Hands of the Week: Jakub "Janusz1957PL" Michalak Coolered, Quad Aces & More

Jakub "Janusz1957PL" Michalak

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Sangannagari Gets Madara on the River

Sridhar Sangannagari
Sridhar Sangannagari

In the 2021 New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP)36-H: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $17.5K Gtd, Sridhar "sri100k" Sangannagari was short on the bubble. He got it in bad twice before the bubble burst, but survived both times. Not long after, he got it in bad for the third time but once again got lucky to vault among the chip leaders. He went on to win the tournament for $5,096.

Sangannagari's run began in Level 20 with blinds of 3,500/7,000 and an ante of 875, Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara opened to 14,000 in the hijack and Sangannagari three-bet to 51,625 in the big blind. Madara called.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Sangannagari made a continuation-bet of 56,438. Madara called, bringing the turn {2-Hearts}. Sangannagari continued, shoving all in for 200,680 and Madara called all in for slightly less, totaling 187,045.

Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara: {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Sridhar "sri100k" Sangannagari: {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Madara's top pair was ahead with neither player holding a heart. Unfortunately for him, the river {9-Clubs} gave Sangannagari trips and sent him to the payouts.

Parrott Wins Major Pot; Kaye Rebuys After Cooler


In 2021 Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker (MISCOOP) 36-H: $300 NLHE [Main Event], $200K Gtd, it was Level 14 (3,000/6,000 ante 875) when "Colonel Kertz" opened for 12,000 from under the gun, Mike "Mike Parrott" Parrott three-bet to 64,875 from the hijack and David "DavidKayePoker" Kaye four-bet all in for 162,105 from the cutoff.

Action folded back to "Colonel Kertz" who called Kaye's all in bet and then also called Parrott's 199,667 jam over the top.

"Colonel Kertz": {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Mike "Mike Parrott" Parrott: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
David "DavidKayePoker" Kaye: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Each player woke up with premium hands with Parrott holding the best one but the {3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} flop gave him a sweat as Kaye picked-up the diamond flush draw. Luckily for Parrott, the {7-Clubs} turn followed by the {4-Clubs} river completed the board and secured him the pot.

Quad Aces for "Fox News"

Fox News

In 2021 GGPoker WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #14: $77 LUCKY 7's No-Limit Hold'em, just six players remained in Level 49 (2,500,000/5,000,000/600,000) when "huanli8" opened for 120 million from the hijack and "Fox News" called off for 40 million from the small blind.

"Fox News": {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
"huanli8": {q-Hearts}{5-Spades}

The {5-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{a-Diamonds} board gave "Fox News" quad aces to double their stack. They went on to finish in fifth place for $24,040.

Jakub "Janusz1957PL" Michalak Finishes Runner-Up

Jakub Michalak
Jakub "Janusz1957PL" Michalak

In the final hand of 2021 GGPoker WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #16: $840 Bounty Hunters Championship, it was Level 42 (300,000/600,000/90,000) and Jakub "Janusz1957PL" Michalak had been short for the whole of heads-up play, but it still took a cooler to end it. After limped action preflop, Michalak check-shoved over a bet of 840,000 from "davidchien88" on a flop of {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}.

"davidchien88": {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Jakub "Janusz1957PL" Michalak: {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Board: {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

They both smashed the flop, but the straight for "davidchien88" was a bit better than the two pair for Michalak, and he was out in second place for a combined score of more than $66,000, including $17,215 from bounties.

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