In our Poker Hand of the Week we analyze the biggest punt of 2022 by Eric Persson, who bluffs away his entire stack with J4o, also known as the Robbie since the Hustler Casino Live Scandal, in a massive $862,000 Pot against Andy Stacks at Live at the Bike.
Poker Hand of the Week Setup
This sick poker hand was played in the Super Duber High Stakes cash game at Live at the Bike, which featured Twitch legend YoH Viral, Matt Berkey, Hus and Eric Persson among others.
The stakes are a real Nosebleeds with NL$500/$1,000/$2,000 and Andy has Eric covered at the start of the hand.
Poker Hand of the Week Action
Aussie Al open-raises from the Hijack to $2,000 with A♥9♠, Andy Stacks calls from the cut-off with 10♣10♠ as do Tan with A♠J on the button and Matt Berkey with 7♠7♣ in the small blind.
When the action comes to Eric Persson in the straddle he makes a very loose squeeze play to $18,000 with J4o and gets three callers with Andy, Tan and Berkey. Just like that there is already a staggering $74,800 in the pot before the flop is even dealt!
4-way to a flop of 9♦10♥2♦, which gives Andy the Nuts, while everybody else whiffs. It is however Eric Persson, who fires a large cbet of $54,000 into $74,800 with just Jack-high.
Andy raises to $145,000. Berkey and Tan quickly fold, but Persson check-raises All-in for $394,000! Stacks obviously snaps him off with the Nuts and Eric only has 5% equity in a $862,000 pot.
They decide to run it once and Persson needs Runner-Runner. The turn is the A♣ though and Eric Persson is drawing dead.
A meaningless 8♣ on the river and Andy Stacks wins the biggest pot in Live at the Bike history worth a staggering $862,000!
Poker Hand of the Week Analysis
What a sick hand! Let’s go through it step by step.
Preflop raise everything is pretty standard until the action comes to Eric Persson, who looks at J4o in the straddle. He decides to make a play at the pot and to steal it, since there is already a whopping $9,600 in dead money in the pot.
Persson makes a large 9x squeeze to 18k, but Andy’s Pocket Tens are simply too strong to fold and once he calls, Tan with AJs and Matt Berkey with Pocket Sevens stick around as well as they get very favourable pot odds on a call so that there is a whopping $74,600 in the pot preflop.
The flop is very draw-heavy with 9d10h2d. It checks to Eric, who fires a large continuation bet of 74% pot. Stacks then raises to $145,000 with the Nuts. Berkey and Tan quickly get out of the way, but not so Eric Persson, who 4-bet shoves for $394,000 just to get snap-called by Andy with the Nuts.
They agree to run it only once and Eric needs to perfect cards on both Turn and River, but the Ac is not one of them and so he is already drawing dead on the turn.
Andy Stacks wins the, until this hand was played, biggest ever pot in the history of Live at the Bike.
Poker Hand of the Week Conclusion
This is definitely the biggest punt in poker of 2023 and it costs Eric Persson a whopping $431,000!
What makes it worse is that he could have easily gotten away from the hand on the flop, when he gets raised big by a tight-playing Andy Stacks in a 4-way pot after massive preflop action.
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