Gillian Epp's $150k "Rounders Moment" at Bellagio (Video)

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Gillian Epp stars in the latest episode of Best Poker Moments.

The latest episode of Best Poker Moments sees Canadian poker pro Gillian Epp recalling a career-defining call she made with her entire bankroll on the line at Bellagio.

It was in 2009, in a $10/$20 No-Limit game in Las Vegas when a wealthy amateur hot off a winning blackjack session sat down at the table.

Epp knew an opportunity when she saw it. Despite the inherent risk she retrieved her entire bankroll from the cage and put it all on the table.

The big hand started out like the opening scene from Rounders. Epp had a seemingly unbeatable hand and had to decide whether to push her entire bankroll across the line.

“It was a defining moment,” says Epp. “A lot went through my head and folding definitely would have been the easiest way out of it.”

Check out the video below to find out if she made the right decision with $150,000 on the line.

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gail the whale 2015-03-05 16:08:25

Looks like about $140,000 on her head. Prob win award for most expensive (and impractical) hat.

docturra 2015-03-01 04:20:57

So is that like a stack $160,000 or $80,000 on her head? That's awesome you got saved.

LJ 2015-02-26 18:44:52

Something very hot about her but can't put my finger on it. Ginger?

bneg 2015-02-25 23:21:48

wow no way i would have had the balls to call that props to her guess thats why im still playing25NL and shes well who knows what shes doing but its probably better than me

Slippy 2015-02-25 18:00:58

So sick.

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