Poker After Dark S12/E25: Running It Twice for a Rare Six-Figure Pot

Poker After Dark

In the first week of "Gamblers Delight" on PokerGO's "Poker After Dark," the game was $100/$200 no-limit hold’em with a $200 big blind ante. The minimum buy-in for the game was $20,000.

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It marked the Poker After Dark debut for a trio of players in Bryan Ercolano, WSOP bracelet winner Trevor Pope, and former Survivor contestant Albert Destrade. Here’s how the players were situated at the table.

1Dan Shak$50,000
2James Bord$51,300
3Lynne Ji$20,000
4Albert Destrade$25,000
5Jake Daniels$50,000
6Trevor Pope$50,000
7Bryan Ercolano$20,000

Below is a look at five of either the biggest or most interesting hands from this week's episode.

Eights Not Great for Bord

James Bord vs. Albert Destrade
James Bord vs. Albert Destrade

After James Bord straddled to $400, Destrade raised to $1,500 from early position with the {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and Pope called from the button with the {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. Ercolano came along from the small blind holding {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, and then Bord three-bet to $7,000 after looking down at the {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} in the straddle.

Destrade four-bet jammed for $24,900 and action folded back to Bord, who opted to call. The duo agreed to run it twice, which gave Bord two shots at getting lucky.

The {j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{2-Diamonds} first runout secured Destrade half the pot on the turn, and the {4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} on the second runout gave him the other half as Bord bricked. Ship the $53,200 pot to Destrade.

A Spicy Bord

James Bord
James Bord

Pope opened for $600 holding the {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} in early position and Dan Shak called from the cutoff with the {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Bord then three-bet to $3,500 from the button with the {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, both Pope and Shak called, and the flop came down {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

Two checks saw Bord continue for $10,000, Pope folded, and Shak called with middle pair and a backdoor club draw. After the dealer burned and turned the {j-Clubs}, action went check-check and the {5-Diamonds} completed the board on the river.

Shak came out with a bet of just $7,000 into the pot of $31,000, and Bord paused for a few beats before dropping in a call. With that, he pulled in a pot worth $45,000.

Poker After Crack

Trevor Pope
Trevor Pope

Bord raised the small blind to $3,100 with the {k-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Pope defended his straddle holding the {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. Bord flopped two pair on the {k-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop and fired out $4,000, which Pope snap-called after flopping second pair.

On the {2-Spades} turn, Bord bet $10,000 and once again Pope snap-called.

“As fast as you guys are playing we’re going to have like 600 hands on Poker After Dark,” Jake Daniels said.

“This is how speed poker should be played,” Destrade quipped. “This is Poker After Crack.”

While the table let out a collective laugh, the {10-Spades} completed the board on the river. Bord bet again, this time $17,000, and Pope thought long and hard before giving up on the $49,600 pot.

Running It Twice for Six-Figure Pot

James Bord vs. Albert Destrade
James Bord vs. Albert Destrade

With a double straddle on, Bord raised to $2,100 with the {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs} on the button. Destrade three-bet to $8,000 with the {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} in the big blind, both straddlers folded, and Bord called to see a flop of {2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}.

Destrade checked and Bord ripped all in. Destrade had $45,900 behind and called it off. The players agreed to run it twice for the $108,500 pot.

“I’m ok chopping,” said Destrade. “I’m not greedy.”

The {j-Diamonds} turn improved Destrade to a set, but the {q-Clubs} river was bingo for Bord, who locked up the first half of the pot with a rivered flush.

On the second runout, the {7-Diamonds} turn gave Bord a gutshot straight draw, but he bricked when the {2-Spades} peeled off on the river. Chop it up.

Pocket Rockets for Daniels

Jake Daniels
Jake Daniels

Daniels raised to $1,300 under the gun with the {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} and action folded around to Destrade in the straddled. He looked down at the {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and opted to defend to see a {9-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop. Destrade check-called a bet of $900 and the {a-Hearts} appeared on the turn to improve Daniels to a set.

Destrade checked again but still called when Daniels bet $2,800. On the {7-Spades} river, Destrade checked for the third time and Daniels bet $7,400.Destrade wasted little time in making the call only to see the $25,300 pushed to Daniels.

  • Check out five of the biggest & most interesting hands from Monday's "Poker After Dark" on @PokerGO.

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