Find Out How Maria Ho Fared w/ Pocket Aces on Poker After Dark's "Feeding Franzi" Part 2
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On Monday night, PokerGO aired the latest episode of "Poker After Dark” Season 13, which was Part 2 of “Feeding Franzi.”
The seven-handed game, which was a continuation of last week’s episode, was $50/$100 no-limit hold’em with a $100 big blind ante. The minimum buy-in was $10,000 with no max.
Nick Wright, the host of FS1’s “First Things First”, recently lost his High Stakes Duel III match to Phil Hellmuth, but returned here for his PAD debut. He was joined by Eli Elezra, Maria Ho, poker couple Joelle Parenteau and Daniel Weinand, Hish Salama, and the man for which the episode was named Zach Franzi.
If you recall from our last recap, Franzi was on a bit of a heater while both Elezra and Wright were struggling to get anything going.
Here’s a look at the stack sizes shortly into the episode:
Below is a look at five of either the biggest or most interesting hands from this week's episode.
Get to Know Joelle Parenteau
After Elezra raised to $300 with the and Wright called with the , the short-stacked Parenteau looked down at the in the small blind and three-bet to $1,200. Both Elezra and Wright call and it was three-way action to a flop of .
Parenteau was first to act and opted to bet all in for her last $2,675, which inspired a quick fold from Elezra. Wright double-checked his cards and then followed suit. With that, Parenteau claimed the $6,475 pot.
For those that aren’t familiar with Parenteau, she is a poker player and restaurant owner who operates “Wolf Down” locations in Ottawa and Las Vegas. She is also engaged to Daniel Weinand, who was also in the game.
Ho Shows the Bullets
Ho raised to $300 with the and was called by Wright’s and Parenteau’s . Weinand then three-bet to $1,600 from the small blind with the , Ho four-bet to $4,000, and both Wright and Parenteau got out of the way.
Weinand didn’t take too long before ditching his ace-queen and giving the $6,400 pot to Ho.
“Show it, show it one time,” Salama encouraged. Ho obliged and tabled here pocket rockets.
More Rockets for Maria
Weinand raised to $300 from the hijack with the and Elezra called next to act holding the . Ho then looked down at the on the button and three-bet to $1,200. Franzi came along from the big blind with the , Weinand folded, and Elezra called to make it three-way action to a flop of .
Two checks saw Ho continue for $1,600, Franzi called with his pair, and Elezra opted to do the same with his gutshot straight draw. The turn saw Franzi check for the second time and Elezra, who improved to an open-ended straight draw, checked as well.
Ho kept the pressure on with a bet of $5,500, which left her $9,500 behind. That was enough to get both Franzi and Elezra to fold, giving Ho the $14,350 pot.
Wright vs. Weinand
Wright looked down at the and raised to $400, which Weinand called from the button with the . The rest of the players folded and it was heads-up action to the flop.
Wright continued for $700 and Weinand raised to $2,300 with bottom pair. Wright called and the dealer burned and turned the . Wright checked, Weinanrd did the same, and the double paired the board on the river.
Wright paused for a few beats before betting $1,200, but Weinand didn’t pay it off. He folded and Wright won the $6,850 pot.
Weinand Sets Up Elezra
After Ho straddled to $200, action folded to Weinand who made it $700 to go holding the in the small blind. Elezra called from the big with the , Ho put in an additional $500 with the , and the trio saw a flop of .
Weinand, who flopped a set, led out for $800 and Elezra immediately raised him to $1,700 with top pair. Ho got out of the way and Weinand just called to see the turn.
Weinand coyly checked and Elezra didn’t fall for it as he checked back. Unfortunately for him, the spiked on the river to give him trips while Weinand filled up.
Weinand came out with a bet of $5,000, which was almost the size of the pot. Elezra thought long and hard before laying it down. Weinand, who claimed the $10,600 pot, then showed Elezra that he had the goods.
Here’s how the stacks sat at the end of the episode:
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