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Over the years, we’ve captured memorable hands, many of which have become a part of poker history. In this column, we will bring you some of the biggest hands of the week as reported in the PokerNews Live Updates from the 2022 Wynn Millions.
The prestigious $10,000-buy-in tournament lasted for six days and attracted a total of 1,075 runners to generate a huge $10,105,000 prize pool, surpassing the $10 million guarantee. Tony Sinishtaj defeated Isaac Kempton during heads-up play to win the massive first-place prize of $1,655,952 and the Wynn golden trophy.
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Huge Cooler Rockets Eveslage, Dents Imsirovic, and Busts Shak
On Day 1a in Level 9 (1,000/1,5000/1,500), Chad Eveslage opened to 3,500 in early position, Ali Imsirovic called in middle position, the button called, and Dan Shak jammed the small blind for approximately 60,000. Eveslage rejammed for 119,000, and Imsirovic called.
It was aces versus kings versus queens, and Eveslage looked to be on the right side of the massive cooler.
The board ran out to change nothing, and Eveslage took the pot with his rockets. Meanwhile, Imsirovic took a hit but still holds one of the top stacks, and Shak was eliminated.
Lovgren Hits Quads to Crack Wigg’s Set of Aces
A few levels earlier in Level 6 (400/800/800), Sofia Lovgren was seen with a big smile on her face and raking in a massive pot that she won after going all-in against two opponents for around 33,000.
Lovgren held and was against Erik Wigg’s and the of Peter Cross. The flop of gave Lovgren a set and Wigg a bigger set, but the miracle on the turn improved Lovgren to quads.
The river brought the and Lovgren scooped the massive pot, while a side pot went to Wigg, and Cross was eliminated.
Guilbert Bluffs With Best Hand and Gets Called
In Level 10 (1,000/2,000/2,000), Johan Guilbert opened to 4,000 in early position, a middle position player called, and the small blind called.
The flop fell . The small blind checked, Guilbert bet 8,500, and the middle position player raised to 22,000. The small blind folded and Guilbert called.
The landed on the turn and Guilbert check-called for 27,000.
The completed the board and Guilbert jammed. His opponent went deep into the tank and after a couple of minutes, called for his stack of approximately 78,000.
Guilbert revealed .
“No way,” his opponent said, seemingly perplexed.
“I was bluffing,” Guilbert said. “Fives?”
His opponent’s hand was shown to be indeed, and the French vlogger took the pot and added the chips to his stack.
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Deeb Coolered By Schwartz
On Day 1b in Level 3 (200/400/400), Jake Schwartz opened to 1,000 in middle position and Shaun Deeb three-bet to 3,300 as the player next to act. The action folded back to Schwartz, who called.
Schwartz checked on the flop of and Deeb bet 3,000. Schwartz called. Schwartz checked again on the turn and Deeb bet 6,500. Schwartz responded by re-raising all-in for around 27,000 and Deeb snap-called.
Deeb had a set of aces but it was no good against the flush of Schwartz. The board didn’t pair as the river bricked off and Schwartz secured the double-up, while Deeb was left with crumbs.
Despite losing that hand, Deeb would go on to finish in 12th place for $125,326.
Quads Over Quads for Dicarlo
On Day 1b in Level 7 (500/1,000/1,000), Sal Dicarlo got his 11,700 chips in preflop and was up against two other players.
The board ran out , and although one opponent made quad jacks, Dicarlo’s quad kings took the main pot, while the other player took the side pot to stay alive as a consolation prize.
“Made quads and broke even,” someone at the table noted to the winner of the side pot.
Poker Bunny Doesn’t Show Cards While All In
Paulina Loeliger AKA Poker Bunny
On Day 1c in Level 10 (1,000/2,000/2,000), Shaun Deeb opened to 4,000 in middle position and Paulina Loeliger shoved for 9,000 in the hijack. The cutoff called and Deeb called.
The dealer spread the flop and Deeb bet 10,000, causing the cutoff to fold.
The dealer ran out the turn and river, but had forgotten to flip over Loeliger’s hand. Loeliger sat still for a bit of time before suddenly putting her cards into the middle of the muck and moving the pile of cards around, leaving her hole cards unknown.
Deeb added the chips to his stack and Loeliger made her exit from the tournament area.
Deeb Pulls Off Trademark Slowroll with Aces
On Day 2c in Level 13 (2,000/4,000/4,000), when Shaun Deeb raised in late position to 8,000 with just 65,000 total in his stack. The big blind, Javier Zarco, then moved all in, and after about 10 seconds of pondering his decision, Deeb decided to call off, a decision he had already made.
“I’ve got a pretty big hand,” Deeb said while slowly turning his hand over.
In fairness to Deeb, he acted much quicker than he often does when facing an all-in bet with the nuts. As for the board, it ran out and the “King of Slowrolls” took down the pot.
“It’s too bad justice wasn’t served,” Zarco uttered.
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