The $500/$1000 Cap PLO game has been a popular meeting place for the elite players this weekend, and it was also the place where Ziigmund got his mojo back by winning $387K in a 1246 hand session. Urindanger and theASHMAN103 also had nice sessions, winning $203K and $159K respectively. On the other end of that was durrrr who lost $540K add Phil Ivey losing $250K, so it was one of those rare days when both of those guys lost a bundle.
Ivey tries a bluff but Ziigmund isn’t going anywhere with his top set. $80K pot
This pot is an example of what kind of hand the players are willing to stick their chips in with in the cap games. Granted, Ivey’s shove here is almost a pure bluff, but you don’t see that play so often in an uncapped game. Conversly, if they had been playing deep, Ziigmund might have been wary of his set, but in this game the call was a no-brainer.
OMGClayAiken turns a flush to crack Hansen’s aces. $92K pot
Phil Galfond won the largest pot of the day in what was basically a coinflip. Even against aces, his hand has 45% equity something that shows how strong this hand really is. Hansen’s line before the flop has all the trademarks of a player who holds aces. First the small 3-bet to induce a 4-bet from his opponent, and then the big re-raise to build as large as pot as possible preflop. At this point is no point for Galfond to go all in since he can have a look at the flop and get a pretty good idea of whether or not he has sufficient odds to put the rest of his chips in the middle. The flush draw is more than enough of an incentive, of course and when he hit the draw on the turn the hand was over.
A real cooler for Hansen. Urindanger wins an $80K pot
Ivey flops three of a kind against Ziigmund’s aces. $80K pot
Ziigmund is in bad shape but the river bails him out. $80K pot.
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