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WATCH: Rick Salomon Wins Nearly $1 Million Pot on Poker After Dark

It was billed as the "biggest buy-in cash game in Poker After Dark history." No surprise, then, that last night's game would produce some huge hands, including one resulting in a nearly $1 million pot.

Airing yesterday on PokerGO under the title "Perks of the Trade" — named for participant Bill Perkins — the $300,000 buy-in, $300/$600 no-limit hold’em cash game also featured Phil Galfond, Brian Rast, Rick Salomon, Haralobos Voulgaris and Aaron Zang.

The huge pot began with Perkins putting in a blind raise from under the gun, then Zang reraised from the button with {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}. Playing from the big blind, Salomon called with {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, and Perkins called as well.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, giving Zang top set, and when it checked around to him he continued for $15,000. Only Salomon called.

The turn brought the {7-Clubs}, filling a straight for Salomon who checked. Zang bet $50,000, then Salomon check-raised to $175,000. That’s where the action gets picked up in the video below via Poker Central:

As shown, Zang took about a minute-and-a-half before announcing he was reraising all in with the $432,000 total he had behind, and Salamon called right away to create a total pot of $926,200.

The pair agreed to run it twice, and both rivers — first the {10-Diamonds}, then the {9-Spades} — went Salomon’s way to give him the pot.

The pot exceeded a $702,400 one played earlier in the night between Galfond and Voulgaris, a hand won by Voulgaris when his {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} held through two boards versus Galfond’s {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. It also was bigger than the $697,100 pot Tom Dwan won off of Antonio Esfandiari on an earlier PAD episode back in August in an aces-versus-kings showdown.

There’s more "Perks of the Trade" coming tonight as the $300,000 buy-in, $300/$600 NL cash game continues with Matt Berkey and Daniel Cates both scheduled to join Perkins, Salomon, Voulgaris, and Zang. Play starts at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET.

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