High Stakes Round-Up: !P0krparty¡'s Run, High Stakes in Asia, Negreanu Beaten

This week's High Stakes Round-Up brings you news of !P0krparty¡'s latest heater, Dwan and Hachem's high stakes adventures and Negreanu's Fixed Limit loss.

The High Stakes Round-up is a weekly summary of all the goings-on in the world of high stakes cash games. Find out what the rail birds are talking about, who the top winners and losers are, plus catch the biggest pots of the week.

Grinder in High Stakes Party

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Party time for !P0krparty¡
!P0krparty¡’s epic run continued this week with the mysterious grinder banking a $167,189 profit.

Since returning the online scene in late April, the yo-yo player has blasted through a $30,000 bankroll, turned 100,000 FPPs into $1,500 and taken down a $22 MMT for $3,500.

While positive variance has undoubtedly played a part in their success, the player’s work ethic certainly can’t be faulted. In the last week alone they’ve played 24,079 hands, which is almost as many as the top five winners combined.

Although !P0krparty¡ hasn’t managed to scoop any six figure pots, their 24 table grinds have left them with a bankroll of $781,000 and counting.

Many have speculated that the player behind !P0krparty¡ is Harry Kaczka, but as yet this hasn’t been confirmed.


Hachem's High Stakes Experience

Joe Hachem has recently returned from Manila after taking part in the Manila Millions.

The Aussie pro has blogged about his experience, saying: “It was a hyper-turbo event but there was plenty of value as one of the big gaming companies brought along 18 of their whales to fill up the seats.”

He goes onto talk about the cash games that erupted in the wake of the tournaments: “We got some PLO going and played some astronomical stakes.”

While the blinds weren’t quite as high as the games in Macau, the $250/$500/$1,000 structure was more than enough for Joe.

According to Joe the buzz surrounding the high stakes tournament was amazing, so much so that many of the players were talking about holding another HKD$1 million buy-in event in Macau.

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Hachem Hanging in Asia

Dwan Dominates in Macau

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Dwan's mega pot
We learned this week that the pots in Macau’s Big Game aren’t just big, they’re enormous. At the center of the latest mega win was Tom “Durrrr” Dwan.

According to reports he managed to take down a pot worth $3.8 million against an unknown Chinese businessman.

The pot swelled to HKD$30 million ($3,800,000) after the both Dwan and the businessman made two pair on an A-T-2 flop.

With blinds reaching as high as HKD$30,000/$60,000 ($3,850/$7,700), the action has been fierce and will no doubt last until the traveling pros head for the WSOP.

Negreanu Reaches His Limit

Daniel Negreanu may enjoy the thrill of high stakes heads-up matches but his latest challenge certainly wasn’t a pleasant one.

Buoyed by his success in Monte Carlo and coerced by PokerStars, Daniel accepted a Limit Hold’em match against German player, rUaBot.

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A challenging time for Negreanu

The match was scheduled for 1,250 hands but it took rUaBot just 937 hands to relieve Daniel of $75,000.

The emphatic loss signalled the end of Negreanu’s Fixed Limit HU career, as he wrote after the match: “glad it’s over! Have never in my life played 2 tables of HU LH and I never will again.”

Biggest Hand of the Week

A cold deck handed Domce the largest pot of the week in a three-way showdown against Ilari FIN and Vaga_Lion.

$100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha

Domce (UTG +1): $124,364 - As5s6c3d
Vaga_Lion (BTN): $32,058 - 4sJsJdQh
Ilari FIN (BB): $78,420 - 7hKsTsAh

Preflop ($300):
Domce bets $940, Vaga_Lion calls, Ilari FIN raises to $4,100.
Domce calls, Vaga_Lion calls.

Flop ($12,400): 6sJhQs
Ilari FIN bets $6,200, Domce raises to $31,235, Vaga_Lion calls (all-in).
Ilari FIN calls.
 
Turn ($99,552): 5h
Ilari FIN checks, Domce bets $46,361, Ilari FIN calls (all-in).

River ($189,114): 7s
 
Result: Domce wins $189,114 with an ace high flush.

Biggest Winners and Losers of the Week

EireAbu, the Dutch native who now calls Ireland home, has been crushing all comers this week, topping the charts thanks to some assured performances at the PLO tables.

Top 5 online winners May 05-11

Place Name Winnings
1st EireAbu (PokerStars) $300,559
2nd David "Deldar182" Eldar (PokerStars) $263,318
3rd LUFCBas (PokerStars) $214,848
4th Fredrik "H@££INGGOL" Halling (PokerStars) $192,405
5th Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky (PokerStars)
$178,267
  Tracked by HighStakesDB.com

Top 5 online losers May 05-11

Place Name Winnings
1st Ben "Ben86" Tollerene (PokerStars) -$336,031
2nd Tsubi87 (PokerStars) -$297,072
3rd Towliestar (PokerStars) -$220,829
4th Randy "nanonoko" Lew (PokerStars) -$186,433
5th Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (PokerStars) -$181,068
  Tracked by HighStakesDB.com

Comments (7)

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  • #1

    "a pot worth $3.8 million", is this maybe the biggest pot in the history of poker?
  • #2

    why do you keep saying "they" in the first part?
  • #3

    I think Ivey had biggest pot in poker history when he play 25.000/50.000 USD
  • #4

    25k/50k omfg
  • #5

    #4: It was only limit so no big deal ;)
  • #6

    thought the 25k/50k was an FL hand?
  • #7

    pretty sure it was 100k/200k wasn't it???