RailHeaven goes off; Jepsen ices $500k pot

Peter Jepsen

High-stakes online No-Limit Hold'em is back - in a big way.

With a lull in high-limit Hold'em action over the last few months, speculation abounded that the highest Hold'em games had all but dried up online.

The general consensus was the games were too tough, the edge too small and that most of the big guns had shifted over to Pot-Limit Omaha.

So when Full Tilt Poker introduced its highest NL Hold'em table ever, the $500/$1,000 "RailHeaven," poker fans had their doubts it would ever see any substantial action.

Turns out they were a bit off, as a truly epic deep-stack session exploded yesterday highlighted by a $500k pot - the second-biggest ever won online - scooped by Danish poker pro Peter Jepsen.

Known mostly for a win at the EPT3 Polish Open and a deep run at the Caribbean Poker Classic in 2006, Jepsen is a somewhat unfamiliar presence at the true nosebleed stakes online.

That reputation may have changed for good yesterday, though, as he not only made roughly $300k in profit he cemented his name in the online poker history books with the monster $499k pot against durrrr.

The big pot:

7926232535 TABLE : RailHeaven (six-max) $500/$1000 - No-Limit Hold'em - Wed Sep 3 2008 - 10:49pm ET

Table Setup

Seat 1: OMGClayAiken ($246,431)
Seat 2: elmariachimacho ($263,667)
Seat 4: Peter W Jepsen ($319,019.55)
Seat 5: durrrr ($700,528)
Seat 6: just_the_nuts ($0), is sitting out
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
OMGClayAiken posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4

Pre-Flop

elmariachimacho folds
Peter W Jepsen raises to $3,500
durrrr calls $3,000
OMGClayAiken folds

Flop: [T 8 7]

durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $6,300
Peter W Jepsen has 15 seconds left to act
Peter W Jepsen calls $6,300

Turn: [T 8 7][A]

durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $17,800
Peter W Jepsen has 15 seconds left to act
Peter W Jepsen raises to $59,219.55
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr calls $41,419.55

River: [T 8 7][A][4]

durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr checks
Peter W Jepsen has 15 seconds left to act
Peter W Jepsen bets $180,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr has requested TIME
durrrr calls $180,000

Showdown

Peter W Jepsen shows [9 6] a straight, ten-high
durrrr mucks
Peter W Jepsen wins the pot ($499,037.10) with a straight, ten-high

Summary

Total pot $499,039.10 | Rake $2
Board: [T 8 7 A 4]
Seat 1: OMGClayAiken (big blind) folded before the flop
Seat 2: elmariachimacho didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Peter W Jepsen (button) collected ($499,037.10)
Seat 5: durrrr (small blind) mucked

To see more huge pots from the session, and more of the 100 biggest pots won online over the past day, week, month and year, jump over to the MarketPulse section.

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