Here is one of the many notable poker hands from the television show, High Stakes Poker:
It begins with Guy Laliberte limping in with the ace five of hearts. Jamie Gold then calls with the jack of diamonds and seven of spades. Doyle Brunson follows by raising to $11,200 with ace ten of diamonds. Sam Farha calls with king of clubs and jack of hearts and David Benyamine follows by calling with the king five of spades. Laliberte and Gold call.
Guy Laliberte Jamie Gold Doyle Brunson
Sam Farha David Benyamine
The pot is $57,100 going to the flop, which is the ace of clubs, jack of spades and four of diamonds.
Doyle, playing the hand fast, bets $40,000. Farha and Benyamine fold, Guy calls and Gold folds. The pot is now $137,100.
The turn is a deuce of diamonds.
Doyle, with aces and the nut flush draw, bets $110,000 to make the pot $247,100. Guy, who also has aces, but with a lousy kicker and an inside straight draw, doesn’t fold, but raises $200,000 more to $310,000.
This is a great play and against most players holding ace queen or worse, would more than likely move them off of their hand. But Doyle makes an even greater play by calling Guy’s $200,000 raise and reraising all in for another $30,500. Guy calls and the pot is now $818,100, one of the biggest ever on High Stakes Poker.
They agree to run it twice and when a queen of spades hits the river on the first run and a ten of hearts hits on the second, Doyle wins the entire pot, proving once again why he is one of the best to ever play the game.
Playing card clipart courtesy of Dave Schloss