Very interesting day at the tables. Durrrr put in a long day, playing over 2700 hands and he was royally rewarded when he reached almost one million in winnings. After such a win, you would expect him to have been involved in a lot of huge pots, but this time that wasn’t the case. Durrrr actually had only one pot among the top 20, while Ziigmund, who took a loss for the day, was the winner of five of the seven largest hands.
It was heads-up $200/$400 PLO that was the order of the day for durrrr, and his two main victims were Brian Townsend and Cole South. Against Townsend, he only played a single table for 126 hands, but managed to win a whopping $496K in that short time span. That is close to 4000 dollars per hand, or 10 big blinds. I mentioned yesterday that I thought the match between Cole South and Ziigmund was one sided, but compared to durrrr’s match here, the one yesterday was quite uneventful.
Cole South lost about $300K to durrrr, but that was over 2000 hands, so even if it was a big result for durrrr, it was not a huge swing for the stakes that we are talking about here. They seem to have been five and six tabling for most of the session, so it took an intense four hours for them to finish up. If only the durrrr challenge would see such action….
Durrrr and South both hits top two pairs, but running tens on the end gives durrrr the best hand. $176K pot.
Quite a funny hand this one. Both players are happy to get their money in when they hit the same two pairs, and at that point they are favorites to end up splitting the pot. Cole South even has three pairs, but it is durrrr who has a slight edge in equity because he will hit better two pairs twice as often as South and hsince he also has some backdoor straight draws.
The ten on the turn is a very nice card for durrrr. Now he is almost freerolling and any 8, 9, T, J or K will let him scoop the pot. South, on the other hand only has the remaining two fours to do the same. Looking at the hand on the flop, the running tens on the end was perhaps the most unlikely way for durrrr to take off with all the chips, but sometimes a lowly jack kicker can prove to be very valuable.
Ziigmund calls down Cole Souths’ triple barrel bluff with only a pair of jacks. $421K pot.
In the last report, we saw Cole South pick off one of Ziigmund’s bluffs, and last night it was Ziigmund’s turn to return the favor. It is next to impossible to comment on these plays, because there are so many factors involved that we can’t see from only looking at the hand in question.
On this hand, Ziigmund must have decided that South did not flop a flush, and that his straight would be good if he could hit it. Then, when the river paired the board, maybe he assumed that South would have checked if he only held a flush, or that he might have slowed down on the turn if he held a set. Anyway, regardless of what the reason was, Ziigmund obviously felt strongly enough that South was bluffing, and won a huge pot when it turned out that he was right.
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