On a day where Antonius cut durrrr’s lead by $197K in the challenge, the big story was Ziigmunds ownage of Brian Townsend in the same $200/$400 PLO game. $482K in 242 hands is the equivalent of $2 000 dollars per hand or five big blinds, something that is one of the most lopsided matches we have seen in a while.
Ziigmund flops the nut straight and gets paid off when Townsend turns two pairs. $227K pot.
Sometimes when you slowplay a hand, the only one who is benig trapped is yourself. Then again, sometimes you get royally rewarded for your deception, and that is truly what happened for Ziigmund on this hand. Having flopped the nuts he quite naturally checked the flop to wait for a possible continuation bet from his opponent, but when none came, he could hardly have asked for a better turn card.
When Ziigmund bets the turn, Townsend is in a very difficult position. He has top two pairs but on this flop, his hand is by no means the nuts. Just calling in order to control the size of the pot is an alternative, but when basically every card that could come off on the river is a scare card, it is not a very tempting one. Folding top two pairs, on the other hand doesn’t seem like the way to go either, so it is quite understandable that he chooses to make the raise. Unfortunately for Townsend, Ziigmund did have the nuts so he was left grasping at straws on the river.
Ziigmund makes some very nice calls to win a $126K pot.
durrrr turns top two pairs but is drawing dead. $206K pot.
durrrr flops the nut straight and fades Antonius’ flush draw
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