February 15, 2020 Live Poker News, Poker Live Streams, Poker Strategy Marton

Video of the Week – Joao Simao’s huge bluff against Niall Farell at partypoker MILLIONS South America

Welcome to our weekly article series: the Poker Video of the Week. Here, we are bringing you the biggest pots, best calls and biggest bluffs every Saturday at 2 pm CET.

This week, we got an ambitious all-in bluff on the turn with 8-high for you.

Joao Simao Rips It In on the Turn

This hand was played in the $25K Super High Roller at the 2020 partypoker MILLIONS South America. The MILLIONS South America is being held between February 6th and 15th at the Enjoy Resort & Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay this year.

Early in the tournament, Simao raised up 87 of Diamonds from the UTG position. He got two callers: a recreational player from Argentina named Sergio (UTG+1) and Scottish poker pro Niall Farrell (BB). Sergio had Q9 off for a loose call, while Farrell was holding AJ off-suit.

The flop came 10J3, two Diamonds. Top pair-top kicker for Farrell, an open-ended straight draw for Sergio, flush draw and a gutshot for Simao – as they say, everybody got a piece.

Farrell checked, then the pre-flop aggressor c-bet 40,000 chips into the 108,000-chip pot. Sergio flatted, then Farrell decided to go far the check-raise to 150,000 on this flop with his TPTK. Unsurprisingly, neither of his opponents went anywhere.

Let’s take a moment to note here that Farrell was holding the Ace of Diamonds, blocking the nut flush draw.

The turn paired the board – another 3, the 3 of Clubs fell. Certainly bad news for the flush and straight draws, as at this point even if they do hit, they’d lose to boats or quads some percentage of the time.

However, that didn’t slow down Joao Simao. When he got checked to, the Brazilian shoved his remaining 820K chip-stack (around 70 BB’s) into the 558K pot! An ambitious move to say the least, especially given the fact that it was a multi-way pot.

However, it got through! Both Sergio with his open ender and – more surprisingly  – Farrell with his top pair folded.

Unfortunately, none of the 3 players involved in this hand made it into the money. The partypoker MILLIONS South America $25K Super High Roller was eventually won by James Romero for $350,000.

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