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durrrr stuns martonas with $585,952 pot
It's been a poker fan's dream over the past few days at RailHeaven on Full Tilt Poker.
All the heavies have come out to play, including Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Phil Ivey, Hac "trex313" Dang, Gus Hansen, John Juanda, Richard Ashby and Sweden's martonas, whose identity is yet unknown, although the theory seems to be that he is either Martin de Knijff, Jonas "Nebuchad" Danielsson or one of the two staking the other.
Last night it was time for martonas to battle current nosebleed stakes sheriff durrrr and the result was an epic No-Limit Hold'em heads-up match.
The pair played for approximately three hours at $500/$1,000 setting the stage for one of the biggest pots of the year so far.
At about 9 a.m. ET this morning, durrrr was dealt K♣ K♥ while martonas found T♣ T♥ in the hole. The two got into a massive raising war pre-flop before martonas finally slowed down and called a $60,400 durrrr bet.
The flop came a relatively dry 8♥ 4♣ 3♥ and durrrr simply shoved for $221,376. martonas called and was left drawing extremely slim with even his backdoor flush draw outs blocked.
The turn came 9♦ and the river finished with the 5♥ to secure durrrr the $585,952 pot.
Durrr has won all three of the biggest pots recorded by MarketPulse in the last 365 days. He lost the fourth biggest against Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies while Niki Jedlicka took down the fifth biggest.
The session was far from over following the massive pot, however, and about one hour later martonas would have his revenge.
This time he had K♠ K♣ and Dwan had a less than perfect starting hand holding J♦ 8♦.
The flop came K♦ 3♣ 3♥, giving martonas a full house and ending any chance Dwan had of winning the pot.
But even that didn't stop the online phenom from firing on all three streets, including a massive all-in bluff for $228,793 on the river.
martonas snap-called and showed his kings to scoop the $450,781 pot.
martonas was up by $234,000 for the session as railbirds continued to debate his/her true identity.
Dwan was pounded by martonas but still managed to grind out a $110,000 profit for his session thanks to the action on a few other tables.
Urindanger and Patrik Antonius both had bad sessions with Urindanger losing $468,000 and Antonius taking a $142,000 hit.
Check below to see some of the martonas/durrrr hands in the PokerListings' video player.