High Stakes Poker S8 E9: Ivey & Hellmuth Return to the Show
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Wednesday's latest "High Stakes Poker" episode on PokerGO was played as $400/$800 no-limit hold'em and featured a new lineup. Among those in action were Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and venture capitalist and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, just to name a few.
Below is a look at five of the biggest and most interesting hands from the new episode.
Here’s how things stacked up at the top of the broadcast:
Daniels vs. Ivey – Flopping the Nuts
Jake Daniels raised to $2,200 under the gun holding the and Ivey just called with the next to act. Tom Dwan came along from the button, both blinds folded, and the flop came down to give Daniels the nuts. He led out for $1,300, Ivey called, and Dwan got out of the way.
On the turn, Daniels upped his bet to $7,300 and Ivey once again called. With $25,800 in the pot, the completed the board on the river and Daniels overbet it by tossing out $30,000. Ivey thought long and hard before folding and giving up on the $55,800 pot.
Ivey eyed up Daniels, who shot him a smile and then tabled his hand.
“Ooof,” Ivey responded.
The show then showed a little interview with Ivey. “I’m happy to be back. It’s a good feeling, but it’s just the beginning. I’m looking forward to playing a lot more TV events and starting to play a lot more tournaments when they come back, and just getting back out there and starting to play poker from a different perspective.”
Ivey vs. Dwan – Classic Battle
Ivey raised to $2,500 with the in the cutoff and Dwan called from the small blind with the . After Brandon Adams folded from the big, it was heads-up action to the flop, which gave both players bottom pair.
Action went check-check and the case peeled off on the turn. Dwan checked, Ivey bet $2,500, and Dwan check-raised to $10,500. Ivey called and that inspired Hellmuth to chime in with, “Classic battle.”
The river was of no consequence and Dwan bet $21,000. Ivey called and watched the $69,600 pot pushed to Dwan, who won it thanks to his ace kicker.
Ivey vs. Adams – Set Up with the Ladies
Ivey raised to $2,000 from the hijack with the and Palihapitiya called next to act holding the . Dwan came along from the button with the and Brandon Adams from the small blind with the . Hellmuth ditched his hand in the big blind and it was four ways to the flop, which came down .
Adams checked top pair with the nut flush draw and Ivey continued for $7,000 after making middle set. Both Palihapitiya and Dwan folded before Adams called to see the turn. Adams checked and then called when Ivey bet $22,000.
The river was not was Adams was hoping for and he checked to Ivey, who bet $50,000. Adams wasted little time in folding his hand and Ivey took down the $117,600 pot.
Not long after, the current stacks were flashed on the screen:
Hellmuth vs. Dwan – Poker Brat Gets River Value
Hellmuth looked down at the under the gun, raised to $1,600, and picked up five callers, including Dwan with the in the small blind. When the flop came down , Dwan led out for $5,500 with top pair, Adams folded the big blind, and Hellmuth popped it to $17,000.
Action folded back to Dwan and he called to see the turn. Both players checked, the completed the board on the river, and Dwan checked to Hellmuth, who bet $18,000. Dwan didn’t seem excited about putting in the calling chips, but he did so nonetheless. Ship the $80,400 pot to the “Poker Brat.”
Hernandez vs. Daniels – Boat Stays Afloat
In the last hand of the episode, Lazaro Hernandez raised to $2,400 from the button with the and Daniels three-bet to $8,000 with the in the small blind. Hernandez called and flopped a full boat when the appeared on the flop.
Hernandez checked out of turn before calling a bet of $5,600 from Daniels, who turned a pair when the peeled off. Daniels bet again, this time $13,700, and Hernandez just called to the river.
Daniels bet for the third time by tossing out $30,000, and Hernandez paused for a bit before min-raising to $60,000. Daniels quickly called only to muck when Hernandez tabled the full house to claim the $176,200 pot.
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