PLO is a game for sick, degenerate action-junkie gamblers. So it's no surprise that most of the big pots have come in this game (apart from Phil Laak stacking off preflop with ace-king). Add one more to the tally.
Action folded to Patrik Antonius on the button. He raised the pot to $3,500. Andrew Robl was in the big blind and reraised to $12,000, clearing out Tom Dwan. Antonius called to a flop of
, and that's where things got out of control.
Robl was first to act. He bet two-thirds of the pot, $16,000. Antonius took about a minute to raise the pot to $72,000. Robl had a tough decision, as he was only playing $103,000 behind. He eventually shipped it in and Antonius called.
"How many times?" Robl asked. They were going to run it three times before someone else at the table suggested four would be better. They agreed to run it four times and then opened their hands.
Antonius turned over a monster draw and had the EV edge in the hand. The first turn and river came out
; Antonius didn't fill. One-quarter of the pot was secure for Robl.
The second turn and river were the
. Antonius turned his flush draw, but Robl runner-runnered a full house. Another quarter of the pot belonged to Robl.
The third board ran out
. Amazingly, Antonius missed again. Three-quarters of the pot was Robl's.
The fourth and final board came
. Antonius made his straight but Robl caught running spades for the but flush. He won for the fourth time in a row and was shipped the whole pot.
"How do you do it?" Phil Laak asked Robl. I'd like to know too!