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High Stakes Poker S8 E10: Ivey Gives Up Seat, Hellmuth Blows Up

Phil Ivey

Wednesday's latest "High Stakes Poker" episode on PokerGO was played as $400/$800 no-limit hold'em and was a continuation of the game from the week before.

Below is a look at five of the biggest and most interesting hands from the new episode.

After a couple of small pots to start the action, the stack sizes (minus Phil Ivey’s as he was sitting out at that point) were flashed on the screen for the first time.

PlayerPrize
Tom Dwan$341,400
Lazaro Hernandez$314,800
Phil Ivey$268,300
Phil Hellmuth$226,600
James Bord$218,700
Jake Daniels$174,700
Brandon Adams$162,600
Chamath Palihapitiya$138,700

Phil Ivey vs. Lazaro Hernandez – Picking Off the Bluff

Phil Ivey

Lazaro Hernandez limped the button holding the {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Jake Daniels put in $400 more from the small blind with the {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Ivey exercised his option from the big blind with a raise to $4,300 holding the {a-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Hernandez opted to call.

Daniels got out of the way and it was heads-up action to the flop, which came down {j-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Ivey continued for $3,500 and Hernandez called with his up-and-down straight draw. The {a-Hearts} turn paired Ivey and he bet $13,000.

Hernandez called it but missed on the {j-Hearts} river. However, Ivey checked and that opened the door for Hernandez to bluff at it with a $27,000 bet. It didn’t work though as Ivey picked it off and claimed the $97,200 pot.

Phil Hellmuth vs. James Bord – Hellmuth Gets No Respect

Phil Hellmuth and James Bord

James Bord limped under the gun with the {a-Spades}{9-Spades} and Daniels did the same from the cutoff with the {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Ivey called with the {4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} on the button before Hellmuth raised to $4,000 from the big blind with the {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}.

No one was deterred as all of the Poker Brat’s opponents looked him up and went to a flop of {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. Hellmuth checked, Bord bet $7,000, and both Daniels and Ivey released. Hellmuth called before checking in the dark before the {a-Clubs} turn, which gave Bord the lead.

Bord bet $12,000 and Hellmuth sat back in his chair, “What are you doing Bordy? Trying to give me the money, huh?” Hellmuth called and added: “I believe you’re trying to give it to me.”

Hellmuth then checked the {6-Spades} river and Bord did the same to win the $58,400 pot.

“We have ignition,” commentator Gabe Kaplan chimed in as Hellmuth shot out of his chair and let loose some expletives.

In the very next hand, Tom Dwan returned to the game and bought the button, which put Hellmuth under the gun. He looked down at the {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and raised to $1,600, which only Dwan called with the {a-Spades}{2-Spades}. Both players checked the {4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop and then Dwan bet $2,000 on the {10-Spades} turn. Hellmuth called and the {7-Spades} completed the board on the river. Dwan checked and then folded to a bet of $2,000 from Hellmuth.

Hellmuth then felt the need to bring Dwan up to speed on what happened the hand before and just how badly Bord played.

Chamath Palihapitiya vs. Tom Dwan – Four of a Kind

Tom Dwan

Chamath Palihapitiya straddled to $1,600 and Dwan raised it to $5,000 next to act with the {7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Action folded back to Palihapitiya and he popped it back by making it $17,000 with the {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Dwan refused to give up, tossed in the chips, and the flop fell {5-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}.

Palihapitiya flopped middle set and led out for $20,000, which Dwan called with bottom pair. The {9-Diamonds} turn gave Palihapitiya quads and he checked to Dwan, who checked behind. On the {7-Clubs} river, Palihapitiya fired $85,000 into the $76,000 pot, leaving himself just $9,000 behind.

“Wow,” Dwan whispered as he shifted in his chair. The man known as “durrrr” thought long and hard before making the call.

“Quads,” Palihapitiya said as he tabled the goods.

“That’ll do it,” Dwan said with a smile. Ship the $246,000 pot to Palihapitiya.

Brandon Adams vs. Chamath Palihapitiya – Set Up to Lose

Brandon Adams

Palihapitiya raised to $2,300 with the {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} from the cutoff and Brandon Adams called holding the {3-Spades}{3-Hearts} on the button. Both blinds folded and it was heads-up to the {3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs} flop. Palihapitiya bet $4,000 with his overpair and then called when Adams, who had flopped a set, raised to $14,000.

The {2-Clubs} turn saw Palihapitiya check-call a bet of $22,000 and the {8-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Palihapitiya checked again and called when Adams bet $35,000. With that, the $148,600 pot went over to Adams.

Not long after, Ivey cashed out of the game and Jason Koon took his place. Koon bought in for $500,000, which meant over $2 million was in play on the table.

Tom Dwan vs. Brandon Adams – Big Slick into Rockets

Tom Dwan

Adams raised to $2,500 under the gun holding the {a-Spades}{k-Spades} only to have Dwan, who looked down at the {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} in the big blind, three-bet to $10,000. Adams called and the {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades} ran out on the flop.

Dwan continued for $15,000, Adams called, and the {10-Spades} gave the latter a spade flush draw.

Dwan upped his bet to $40,000, but that wasn’t enough to shake Adams, who called to see the {4-Hearts} river.

It was a brick for Adams, and he folded when Dwan moved all in for $145K effective into the pot of $131,200.

Here’s how the stack sat at the end of the episode:

PlayerStack
Jason Koon$508,500
Tom Dwan$419,400
James Bord$280,500
Chamath Palihapitiya$225,800
Lazaro Hernandez$225,100
Phil Hellmuth$188,100
Brandon Adams$161,600
Jake Daniels$126,100

Remember, High Stakes Poker will air every Wednesday but is only available to PokerGO subscribers. If you’re not currently subscribed, you can get a monthly subscription for $14.99, a three-month plan for $29.99, and an annual subscription for $99.99.

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