Monster Pot Recap: MrSweets28 Spanked by Berndsen12

Phil Galfond
Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond

Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond hit a disastrous river card to lose the biggest pot in high stakes last night to Berndsen12.

Galfond was in the midst of a marathon session that saw him play over 8,000 hands when he took Dutch pro Sander “Berndsen12” Berndsen on at $100/$200 heads-up Pot-Limit Omaha on PokerStars.

Approximately one-hour into the session Berndsen12 would rake the biggest pot of the evening.

The hand began with Berndsen12 opening for $500, Galfond 3-betting to $1,680 and Berndsen 4-betting to $5,120.

At this point Galfond decided to slow things down and just call to see a flop of K 8 4.

Galfond checked it down but Berndsen fired into him for $7,600. Galfond called to see the Q turn.

This time Galfond started the betting and put $26k in the middle. Berndsend called and the board finished with the 8 on the river.

Galfond checked, Berndsen bet another $26k and Galfond called. Showdown?

Berndsen: 8 7 6 5 (Trip Eights)

Galfond: K Q J 9 (Two-Pair)

A very unfortunate river for Galfond gave Berndsen the scale-tipping $133k pot.

You can see exactly how the action went in our hand-replayer below.

Galfond made somewhat of a comeback in the later stages of the session but still finished the night with $121k in losses while Berndsen left with $149k.

Interestingly Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, just one day removed from his giant $1.2 million win in the PCA Super High Roller, was active in online poker last night. Unfortunately for Blom he lost $96k. 

Be sure to check our online poker stats section for more information. Here’s a brief rundown of the biggest winners and losers last night:

Top 5 Winners:

1. patpatman: +$215,000
2. Berndsen12: +$150,000
3. diggidave: +$133,000
4. Ragen70: +$92,000
5. VietRussian: +$62,000

Top 5 Losers

1. LiangYu: -$128,000
2. MrSweets28: -$121,000
3. Gavz101: -$103,000
4. Isildur1: -$96,000
5. RaiseOnce: -$90,000


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