Alan Keating is in for Over $1 Million on High Stakes Poker and is Ready to Battle JRB
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PokerGO released the newest edition of High Stakes Poker Season 10 — Episode 14 — Tuesday night, and high roller Alan Keating was into the $200/$400 cash game for more than $1 million.
Keating, who rose to poker fame on Hustler Casino Live over the past year, isn't afraid to make big plays and splash chips around. During this action-packed episode, he went to battle multiple times with a High Stakes Poker veteran, Jean-Robert Bellande.
Those two popular poker pros were seated at a table that also included Jeremy Stein, Stanley Choi, Stanley Tang, and Eric Hicks. Here's a look at the stack sizes that were displayed early in the show:
Hicks and Stein Fight with Big Pairs
With Keating straddling, Bellande raised to $3,000 with Q♣J♦ from early position before getting three-bet to $11,000 from Stein, who had 10♦10♣ on the button. Hicks then woke up with K♥K♦ in the big blind and three-bet it to $35,000. Only the pocket 10’s made the call.
The flop came 9♣9♥3♣ and the big blind led for the same $35,000 bet, and he received a call. When the A♣ appeared on the turn, both players were concerned with the over-card, so they both checked to see the 5♣ on the river, which gave Stein a flush for a suck-out. Once again both players checked and Stein took down a $144,000 pot.
Moments later, Stein would win a decent-sized pot with pocket aces against Bellande. He’d then pick up K♠K♣ and faced a three-bet to $8,000 from Tang, who was holding 7♥6♥. Stein four-bet it to $27,500 and his opponent made the call.
The flop ran out 7♣4♣5♦, and both players loved it. Stein, however, went for a sneaky check, and then the DoorDash founder over-bet jammed all in for $148,000. That earned a snap-call, and the players agreed to run it twice.
On the first run out, it came 5♠ followed by the A♥, clean for the kings. Stein would then collect the entire $354,200 pot when the second run out went 2♠ and J♥. Tang then rebought in for another $200,000.
Later in the show, Stein would win another huge pot, this one against Hicks again. Hicks picked the wrong time to make a $50,000 bluff wager on the turn with eight-high because Stein was sitting there with the nuts. He went for an all in raise and then promptly took down the pot when his opponent couldn't even consider making the call.
Bellande and Keating Battle for Some Big Pots
During Episode 14 of High Stakes Poker, JRB and Keating faced off multiple times, starting with the following two hands. In the first one, Bellande raised to $800 from early position with A♠K♣, and then Keating made it $5,000 on the button with 8♦7♦. Choi, in the big blind with Q♠9♠, made the call before JRB four-bet it to $35,000, getting a call only from Keating.
The A♥K♥3♦ flop appeared to be an action-killer considering Bellande had his opponent drawing only to runner-runners. When both players checked, the 7♥ appeared on the turn and it again went check-check.
Bellande couldn’t get Keating to bite and the 5♣ finally convinced JRB to bet, and he did to the tune of $55,000 but received no action.
These two poker players would tangle heads-up again with $41,000 already in the pot heading to a flop of 2♠3♥4♦, giving both players a gutter ball and no pair with Bellande sitting on A♥7♥ and Keating holding A♣Q♠. Bellande checked and then called a $25,000 bet.
The turn was the 8♣, no help to either player and they each checked. When the K♠ on the river again didn’t improve either hand, they checked it around and Keating grabbed the $91,000 pot.
Can Poker Pro Get Max Value with Trips?
Bellande was quite active on Episode 14. He played a number of sizable pots, including a late one against Choi.
In the hand in question, the double straddle was on and Choi started off the action with a raise to $4,000 with 8♣7♣. Bellande called on the button with Q♠J♠, while Stein made it $12,200 from the small blind with A♠J♣. Choi and JRB both called and the flop came out 4♥7♠4♠, connecting with Choi and Bellande.
The action checked around to the turn, which was the Q♣, giving Bellande top pair to go along with his flush draw. Stein, who had nothing but ace-high, led out for $18,000 and both players made the call. When the Q♥ was turned over on the river, Stein thought better of it, and checked, as did Choi.
Bellande, however, wasn’t going to check his trips back in position, so he ripped off a wager of $43,000, looking for maximum value, which he’d get from Choi, who made the call with an inferior hand to finish off the show.
Past High Stakes Poker Recaps
Check out our past recaps from Season 10 of High Stakes Poker on PokerGO:
- Episode 1: There Was a Crazy Chop Pot on the High Stakes Poker Season 10 Premiere Too!
- Episode 2: Nick Schulman Shines as Kaplan's Replacement on New Episode of High Stakes Poker
- Episode 3: Quads on HSP for Eric Persson; PokerGO's $1M Buy-In Poker Game Upcoming
- Episode 4: Jennifer Tilly Can't Catch a Break on Latest Episode of High Stakes Poker
- Episode 5: Antonio Esfandiari, Bill Perkins Make High Stakes Poker Season 10 Debuts
- Episode 6: Antonio Esfandiari, Bill Perkins Make High Stakes Poker Season 10 Debuts
- Episode 7: Esfandiari Involved in Epic Three-Way Cooler for Stacks on New High Stakes Poker Episode
- Episode 8: Esfandiari & Perkins Went All In on Draws for $600K Pot on High Stakes Poker
- Episode 9: Daniel Negreanu Coolers DoorDash Founder on High Stakes Poker
- Episode 10: JRB is a Pocket Aces Magnet on the Latest High Stakes Poker Episode
- Episode 11: Daniel Negreanu Tries to Set Up Jean-Robert Bellande in New High Stakes Poker
- Episode 12: Eric Persson Bluffs JRB and Flips Him the Bird on High Stakes Poker
- Episode 13: Alan Keating Misreads Hand, Torches Off Six Figures on High Stakes Poker
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