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HighStakes Poker: Biggest Pot in the history of televised poker

The biggest pot ever in the history of televised poker was played in the last episode of the very popular TV show high stakes poker. Tom "durrrr" Dwan flopped top pair with flush draw and got all his money in versus Barry "Robin Hood of Poker" Greenstein's pair of aces. This is how the hand was played outPeter Eastgate bets $3,500 with A[s]K[h] and Greenstein raise to $15, 000 with A[d]A[c]. Tom [...]   Read more » HighStakes Poker: Biggest Pot in the history of televised poker

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M3turbo, why would someone want to run it twice if they are ahead, just because they don't want to lose a big pot? Ya, I know what you mean "Destroying" the idea of high stakes, I guess most of the players are playing higher stakes than they should. Would running it 3 times favour the winning hand? I think so.

And what do you think about buying insurance, it's somewhat similar to running it twice. Phil Hellmuth always buys insurance. If he always gets his hand in as a favourite than he can't lose but he is always losing equity right?

     
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If Phil starts ralmbling about insurance, I lose my head. The way he speaks of insurance Aww crap!
And Phil will only take insurance when he thinks he can be beaten.

--> Watch his patented all in moves, then he was convinced he had the best hand.

HSP stays a 'private' cash game, so for all I care they may run the whole deck 50 times.
Same goes for straddling, wich We do also here at home.

     
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Posted by GeneYuss:
And what do you think about buying insurance, it's somewhat similar to running it twice. Phil Hellmuth always buys insurance. If he always gets his hand in as a favourite than he can't lose but he is always losing equity right?


I guess his acting is to make dead sure that everyone notices that he puts his chips in while ahead. And if he should lose the hand it is only because of his bad luck. Blink

     
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I think asking for insurance is ok when you're in a multi-day tournament and you're tournaments on the line. After all the work you don't want to go home empty handed. You only lose equity if you go on to win and if there's a forty percent chance you can go home with nothing, then I'd take the option of a guaranteed prize.

Flangel, obviously phil only asks for insurance when he can be beaten. there's no point in insurance if you have the nuts. that would be giving money away for nothing.

If you run the hand twice do you shuffle the deck with the first turn and river again before the second deal. if not running it twice would definitely favour Greenstein because Durr needs to hit one of his outs twice. if he hits first time thats one less out for him to hit the second time. Although split pot is much more likely.

     
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When running a hand twice the cards aren't reshuffled, they use the remaining cards. I think it's good they didn't run it twice, most of the big pots get run twice. Kinda makes it lame, would be skared to lose those amount too though.

     
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it was a standard play by both players raise re-raise shove it happens with me all the time too...

only difference n the hype being the size pf the pot

btw DURRRRRS god of online poker n whoever says hes an idiot should check out his bank baln

     
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Flangel, I seen the Phil Hellmuth insta call against Greenstein on HSP. I think there was another insta call on Poker after dark where hellmuth lost set over set, did you see that one? I think Phil Hellmuth just gets emotional when players overplay their hands and he can't wait to get his money in there.

shokaku, I know what you mean. Like Jedi mind tricks, Phil tries to get other people to think the way he wants them to.

Anyway, it must suck to lose the biggest pot. I wonder what Greenstein's networth is. He probably has people to stake him.

     
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Posted by GeneYuss:
Anyway, it must suck to lose the biggest pot. I wonder what Greenstein's networth is. He probably has people to stake him.


Yeah. I expect many of them do. It's another form of insurance but I wouldn't like to have it on my shoulders the fact that it's not just my money I'm losing. Imagine knowing if you lose this hand you're directly losing others hundreds maybe thousands of dollars. More pressure in my opinion than losing your own half a million.

     
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http://www.pokertube.com/Movies.aspx?movie=9570&Key...

Listen to this review on pokertube
They are analyzing the hands from Barry and Tom Dwa ( AA vs J-9, AA vs 42 vs Q10 and AA vs KQ)

Its a live interview with Barry Greenstein

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Posted by GeneYuss:
Flangel, I seen the Phil Hellmuth insta call against Greenstein on HSP. I think there was another insta call on Poker after dark where hellmuth lost set over set, did you see that one? I think Phil Hellmuth just gets emotional when players overplay their hands and he can't wait to get his money in there


Yep, Ive seen all his patend allin calls on the net, PAD, HSP etc.

Helmuth is always emotional. Most of the time crybaby..
WSOP 2008: Q10 vs his set of 8
WSOP 2008 10-4 v his AK . PLayers outplays helmuth and start yelling to him ' your an idiot'
Phil crosses way too much these lines of curtosy ,11 Bracelets or not.


Edited by Flangel (09 April 2009 @ 15:40 GMT)


     
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Phil is an idiot.

     
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Posted by Bizla:
Phil is an idiot.


An idiot who won 11 WSOP bracelets Big Smile

     
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Flangel , thanks for the video, it's a long video, I'll watch it later. Do you listen to Tuesdays with Ivey and Greenstein?

Ya, I seen those videos of Hellmuth on youtube. A lot of time he's out of line but it makes good tv Smile

awood88, I think Eli Elezra is staked too. He's always giving money away.

     
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what a pot, derr has something u have to say..

     
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Now here is the write way how a story like this should be written. Nice work "T". Blink
This is the way everybody understands what has happened, the factual way. You don´t have to comment why Eastgate decides to quit, each one thinks whatever wants about is decision. If it has been declared in the end of the game, perhaps you should have tryed to ear from him. If not, you don´t have to suppose nothing. Apart from this, it should be great to feel the heart beat with a 900k pot in front of us. Wow... better not show much entusiasm or we can get easyly readed by others...

     
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My good, no comment on that one...

     
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dwan is just lucky but no very good player.


Isildur1 said that he got a huge edge against durrrr because dwan makes a lot of stupid plays. and he absolut right.

     
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