Monster Pot Recap: Nice River Nets Sahamies $94k

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies rivered a straight flush to rake a massive pot from Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond and mTw-DaviN last night.

In the midst of an extended $50/$100 3-handed PLO session against Galfond and mTw-DaviN on PokerStars, Sahamies picked up K 8 J 9 against mTw-DaviN’s A A T 2 and Galfond’s A 4 Q J.

The Finn led out for $430 from the button, Galfond flatted from the small blind and mTw-DaviN raised to $1,800 from the big blind.

Sahamies opted to re-raise to $5,910 and once again Galfond called. mTw-DaviN had no intention of sitting on his aces, however, and he raised to $23k. Sahamies just called with $27k behind while Galfond called for his last $11k.

The flop came T 7 3 and mTw-DaviN immediately shipped his last $15k in the middle and Sahamies, with his monster draw, called, creating a $95,709 pot.

The Q peeled off the deck on the turn and that gave Sahamies even more outs to a straight.

mTw-Davin must have been feeling pretty nervous heading to the river and in the end those concerns were justified as the river fell 8 to give Sahamies a straight flush and the biggest pot of the night.

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

Ilari Sahamies was actually hit or miss the rest of the session and finished with a relatively modest $94k. mTw-DaviN made a nice recovery and left with $70k in profit. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was the big loser of the evening and after going up $202k earlier in the day ended up losing a total of $147k in the late evening/early morning.

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

Top 5 Winners

1. Ilari FIN: +$94,571
2. 1II|1II|1iI|: +$79,537
3. mTw-DaviN: +$70,849
4. JustForFun82: +$54,996
5. JackRich: +$52,996

Top 5 Losers

1. Isildur1: -$147,485
2. MrSweets28: -$139,299
3. Locoo20: -$60,111
4. Urubu111: -$59,019
5. Try__An__Hit: -$55,040


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