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Alec Torelli’s “Hand of the Day”: Nosebleed Nostalgia - My Biggest Online Pot Ever

Alec Torelli’s “Hand of the Day”: Nosebleed Cash Games - My Biggest Online Pot Ever


  • In a new "Hand of the Day," Alec Torelli recalls a huge $230K pot he played from the "nosebleed" online cash games.

Alec Torelli is a poker professional originally from California, but travels the world full time with his wife, Ambra. Torelli has over $1.5 million in live tournament earnings (including two World Series of Poker final tables and two World Poker Tour final tables) as well as over $500,000 in online tournament earnings. Outside of poker he and his wife manage a million-dollar online business which travels the world with them.

In Torelli’s “Hand of the Day” series he analyzes hands played by him and submitted to him by others. Today he considers a hand sent to him by a reader from a recent World Poker Tour tournament.

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Long gone are the days of the epic high-stakes poker action on Full Tilt. And with the site recently announcing that they are shutting down the high-stakes action completely, it’s the final nail in the coffin.

In honor of the “Golden Age of Poker” (circa 2007), I did a special “Hand of the Day” with detailed analysis of the biggest hand of online poker I’ve ever played. The one came from a $200/$400 no-limit hold’em cash game and involved Hac “Trex313” Dang, Steve “thorladen” Weinstein, Ilari “ziigmund” Sahamies, and myself. Take a look:

Sometimes, as the old adage goes, it’s better to be lucky than good. And lucky I was!

I shared my thoughts. Now it’s your turn. What would you have done in my spot? Would you have played it differently? Let me know in a comment below.

Also, I’ll be doing live commentary and playing on Poker Night at America this weekend at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York. You can follow along on Twitch by clicking here.

Want to be featured on future episodes of “Hand of the Day”? Simply submit your hands to Alec here.

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