The record-breaking pots in the $500/$100 "RailHeaven" game just keep coming and coming. The (temporarily) record-breaking pot between Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Peter W Jepsen last week is now a distant memory, as there were three pots today that shattered the old record.
The new record now belongs to a pot that involved "patatino" (rumored to be Guy Laliberte) and Hac "trex313" Dang. The total pot size between these two players was $609,730. There were three players involved in the hand pre-flop; "trex313", "patatino" and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond. On a flop of T-6-8 (with two diamonds), Dang and "patatino" got their $300k stacks in the middle. "trex313" held J-9 of diamonds for a flush and straight draw, while Laliberte held Q-2 for a higher flush draw. The turn was the 2 of hearts and the river was a blank, and "patatino" won the record-breaking pot with a lowly pair of twos. For a more comprehensive run-down of the hand, please click here.
Later in the day, Patrik Antonius and David Benyamine got involved in a pot that nearly broke the record for the biggest ever online pot. The total pot size ended up being $604,247, which ended up falling just a bit short of the record.
Before the hand, Benyamine had a stack of $557,483.75, and Antonius had $301,874 in front of him. "PrtectYaNeck" was the only other player at the table at the time.
Antonius raised to $3,500 pre-flop from the button. Benyamine, in the Big Blind, re-raised to $16,000. Antonius called.
The flop came 6-J-T rainbow. Benyamine bet $28,000, and Antonius called.
The turn was the ace of Clubs. Benyamine checked, Antonius bet $54,000, Benyamine re-raised to $312,000, and Antonius called for the rest of his stack.
Benyamine had A-A for a set of Aces, and Antonius had 6-6 for a set of sixes. The river was a harmless Queen of hearts, giving Benyamine the massive $600k+ pot.
Benyamine completely dominated the table, and nearly ran up his initial buy-in to $1 million dollars. All told, Benyamine made somewhere in the neighborhood of $800k-$900k on the session (we'll know the exact numbers later tonight). He left with a stack just short of one million dollars.
"trex313" was involved in another big pot on Friday, besting Tom "durrrr" Dwan in a $522k pot when "trex313" rivered a set of Queens. The board read 5-J-9-2-Q. Dwan had flopped a set of Jacks, but Dang took the lead on the river and took down the massive pot.
The game is still running at this time, and will likely run for as long as "patatino" decides to play.
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