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Monster Pot Recap: Ilari FIN Beats Sauce123 in $100k Disaster
Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies laid a sick beat on Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky to win the biggest pot in high stakes last night.
Sahamies and Sauce123 have been gunning for each other all week and neither is showing any signs of backing down.
Last night the pair played a 643-hand session of heads-up $100/$200 PLO on PokerStars.
The session only lasted a couple hours but in the last 15 minutes, the following beast of a hand transpired with Sauce123 sitting with $56,269 while his Finnish opponent had $101,446.
Sauce123 bet his option and made it $500 to play pre-flop. Sahamies responded by firing $1,680 into the pot.
The American-born Sulsky called and that brought a 5♣ 4♣ 3♠ flop.
Sahamies immediately checked but Sauce123 bet $1,888. Sahamies woke up and made a massive raise to $9,502. Sauce123 called.
The turn came 8♠ and the chips were in the middle in the blink of an eye. Sahamies bet $22k, Sauce123 shoved for his last $44,847 and Sahamies called.
Ilari FIN: 7♠ 6♥ A♠ 9♥ (Eight-high straight)
Sauce123: 6♦ 2♠ 3♣ 4♠ (Six-high straight)
Despite flopping the joint (not to mention some full house outs) Sauce123 was absolutely crushed by the turn (we have a great PLO strategy article on that exact issue). The board finished with a meaningless 5♦ and Sahamies picked up the epic $112k pot.
To see exactly how the hand played out check our exclusive hand-replayer below.
The session ended shortly after that with Sauce123 down a total of $131k. Sahamies went on to play a few more tables against other opponents and continued his hot streak by winning a total of $152k.