Is This the Largest Online Pot-Limit Omaha Cash Game Pot Ever?
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The stories of poker history are littered with massive online poker cash game pots, with eye-watering amounts of money getting won in the blink of an eye by some of the biggest names in online poker history.
Every poker railbird wants to catch a glimpse of the big names in action, with even bigger money up for grabs.
In 2020, the record for largest No-Limit Hold'em online cash game pot was broken twice in one week on GGPoker. Wiktor Malinowski broke a record previously held by Tom Dwan when he won an $842,000 pot against Michael Addamo, before Ali Imsirovic beat that with a new record of almost $975k.
Largest Online Pot-Limit Omaha Cash Game Pots
Phil Ivey, Viktor Blom, and Patrik Antonius have all been involved in seven-figure cash game pots, but the previous record of $1,356,947 looks to have been surpassed.
A New Record?
A tweet from Rob Yong shows a than between King's Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik and Tony G.
The game was $1,000/$2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and was played on cryptocurrency poker site CoinPoker.
No exact details are known about the hand in question, but Tsoukernik and Tony G were situated in the blinds and after a pre-flop raising war, both stacks went in generating a staggering pot of $1,820,783.
The flop gave Tony G a flush draw, but there was to be no further help for either player, as the board completed . Both players chopped the pot.
CoinPoker was launched in 2017 with the mission to provide "safe, transparent, and trustworthy online poker games," according to CoinPoker representative Isabelle Mercier. In 2020, former World Series of Poker (WSOP) Player of the Year Rob Campbell joined the site as an ambassador after being attracted to the site's aims of making poker "poker accessible, transparent and decentralized."
Tony G and Tsoukernik Back in the Fray
This isn't the first time Tsoukernik has been involved in a notable online poker hand. Back in July 2020, he was involved in a five-way all in on the GGPoker cash game tables. He held but his four opponents held aces, kings, queens and jacks, with queens flopping a set to win a six-figure pot.
Tony G meanwhile is enjoying a successful return to poker, after winning two events in 2021 at the Super High Roller Series Europe. He resigned from the Lithuanian parliament early last year citing dissatisfaction with a member of the Labor Party.
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.