Monster Pot Report: The 10mil/20mil game
It was always going to be a matter of time before one of the Billionaire Club elite Play Money players stepped up to take on the new 10M/20M game, and after a few weeks of quiet we finally saw two brave high stakes warriors take the plunge.
There are very few players that have the means to join a 2B chip buy-in game, but Italians 'viziato1991' and 'domenico-i15' are among them. Their clash at the pinnacle of the Play Money offering was short but explosive, with two of the hands breaking into the all-time top 10. They're the first new entries into the upper echelons of Monster Potdom in over a month.
The biggest pot for the week weighed in at a colossal 4.33B chips - enough to claim second place on the historic list. 'domenico-i15' opened the action pre-flop holding pocket kings, and 'viziato1991' called with the speculaltive 7♣5♥. The flop came in queen high but also brought 'viziato1991' a gut shot straight draw. He called the small continuation bet and his magic card duly came in on the turn.
With the board seemingly offering little danger the pocket kings were happy to stay on the attack - 'domenico-i15' bet the turn and quickly called when faced with a check-raise. The board completed without improving either player and this time 'viziato1991' decided to take the initiative by moving all in. His opponent called and thus 'viziato1991' claimed a new personal best haul, eclipsing the 3.88B chip pot he won in late January.
Their second-placed effort hand came in at 3.67B chips which has nestled in at 7th on the all-time list. This time it saw 'domenico-i15', holding A♥K♦, call a big all-in on a board of 5♦J♥J♠. Once again 'viziato1991' had gotten a little help from the dealer as he was wielding Q♦J♦. 'domenico-i15' was drawing almost dead and the turn confirmed his fate.
The action at 5M/10M couldn't compete with its new big brother, with just a single pot of a billion chips or more, namely 'HotT~BuTTonS' for 1.29B chips at the No Limit Omaha tables.
As usual the most frequent monster pots were generated at the 2.5M/5M table. The top spot went to 'zvjerka1' from the USA who claimed just shy of 1.5B chips in a five handed no limit Hold'em game. There were three players to the flop of 9♥7♥Q♥ after a raise and a re-raise. Despite the flush danger all three players were happy to continue and there were two all-ins.
The board ran out without a further heart, but it paired on the end with 9♠. 'Vosen8832' tabled pocket aces, and would be understandably annoyed to see himself in last place.
'LucKeeBalls' showed a full house of nines full of sevens with 7♣9♣ - he would be even more disappointed to be in second place. 'zvjerka1' had flopped the top set with two black queens in his hand.
The players at the 1M/2M games couldn't quite crack the 1B mark this week, but Billionaire Club World Rankings high flyer 'Dash_Lane' (2nd place behind Chris Moneymaker) came close with a pot of 979M chips in a spicy full ring game. All it took was to crack the flopped sets of both 'Captain1777' (fives) and 'Bill88Gold' (twos) with a flush on the river with a modest K♥6♥ holding.
Finally, at 500K/1M the top two spots were both claimed by 'aj-workin'. The American registered two hands in excess of 700M at those stakes, a benchmark no-one else was able to top. Oddly, his top win also came courtesy of K6. This time it was thanks to a full house which arrived on the turn with the 6♣. Luckily for 'aj-workin' that card also completed an ace-high flush for 'bradleyasch' which greatly facilitated the monstrous payoff.
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
26/02/2015 4,327,600,000 viziato1991
08/01/2015 4,222,160,000 FunBrunette
14/01/2015 4,068,940,000 GQ Jay29
21/01/2015 3,890,420,000 viziato1991
03/11/2014 3,681,980,000 Kleppr
26/02/2015 3,668,880,000 viziato1991
25/10/2014 3,601,840,000 Kleppr
21/01/2015 3,586,620,000 cENTULICA
03/11/2014 3,563,120,000 Kleppr
This week's biggest pots broken down by stakes were as follows:
950,900,000 FRANKEARL & disaster.72
812,850,000 faustootje & Cloud_Hsieh
487,597,000 Ice queen682
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