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The wait is finally over! High Stakes Poker Season 9 has kicked off with a phenomenal lineup featuring Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Patrik Antonius and WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir playing $200/$400 No-Limit Hold’em. Watch the best hands and biggest pots below!
The premiere episode of High Stakes Poker had an absolute insane lineup, namely:
- Phil Ivey
- Tom Dwan
- Daniel Negreanu
- Doyle Brunson
- Patrik Antonius
- Koray Aldemir
- James Bord
- Kim Hultman
Daniel Negreanu runs a big bluff on YouTuber Kim Hultman – $57,900 Pot
DNegs raises from middle position to $1,600 with 6♦4♦, Kim Hultmann calls from the button with Q♣J♠ and Doyle Brunson completes from the big blind holding 9♥8♠. Pot Size: $6,400
The flop comes 6♠9♠10♠. Doyle checks, Daniel makes a cbet of $1,500 with bottom pair, Hultman calls with his Open-Ender and flush draw and Brunson also check-calls with a pair plus gutshot. Pot Size: $10,900
The A♠ on the turn puts a four flush out there. Doyle checks again, Negreanu fires a $5,500 second barrel, Kim calls and Brunson folds. Pot Size: $21,600
6♥ on the river gives DNegs a worthless Trips and Hultman the flush, however due to the board pairing, there is a full house possible now as well.
Daniel pulls the trigger and goes for the Triple Barrel Bluff with a massive overbet of almost 2x pot.
Kim Hultmann tanks for a few seconds before folding the best hand and DNegs gets one through to collect a nice $57,900 pot.
Rivered Top Two vs. Turned Straight – $80,800 Pot
Reigning WSOP Main Event Champion Koray Aldemir took on the big boys last night by making his High Stakes Poker debut.
And he straight away played one of the most interesting hands of the first episode of Season 9. Aldemir raised UTG to $1,000 with A♦J♣ and Antonius 3-bet to $4,000 from the small blind holding K♣Q♣. Koray made the call. Pot Size: $8,800
Heads-up to the action flop of 3♠10♠J♥ was checked by Aldemir and Antonius fired a rather large continuation bet of $6,000 into $8,800, which was just called by Koray. Pot Size: $20,800
The 9♦ makes Patrik the straight and Aldemir checks over to him once again. Antonius decides to set the trap by checking behind with the Nuts. Pot Size: $20,800
The A♥ on the river is a terrible card for Koray Aldemir, since it makes him Top Two. With $20,800 in the pot, Patrik went for an overbet of $30,000, and Aldemir snap-called just to see the bad news. Patrik Antonius wins an $80,800 pot.
Tough Start for Tom Dwan – $192,600 Pot
In one of the first hands, Doyle Brunson raised to $1,200 from early position with the A♥10♠ and a James Bord just called with Q♠Q♥.
Tom Dwan 3-bet on the button to $5,500 with A♠K♣, Brunson folded, and then James Bord came back over the top to $25,000.
“durrrr” shoved for $97,000 and Bord snap-called. It was a classic coinflip and they therefore decided to run it twice.
The first board ran out 2♣3♠8♥9♦Q♦ and the second one 10♥10♣Q♣8♣6♠, which meant that James Bord scooped the massive $192,600 pot, while it was rebuy time for Dwan.
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