This weekend's action at the Full Tilt Poker high-stakes tables featured many of the regulars going at it. Big pots emerged all around, but"DrugsOrMe" came out with the biggest gain. On the flip side, "cadillac1944" was in the red for almost $400,000. The two of them duked it out for the biggest pot of the weekend in a wild hand. Also making waves were Rami "ArbianNight" Boukai and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, both easily logging the most time in the nosebleeds since Friday.
"DrugsOrMe" and "cadillac1944" Battle Big
The $300/$600 pot-limit Omaha tables were in full swing this weekend as several six-figure pots emerged from the action. The biggest winner and biggest loser of the last few days mixed it up quite a bit and delivered some enormous pots. The biggest was for roughly $341,000 at a seven-handed table and the action kicked off with cadillac1944 calling from under the gun. FinnishNightmre made it $1,200 to play from the cutoff and DrugsOrMe min-raised it to $1,800 on the button. The blinds folded and cadillac1944 popped it to $8,700, getting a fold from FinnishNightmre. DrugsOrMe called with a flop of following.
Action was on cadillac1944 who fired a nearly pot-sized bet of $18,900. A call from DrugsOrMe delivered the turn card and really got the ball rolling. Cadillac1944 bet $56,700 and called all-in for another $84,942 after DrugsOrMe raised the pot. The hands were:
DrugsOrMe: (top pair and a wrap)
cadillac1944: (top two pair and a straight draw)
Both flopped huge and ran the massive pot twice. The first run brought the river card and locked up the first half for cadillac1944, but the hit the river on the second run to make a queen-high straight for DrugsOrMe, chopping the pot.
Another big pot between the two was not chopped, however. This time DrugsOrMe took it all and started the action with a raise to $1,550 on the button. Cadillac1944 raised to $5,650 from the small blind and after Sauce1234 folded out of the big blind, DrugsOrMe called. The flop came down and cadillac1944 kept up the pressure with a bet of $12,300. DrugsOrMe did not go anywhere and called, landing the on the turn. The next bet from cadillac1944 was $36,900, but DrugsOrMe raised enough to cover the rest of cadilac1944's stack. An all-in call from cadillac1944 revealed for top pair and a flush draw, but DrugsOrMe tabled for bottom set and the nut-flush draw. They ran it twice and no card could save cadillac1944 on either river, surrendering the $231,000 pot to DrugsOrMe.
Boukai Bests Cates
Nobody has played more the last couple of days than Rami "ArbianNight" Boukai and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, so a meeting between the two was inevitable. They tangled at $50/$100 pot-limit Omaha and it was Boukai getting the better of this battle. Boukai raised to $300 on the button and Cates made it $900 to go from the big blind. A four-bet was in order from Boukai, bumping it to $2,700. Not to be outdone, Cates five-bet to $8,100. The action didn't stop there as Boukai put in yet another raise, this one to $24,300. Cates went all-in for $37,942 and Boukai called.
Rami "ArbianNight" Boukai:
Daniel "jungleman12" Cates:
Cates was just over 62 percent to win the hand but was no doubt unhappy with the result. They ran it twice and Boukai made flushes both times to scoop up the nearly $76,000 pot. The first board ran out , giving Boukai the nut flush with clubs. The second board came down and Boukai's king-high spade flush took it down.
Who’s up? Who’s down?
This week’s biggest winners (11/12-11/15): DrugsOrMe (+$365,000), Gus Hansen (+$235,000), bemyguestbud (+$170,000), Rami "ArbianNight" Boukai (+$137,000)
In the red: cadillac1944 (-$368,000), Daniel "jungleman12" Cates (-$284,000), harrington25 (-$165,000), Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies (-$160,000)
Year to Date: Daniel "jungleman12" Cates (+$4.6 million), Tom "durrrr" Dwan (+$3.95 million), Phil Ivey (+$3.19 million)
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