Aside From Killing Someone On Twitter, Winning a $900,000 Pot Has To Be The Best Feeling In The World

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PokerNews - It was billed as the “biggest buy-in cash game in Poker After Dark history.” No surprise, then, that last night’s game would produce some huge hands, including one resulting in a nearly $1 million pot.

Airing yesterday on PokerGO under the title “Perks of the Trade” — named for participant Bill Perkins — the $300,000 buy-in, $300/$600 no-limit hold’em cash game also featured Phil Galfond, Brian Rast, Rick Salomon, Haralobos Voulgaris and Aaron Zang.

The huge pot began with Perkins putting in a blind raise from under the gun, then Zang reraised from the button with {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}. Playing from the big blind, Salomon called with {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, and Perkins called as well.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, giving Zang top set, and when it checked around to him he continued for $15,000. Only Salomon called.

The turn brought the {7-Clubs}, filling a straight for Salomon who checked. Zang bet $50,000, then Salomon check-raised to $175,000. That’s where the action gets picked up in the video below via Poker Central:


Call me old fashioned, but seeing high stakes cash games on TV still gets the juices flowing for me. I mean obviously you already know that but maybe you’re a new stoolie and don’t, and that’s ok. But anyway, I’m not sure there is a greater feeling in the entire world than when you turn your gutshot and have the guy drawing thin as Robbie Fox on the river for over $900,000. It’s like when I got quads in the first level of the Main Event over the Summer, that feeling inside like “holy shit, this is amazing, stay cool, stay cool”, and then all the chips go in and you get to flip over your cards and stunt on your opponent, no better feeling in the world. Hopefully that happens this weekend in Jacksonville where I’m playing a 5k WPT event (braggggggs). I hope I just get quads again but this time not blow my huge chip stack before making the money. Making a few extra shekels would be great.