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Phil Galfond takes Gus Hansen to school
Full Tilt is a prime source of six-max $200/$400 PLO action, with a familiar cast of the nosebleed regulars once again playing for some sick-sized pots.
Among a couple other less well-known players, Urindanger, Ziigmund, Gus Hansen and OMGClayAiken were recently all fighting for the day's largest pot. At publication time, the title belongs to OMGClayAiken, who won a juicy pot worth over $70,000.
As many large PLO pots do, this one starts with pocket aces and suited kickers.
Game: $200/$400 - Omaha Table: Pantheon (six-max) Players: sunra18, Urindanger, LokoIsBack, Ziigmund, Gus Hansen, OMGClayAiken Date: Dec. 13, 2008 6:49:14 ET Hand ID: 9468741863
sunra18: Seat 1 - Stack size: 15,600.
Urindanger: Seat 2 - Stack size: $107,675.
LokoIsBack: Seat 3 - Stack size: $7,400.
Ziigmund: Seat 4 - Stack size: $125,071.
Gus Hansen: Seat 5 - Stack size: $50,196.
OMGClayAiken: Seat 6 - Stack size: $36,600.
sunra18 posts small blind of $200.
Urindanger posts big blind of $400.
Gus Hansen posts small blind of $200.
Dealing down cards.
Gus Hansen raises $800.
OMGClayAiken raises $3,200.
Gus Hansen calls $2,400.
Flop [3♥ T♥ A♠]
Gus Hansen checks.
OMGClayAiken bets $3,200.
Gus Hansen raises $16,800.
OMGClayAiken raises $30,200.
Gus Hansen calls $16,600.
OMGClayAiken shows A♥ 5♥ A♦ 2♥.
Gus Hansen shows 3♦ 2♦ 4♣ T♣.
Turn 3♥ T♥ A♠ [K♠]
River 3♥ T♥ A♠ K♠ [2♠]
OMGClayAiken wins $73,997.
OMGClayAiken could not have hit this flop any harder. Not only does he flop the top set, he has the nut-flush redraw and a gut-shot straight draw. On top of OMGClayAiken hitting everything on the flop, he's fortunate enough to have Gus Hansen flop a two pair, and get paid the whole way.
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