Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond: $167,282
Ariel "DaEvils/FoxWoodsFiend" Schneller: $100,491
Tom "durrrr" Dwan: $73,877
Hac "trex313" Dang: $253,470
The hand kicks off with Phil Galfond raising to $3,500 from the button. Ariel "DaEvils" Schneller three-bets to $12,500 from the small blind and durrrr folds.
Galfond makes the call and the flop comes 8♠ J♥ 4♥. DaEvils bets $13,500 and Galfond once again makes the call.
The turn comes 4♦ and DaEvils shoves all-in for for $74,491 and Galfond snap-calls with the 4♣ 5♣.
DaEvils shows the K♠ J♠ for top pair, good kicker, but will be drawing to two outs on the river.
When the river bricks the 6♣ Phil "OMGClayAiken" adds another $201,980 to the stash under his e-mattress.
Phil Galfond starts the hand off with a raise to $3,500 off the button with 4♣ 5♣. Suited connectors play well short-handed and in position, and are most definitely raiseworthy.
DaEvils in the small blind chooses to three-bet to $12,500 with K♠ J♠.
He knows that Galfond opens the button extremely light and that he also likes to see flops and play poker post-flop. Because of this, DaEvils knows that Galfond can call with worse hands, and thus three-bets K♠ J♠ for value.
When durrrr folds, Galfond elects to make the call. He will be playing in position throughout the hand and has a hand that can make big pot hands.
When the flop comes 8♠ J♥ 4♥, DaEvils bets $13,500 with his top pair, second kicker.
DaEvils makes this bet for value. He knows that Galfond can call with a very wide range of worse hands everything from a straight or a flush draw to any pair.
Galfond does indeed call with worse, making the call with bottom pair.
On a board like 8♥ J♥ 4♥ Galfond knows that it is completely possible that DaEvils missed and that his pair of fours may just be good. Since the bet is only half pot, he elects to peel.
The turn drops the 4♦ and DaEvils ships all-in for $74,491.
After only betting half pot on the flop and now all of a sudden overbet shipping all-in on what appears to be a safe turn card, this bet is great because it looks fishy.
The bet is designed to elicit a hero call from Galfond, who, DaEvils knows, is capable of making sick calls with weak hands.
The bad news is that Galfond smoked that turn card, turning his losing bottom pair into an almost-unbeatable three of a kind, and he makes a super simple call for the rest of DaEvils' chips.
The river bricks off and with a little help on the turn from the deck, Phil Galfond will have $201,980 more to tell the IRS about on his upcoming tax return form!
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