July 24, 2022 Featured Articles, Poker News, Poker Strategy Lars Liedtke

Poker Hand of the Week – The Craziest Hand Of The 2022 WSOP Main Event

In our Poker Hand of the Week, we analyze the craziest hand and one of the best folds in WSOP Main Event history by David Diaz against Jeffrey Farnes.

Poker Hand of the Week Setup

This crazy hand way played at Day 7 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event with only 14 players left, means we are close to the final table.

Poker Hand of the Week – The Craziest Hand Of The 2022 WSOP Main Event

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Jeffrey Farnes has David Diaz covered at the start of our Poker Hand of the Week.

Poker Hand of the Week Action


Jeffrey Farnes raises to 2,300,000 from early position with {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and David Diaz just calls with {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} from the small blind.


The flop of {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} is very interesting as Farnes flops the Nuts, while Diaz gets a decent piece of it. Jeffrey makes a continuation bet and Diaz calls. Pot Size: 11,600,000


Things get very spicy on the {q-Spades} turn as Diaz now has Trips Top Kicker, while Farnes improves to Top Full House.

Diaz now leads for 4,000,000 and Farnes understandably just calls with his Full House.


The {2-Spades} on the river is an absolute blank, since it doesn’t changes anything. That’s why David Diaz continues to fire, this time 7,000,000.

To his shock, he gets raised All-in for his tournament life by Farnes. Given the fact that it is only 11,800,000 more to win a pot of 64,000,000, it is very surprising that David doesn’t snap-calls.

Instead, he goes very deep into the tank for more than six minutes and finally decides to fold his hand, which is the right decision!

Poker Hand of the Week Analysis

What a Fold!

Let’s take an in-depth look at what is going on here.

The hand starts to get interesting on the turn, when another Queen appears given both opponents very strong hands. David Diaz must believe that Trips with top kicker is the best hand here. However, Jeffrey Farnes has already filled up and he only has one out.

After the blank on the river, David bets for value, but then gets raised All-in. This is a sign of extreme strength and Diaz recognizes it straight away.

Although he gets incredible pot odds of almost 7 to 1, he ends up folding a monster making one of the best folds of all time in WSOP Main Event history.

Poker Hand of the Week Conclusion

99.9% of players would have gone broke here. However, after David Diaz led both the turn and the river and then gets raised All-In, he knows that this is never a bluff and that Jeffrey Farnes has him beat as you make this move almost only with the Nuts.

Folding a full house earned Diaz not only an extra $115,000, it saved his tournament life and gave him the chance to win the $10,000,00 first place prize.

Absolutely amazing Fold and well played Sir!

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