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The Best Hands of High Stakes Poker Season 8 Episode 10 – Tom Dwan and Chamath Palihapitiya win big

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High Stakes Poker Season 8 is nothing less than amazing! Tom Dwan and Chamath Palihapitiya were the big winners in Episode 10. Watch the best hands below!

Full Lineup of High Stakes Poker Season 8 Episode 10

We continue with the same lineup as in High Stakes Poker Season 8 Episode 9, which is as follows:

  • Tom Dwan
  • Phil Ivey
  • Phil Hellmuth
  • Jason Koon
  • Brandon Adams
  • James Bord
  • Chamath Palihapitiya
  • Jake Daniels
  • Lazaro Hernandez

Quads vs. Two Pair – Chamath Palihapitiya vs. Tom Dwan: $246,000 Pot

The biggest pot of High Stakes Poker Season 8 Episode 10 was played between billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya and high stakes legend Tom Dwan.

Chamath straddles to $1,600 and Tom raises UTG with 7♦5♥ to $5,000. Everybody folds to Palihapitiya, who picks up 9♥9♣ and comes back over the top to $17,000. Dwan decides to take one off. Pot Size: $36,000

The 5♣10♠9♠ flop is an absolute dream for Chamath as he not only flops a set, but Dwan also makes a pair, which means he will stick around. Palihapitiya bets $20,000 and Tom calls. Pot Size: $76,000

And it gets even better for Palihapitiya as the 9♦ on the turn makes him Quads! He checks and Dwan checks behind. Pot Size: $76,000

No more checking on the 7♣ river as Chamath overbets the pot with $85,000. Looks like an easy fold for Tom Dwan at first glance, but he goes into the tank.

Ultimately he tosses in the call just to get shown the Nuts by Palihapitiya, who wins his biggest pot on High Stakes Poker so far worth a whopping $246,000.

A questionable call by Dwan, who must have put his opponent on a hand like A♠K♠ or A♠Q♠. However, Chamath plays pretty tight in high stakes cash games, so a fold would have been the better option here.

Set vs. Overpair – Brandon Adams vs. Chamath Palihapitiya: $148,600 Pot

In the very next hand Chamath picks up J♠J♥ in UTG+1. He raises to $2,000 and Brandon Adams is the only one who calls with 3♠3♥ in Middle Position. Pot Size: $6,600

The dealer lays 3♣5♠10♣ into the middle and this time it is Chamath’s opponent, who flops a set. This flop spells trouble for Palihapitiya as he still has an overpair. Chamath bets $4,000 and Brandon quickly raises to $14,000. Palihapitiya just calls. Pot Size: $34,600

The 2♣ on the turn is bad for Adams as it is a scare card that might kill his action since the flush draw came in. Chamath consequently checks and Brandon bets $22,200, which get called. Pot Size: $78,600

The 8♦ on the river is a blank. Chamath checks over to Brandon Adams once again. Adams now knows that his hand is good and he elects to make a rather small value bet of $35,000 (45% pot) as he really wants a call.

Palihapitiya obliges and Adams rakes in a nice $148,600 pot. He could have won much more though wouldn’t the flush draw have come in on the turn.

The Best Hands of High Stakes Poker Season 8 Episode 10 - Tom Dwan and Chamath Palihapitiya win big

Top Two vs. Top Pair and combo draw: Tom Dwan vs. Jake Daniels: $142,600 Pot

The last hand of High Stakes Poker Season 8 Episode 10 was also the most interesting spot.

Jake Daniels straddles to $1,600 and Tom Dwan makes it $3,200 to go with 9♦8♣. Brandon Adams calls from MP1 with J♣10♣ and Daniels defends his straddle with J♠9♣. Pot Size: $11,600

Three very similar hands see the action flop of 6♣9♥2♣. Something for everyone as both Daniels and Dwan have top pair, while Adams picks up a flush draw.

Jake checks to the preflop aggressor Tom Dwan, who chooses a large cbet sizing of 60%, but both of his opponents call. Pot Size: $32,600

The 8♠ on the turn is the perfect card for Tom Dwan as it makes him the best hand with Top Two. However, Brandon Adams now has a huge combo draw as he adds an open-ended straight draw to go along with his flush draw.

Jake checks again and Tom now sets the trap by checking, but it doesn’t work as Brandon checks behind in order to see a free river and hit one of his many outs. Pot Size: $32,600

The 4♠ is not one of them though and doesn’t change anything. However, after Tom Dwan checked the turn, Jake Daniels now feels that his top pair could be the best hand and he decides to make a blocking bet of approximately 1/3 pot by betting $11,500 into $32,600.

This is music to Dwan’s ears and he makes a big raise to $55,000. Jake Daniels can only beat a bluff, but as he is a very sticky, curious and loose player he makes the call, just to get shown the bad news by “durrrr”.

Tom Dwan wins the last hand of the night, which is worth a whopping $142,600.

The Best Hands of High Stakes Poker Season 8 Episode 10 - Tom Dwan and Chamath Palihapitiya win big

Next High Stakes Poker Episode: Wednesday, February 24th at 8 pm ET

The eleventh episode of High Stakes Poker Season 8 will be released on Wednesday, February 24th 2021 at 8 pm ET and we will once again post the most spectacular hands and also the biggest pots and bluffs on VIP-Grinders.com the next day, so make sure to check back regularly for the latest updates from High Stakes Poker Season 8.

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