Recap of High Stakes Poker Season Five, Episode 12Published on May 18th, 2009 9:02 pm EST
The 12th episode of the fifth season of "High Stakes Poker" aired last night on GSN.
The line-up for this episode was the same as last week - some of the bigger names participating included Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Phil Laak and Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
Blinds were $400/$800 with $200 antes.
Eli Elezra started off the first hand of this episode by straddling. Phil Laak called the $1600 with A-10 of clubs, Peat raised to $6,500 with Q-J offsuit, Dwan called with A-7 of diamonds, Meltzer called with the A-10 of hearts, Eli folded, and Phil Laak called.
The flop came 5-3-8 with two clubs. The action was checked around.
The turn brought the 2 of hearts. The action was checked around to Peat, who fired out a bet of $20,500. Dwan folded, Meltzer folded and Laak called.
The river was the 5 of diamonds. Laak checked, Peat bet $50,000 and Laak folded.
In the next hand, Peat started things off with a raise to $2,500 holding 6-4 of hearts.
Dwan was next to act and just called with A-Q offsuit.
Meltzer (A-7), Baxter (J-8) and Elezra (K-9) all called as well.
The flop came 5-J-10 rainbow. Meltzer bet $7,000 after the action was checked around to him. Baxter put in a raise to $21,000 with his J-8 offsuit, and Dwan folded.
Meltzer, with nothing but Ace high, then declared that he was going to raise. He eventually decided on a raise to $58,000. Baxter thought about it for a minute and eventually elected to make the fold. Meltzer then showed the table his A-7 offsuit.
Baxter got hand #3 started by raising to $3,000 with the Q-6 of diamonds. Minieri then put in a raise of his own to $13,000, holding just Q-7 offsuit.
The action was folded around to Baxter, who elected to fold once again.
Meltzer started off hand #4 by calling with his A-8 offsuit.
Elezra raised to $1,600 with K-10 offsuit. Minieri, holding just 6-4 offsuit, announced that he would be raising once again, and made it $9,200 from the button.
Meltzer folded, and Elezra called.
The flop came 6-10-4. Elezra checked in the dark, Minieri bet $14,000 and Elezra called.
The turn was the Ace of clubs. Elezra checked again, and Minieri announced that he was betting $37,000. Elezra then folded after a bit of thought.
Hand #5 was started off by Phil Laak, who put in a raise to $2,600 holding pocket Jacks.
Dwan called with 8-8, as did Meltzer with the A-5 of diamonds. Everyone else folded.
The flop came 3-9-9. Dwan led out with a bet of $6,300, Meltzer folded and Laak called.
The turn was the Queen of spades. Laak checked, as did Dwan.
The river was the four of diamonds. Both players checked, and Laak took down the small pot.
Hand #6 was started off by Peat, who put in a raise to $2,500 holding the J-9 of diamonds.
Brunson raised to $10,500 holding A-A.
Peat, after a bit of deliberation, made the call.
The flop came A-10-2, giving Brunson a set of Aces and Peat a flush draw.
Peat checked, Brunson bet $20,000, Peat raised to $125,000 with his flush draw, Brunson declared that he was all-in and Peat made the call. The two players elected to run it twice.
The first board ran out Qc-9c, and the second board ran out Qs-6c. Doyle had won the $366k pot after Peat failed to hit any of his outs.
Hand #7 was started out by Meltzer, who just called with his 5-5. Baxter called with A-2 offsuit, as did Elezra (6-5 os), Brunson (4-3 spades) and Minieri (10-9 os).
The flop came 9-10-3 with two spades, giving Minieri top two pair and Doyle Brunson a flush draw.
Brunson checked, Minieri bet $3,700, and the action was folded around to Baxter, who decided to just call with A-2 offsuit.
Brunson put in a raise to $25,000 with his small flush draw. Minieri elected to push all-in with his top two pair, Baxter folded and Brunson elected to make the call ($73k more).
The two players decided to run it two times. Minieri came out on top both times, as his two pair turned into a full house after both turn cards were dealt. Minieri took down the $200k+ pot.
Hand #8 was started off by Peat, who elected to call with his Q-8 of hearts.
Dwan called with his 7-5 offsuit, as did Minieri with his 8-5 of spades.
Laak was dealt A-A and put in a HUGE raise to $50,800. All three players elected to fold.
Dwan started off Hand #9 with a raise to $3,000 holding 9-6 of clubs. Meltzer called holding K-8 of hearts, as did Brunson with the Q-4 of diamonds.
The flop came A-5-J rainbow. Dwan checked, Meltzer checked and Brunson checked as well.
The turn was the Jack of hearts. Again the action was checked around.
The river was the Ace of clubs. Dwan checked, Meltzer bet $2,000, Brunson folded, Dwan raised to $22,000 with absolutely nothing, and Meltzer elected to make the great call.
Brunson started off Hand #10 with a raise to $3,500 holding 6-5 offsuit. Laak called holding 9-9, as did Dwan with his A-5 of clubs.
The flop came 3-7-10 with two hearts. Dwan led out with a bet of $10,200. Brunson folded, as did Laak.
Hand #10 was started out by Minieri limping with his Q-9 offsuit. Laak called holding 5-5. Peat, who was dealt K-K, also elected to call. Dwan raised to $6,200 with his A-J of hearts, Laak called, Peat raised to $20,800, Dwan called, as did Laak.
There was over $60k in the pot already when the flop came 7-3-7 with two hearts.
Peat led out with a bet of $50,000, Dwan raised to $150,000, Peat pushed all-in and Dwan called.
Dwan and Peat elected to run it twice. Peat had an overpair, while Dwan had the nut flush draw.
The first board ran out Qc-8h, while the second board ran out 7c-2h. Dwan and Peat split the $400k pot.
The final hand of the episode was started out by Mike Baxter, who put in a raise to $3,000 holding A-K of hearts.
Action was folded around to Dwan, who raised to $11,700 with Q-9 of hearts.
Baxter put in a raise to $31,700, and Dwan called.
The flop came 3-5-9 with two clubs. Both players checked.
The turn was the 8 of spades. Dwan checked, as did Baxter.
The river was the Jack of diamonds. Dwan bet $34,300, and Baxter called after some deliberation. Dwan scooped the pot with his pair of nines.
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