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The Online Railbird Report: Scott "URnotINdanger2" Palmer Up Seven Figures For The Year

The Online Railbird Report: Scott "URnotINdanger2" Palmer Up Seven Figures For The Year 0001

The biggest hands the last few days at the Full Tilt Poker high-stakes cash games have been played between Patrick Antonius and PokerNews Strategy pro Scott "URnotINdanger2" Palmer. The latter is off to a blazing start in 2011, up more than $1.1 million, and has earned much of that from his winning sessions over Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan.

Palmer and Antonius played a session at $500/$1,000 pot-limit HA in which nine hands cracked the $200,000 mark. While Antonius won five of the pots, Palmer took down most of the biggest, mainly at pot-limit Omaha. Antonius started the hand with the button and raised to $3,000. Palmer three-bet to $9,000 and Antonius came right back over the top to $16,000. Palmer called and checked when the flop came down {9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. Antonius fired a pot-sized bet of $32,000. The {J-Hearts} landed on the turn and Palmer took control of the pot with a $96,000 bet. Antonius responded with an all-in shove for about $128,000 total. A quick call from Palmer revealed the following hands.

Palmer: {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} (two pair, open-ended straight draw, two flush draws)
Antonius: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades} (top pair, top kicker)

The pot was set at just less than $352,000 and Antonius only had a 10% chance of winning. They ran it twice, but neither river was any help to Antonius. The first river brought the {K-Hearts} further improving Palmer's hand to a flush while the second river delivered the {Q-Diamonds} and made a straight for Palmer. Bottom line? The monster pot went Palmer's way — his biggest individual pot win of his career on Full Tilt.

The next biggest pot clocked in at just shy of $261,000 and went to Antonius. Palmer had the button and opened to $2,500 but was quickly met with a raise to $9,000 by Antonius. After Palmer called, the flop fell {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Antonius check-called $12,000 from Palmer, leading to the {K-Spades} turn card. Another check followed from Antonius and Palmer kept up the heat with $31,000.

A $109,000 all-in raise came from Antonius and Palmer called with {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a set and flush draw, while Antonius tabled {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs} for a straight draw and the nut-flush draw — a 30% chance of winning. They ran it twice again and Antonius caught well on both. First, the {6-Clubs} river made him an eight-high straight to lock up half of the pot. The second river brought the {10-Spades}, giving Antonius the nut flush to collect the entire pot.

Palmer took down the third biggest pot played. Antonius raised to $3,000 on the button and Palmer made it $9,000 to go from the big blind. Antonius called and the flop ran out {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. Palmer bet $13,000, but was quickly raised to $57,000. Palmer responded by moving all-in for about $107,500 and Antonius called, showing {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} for top pair and a flush draw. Palmer, meanwhile, turned over {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} for middle set and a straight draw.

They ran it twice and Palmer came up clean on both runs. The {5-Clubs} turn and {A-Clubs} river improved Antonius to two pair, but he still came up short against Palmer's set. On the second run, the {J-Clubs} turn fell followed by the {7-Diamonds} river. Antonius' draw failed to get there again and he saw the roughly $233,000 pot head Palmer's way.

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