Contrary to the rumors that Patrik Antonius had forfeited the challenge and paid off the $500K bonus, the players sat down yesterday and by playing 2751 hands played the longest session we have seen in some time. The result, however was something of a status quo with durrrr winning $6 593.
Durrrr flops a set and fades Antonius flush draw and overpair. $273K pot
This was the largest pot of the session and it must be said that durrrr was a bit lucky. His hand plays very poorly heads up (and multiway for that matter), something that can be seen by the fact that he hits a very good flop, but is still only a 2-1 favorite to get the chips in the end. The problem with the hand is that the only real value is the ability to flop a set and that it is very difficult to make the nuts. Some might say that he has implied odds to hit the set, but the reality is that it is difficult to find many scenarios where Antonius would durrrr off without having excellent chances of taking down the pot himself. Conversly, it is much easier to construct scenarios where durrrr would pay Antonius off with this hand.
Anyway, both players apparently liked the flop and wasted no time in getting their money in. Maybe Antonius could have slowed it down and taken a card off, but it could be that he is in very good shape here, and he will probably never be in a lot of trouble. It will also be difficult to make any sensible decision on the turn, so he might as well get the money in on the flop. As mentioned earlier, he was a 2-1 underdog on this specific hand, but that was basically the worst case scenario.
Antonius flops twp pairs and turns a full house to win a $249K pot.
durrrr’s straight draw is not enough to win a $223K pot.
Antonius flops top set, but durrrr rivers a flush and wins a $198K pot.
theASHMAN103 and durrrr gets their chips in with marginal values. $294K pot.
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