Pot Report: High stakes regs hit the beach

NOTE: This is the last weekly Monster Pot Report. This blog article will become monthly starting the first week of June.

There was just a solitary pot over 2B chips this week as the summer kicked in for the Northern Hemisphere and the high stakes regulars elected to hit the beach instead of the nosebleed ring game tables.

That pot was the result of a three player pile-up at the 2.5M/5M tables. With 45M chips in the middle pre-flop, the board brought 4♦7♣8♣. Abbaddabba was first to act, bravely betting out 43M chips with the made straight, holding 6♠5♠. dexter153999 made the call with his 9♠9♦ overpair, then Wenb0 raised it up 77M more with a more speculative J♣6♣ for a flush and inside straight draw.

Abbaddabba decided to waste no further time and moved all in for another 1B, and neither of his opponents delayed in making the calls, with dexter153999 having the table covered and WenbO a short stack .
The turn delivered an ineffectual 8♠, but the river turned out to be toxic with the T♣. Wenb0 made the flush and claimed the 1.67B majority of the pot (58%) with Abbaddabba scraping back a little more than his original investment. In total the hand measured 2.86B.


There was a smattering of action at the 5M/10M tables over the course of the week, with four pots sneaking past the 1B barrier. The biggest of which was won by pplplayer when his made straight held up against the bigger straight draw of bullet34 for a 1.1B chip haul.

It wasn't all bad for bullet34 though as he picked up the biggest pot of the week at the 500K/1M stakes in a truly hellacious hand. Four players made it to the flop in a full 9-handed game, merrily paying 5M chips to see what the board might bring. Our hero held pocket tens and ran head long into a set when K♣T♥Q♠ peeled off the top of the deck.

His opponents held J♦9♠ (bottom straight), K♠Q♦ (top two pair) and J♠A♥ (top straight) and so all the chips went flying into the middle. The board paired on the turn, simultaneously killing off the two straights and giving thus far unmentioned short stack TODDZILLA70 the better full house. That was good for 130M chips, but the side pots, amounting to 587M, all went to bullet34.

Finally, the biggest hand at 1M/2M weighed in at over 700 big blinds, but unfortunately not a single player made a profit. The board ran out J♣A♠K♠T♥Q♣ for the nut broadway straight, so everyone got their chips back minus the rake. Commiserations go to seed868, donc14 and aljrod for achieving this dubious feat.

Here are the top 10 hands of all time as recorded by the Monster Pot Report:

11/04/2015 14,806,920,000 viziato1991
11/04/2015 12,531,880,000 viziato1991
11/04/2015 10,311,940,000 Cloud_Hsieh
11/04/2015 8,065,940,000 viziato1991
11/04/2015 7,940,000,000 viziato1991
20/03/2015 6,471,540,000 viziato1991
11/04/2015 5,548,060,000 Cloud_Hsieh
14/04/2015 5,320,000,000 zvjerka1
26/11/2014 5,212,320,000 Sabz.wp
20/03/2015 4,911,500,000 viziato1991

This week's biggest pots broken down by stakes were as follows:

5M/10M Stakes:
1,101,860,000 pplplayer
1,040,000,000 zeus174
1,027,600,000 Wenb0
1,000,000,000 viziato1991
910,000,000 zeus174
820,000,000 viziato1991
808,340,000 Sabz.wp
739,300,000 Wenb0
710,000,000 zeus174
705,760,000 Wenb0

2.5M/5M Stakes:
2,861,190,000 Wenb0
1,804,720,000 hippie ibiza
1,569,920,000 zvjerka1
1,307,100,000 viziato1991
1,150,480,000 LucKeeBalls
1,122,820,000 k28661
1,121,300,000 Wenb0
1,101,720,000 Wenb0
1,095,700,000 LucKeeBalls
1,092,500,000 Wenb0

1M/2M Stakes:
1,435,760,000 seed868
1,143,440,000 Viejeto
1,108,360,000 ID599
1,078,160,000 n.leitner@ge
993,820,000 haha_toiletp
989,360,000 proton7789 & hockeyfan408
970,720,000 LucKeeBalls
966,780,000 seed868
966,300,000 Kleppr
932,420,000 willrafuse

500K/1M Stakes:
719,371,000 bullet34 & TODDZILLA70
632,176,000 Monarch, The
613,364,000 ChadBroChil1
597,482,000 ID599
571,434,000 queen@maca31
545,754,000 bullet34
536,046,000 ID599
530,246,000 ChadBroChil1 & Vitaliy_29
521,832,000 queen@maca31 & ID599
517,770,000 2gd2b

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