Regista8 was bleeding money and fast, losing four pots collectively worth over $450k. The rest of the high-stakes online pros of course took note and sat quickly to pick him off.
Here's a hand breakdown from early in the session that shows why.
Full Tilt Poker
- Game : 8759298899
- TABLE : GusHeaven (6 max)
- $500/$1000 - No Limit Hold'em
- Sat Nov 1st 2008 - 11:15am ET
Seat 2 LarsLuzak ($276,906.50)
Seat 4 regista8 ($53,587)
Seat 5 MrTaan ($64,202.05)
LarsLuzak posts the small blind of $500
regista8 posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #5
Although it's early in the session, the other two players are already on to regista8's game, and are willing to make implied odds calls, knowing that he'll commit his stack with any sort of marginal to good hand.
LarsLuzak holding 9♠ J♦ calls $500.
regista8 holding T♥ A♣ raises to $4,500
LarsLuzak calls $3,500
Jack-nine isn't exactly a powerhouse hand, in any three handed action game it's marginal at best, but against this player, any two cards are good if you can hit a flop.
Flop [7♦ T♣ 5♦]
This flop gives regista8 top-top and LarsLuzak a gutshot draw, with a live overcard for a better pair.
LarsLuzak checks his weak draw.
After taking his time to think about bet size regista8 bets $5,555. This bet looks exactly like what it is, a value bet with top pair. LarsLuzak is now almost certain that regista8 is holding T♥ A♣.
He knows that if he can hit his gutshot, he stands to win regista8's entire stack. So $5,555 to win $58k. He's getting almost 10-1 on his money for a 16% draw, more than enough odds to call.
LarsLuzak calls $5,555
Turn [7♦ T♣ 5♦][8♣]
Bingo, LarsLuzak hits his money card. He knows that regista8 won't see this as a scare card, and will still believe that he has the winning hand.
Lars wants to make sure he doesn't do anything to make him believe otherwise. He also wants to get it all-in now on the turn. Check-raising will show too much strength, thus betting out is the best chance at getting paid.
Luzak bets $13,160, just over half the pot. As expected regista8 raises over the top all-in. LarsLuzak snap calls for $30,372 with regista8 drawing dead.
The river brings the J♥, just to twist the knife having regista8 beat by not only the straight, but the pair of jacks on the river.
Regista8 reloads, and proceeds to continue giving away all of his chips to anyone able to catch any sort of hand. These are the sessions the pros search for day in and day out, a real live fish to put the sharks into a feeding frenzy.
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