PokerGO Vice President Mori Eskandani informed audience Season 9 of Top Stakes Poker is the “best possible ever.” If Monday’s season debut episode is any indication, the Poker Corridor of Famer wasn’t kidding.
The primary episode, which is to be had at the PokerGO app, includes a poker fan’s dream desk, with legends of the sport reminiscent of Tom Dwan, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, and Patrik Antonius. Top Stakes Poker newcomer Kim Hultman, a on line casino streamer, 2021 International Collection of Poker Major Match champ Koray Aldemir, and James Bord additionally seemed within the $100,000 minimal buy-in $200/$400 no-limit dangle’em money recreation.
Tough Get started for Dwan
Dwan has lengthy been well-known for crushing it on Top Stakes Poker (amongst different issues). He is run natural at the display for goodbye, or even he has admitted the breaks have long past his approach a large number of occasions on the preferred poker display, however the good fortune wasn’t on his facet all over the primary episode of Season 9.
Early within the display, he performed the most important pot of the episode, and the result wasn’t excellent for “durrrr.” Brunson raised to $1,200 from early place with the and a sneaky Bord simply referred to as along with his . Dwan, at the button, bumped it as much as $5,500 with the , Brunson folded, after which Bord four-bet to $25,000.
Dwan determined to jam all in for approximately $97,000 and his opponent, who had only some thousand fewer chips, snap-called. They agreed to run it two times.
The primary board ran out and the second one was once , each favorable to Bord who shipped the pot outright. That intended it was once rebuy time for Dwan.
Here is a have a look at the stack sizes proven about halfway during the episode:
International Champion Tangles with Antonius
Aldemir, contemporary off winning the WSOP Main Event made his debut look on Top Stakes Poker. Sadly for him, it wasn’t rather as delightful of an enjoy because the Major Match was once for the German poker professional.
In one of the vital intriguing palms all over the primary episode of Season 9, the reigning international champion raised to $1,200 with the and Antonius three-bet to $4,000 with the from the small blind.
The flop of hit each gamers and it was once transparent a pot was once brewing. Antonius, drawing to a instantly, led for $6,000 and his opponent referred to as. When the hit the flip, Antonius checked, and sensing hassle, the WSOP winner checked at the back of. However the was once a bother card for Aldemir because it gave him two pair, which was once no excellent.
With $20,000 within the pot, Antonius went for an over-bet of $30,000, and Aldemir could not discover a fold. The Finnish poker legend took down an $80,000 pot.
Ivey sat silently for many of Monday’s opening consultation, folding just about each hand. He did play one key pot in opposition to Hultman, who checked again best pair at the flop in place, which allowed the poker G.O.A.T. to spike journeys at the flip and inevitably win a large pot.
Negreanu and Brunson have been each quite lively all over the sport. “KidPoker” pulled off a cast river bluff with journeys in opposition to Hultman, who had the on a four-spade board. He gave the impression to be headed against successful a monster pot in opposition to Brunson in a hand the place each gamers flopped a flush draw — Brunson additionally had a gut-shot instantly draw — however Negreanu had the nut flush draw and best pair.
Neither participant stepped forward at the flip nor river and “DNegs” took down a small pot. This sort of tease.
Top Stakes Poker will go back at 5 p.m. PT subsequent Monday on PokerGO. Many of the present forged of characters will go back, along side Jean-Robert Bellande. PokerNews will carry you a recap after the printed
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