High Stakes Poker has really up the Antes

I’ve missed a year of HSP and there has been a lot of action. Although I’ve quit playing I’ve got a lot of watching to catch up on.

On YouTube there loads of videos of the big pots. They’ve really raised the stakes.

So far I’ve watched:

  • $363k pot between Brian Townsend and Patrick Antonio
  • $807k pot between Phil Ivey and Patrick Antonio
  • $1.2m pot between David Benyamine and Guy Laliberte

The hand with Guy Laliberte is great. Guy is a billionaire and owner of Cirque Du Soleil. In his hand with David, they get allin for $600k each on the flop and Guy has a 65% chance of winning with 2-pair versus David’s flush draw. Guy and David end up making a very friendly agreement. Guy takes the money in the pot ($168k) and they don’t run the hand till the end. David had only committed about $50k to the pot. David gets away very lucky. It must be great playing with somebody so rich. He’s just donating these pro poker players a lot of money. If they lose, they don’t even have to pay every time.

Let me play in that game!

Guy also has big pot with Doyle Brunson that I’m going to watch tomorrow. Good night.

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