The High Stakes Rail – 3/29/10-4/4/10

Phil Ivey and durrrr lit up the nosebleed stakes last week by winning $288,594 and $144,172, respectively. They are even featured in one of the three biggest pots of the week. ZeeJustin, Brian Townsend, and Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu were the biggest losers losing $222,166, $152,619, and $122,796, respectively. The three biggest pots of the week were all played at Full Tilt crypto gambling $500/$1000 pot-limit Omaha tables. This week’s High Stakes Rail will feature hands between durrrr, Phil Ivey, and Ziigmund.

Last week’s biggest pot was between Ziigmund and Tom “durrrr” Dwan with effective stacks at $211,460 with Ziigmund having Dwan covered. Ziigmund began by raising on the button to $3,000. Durrrr three-bet to $9,000 with Ts9s7c6h. The flop came Jh5h4s with $18,000 in the pot giving durrrr an open-ended straight draw. Durrrr checked and Ziigmund fired a $13,000 bet into the pot which durrrr called. The 6s turn gave durrrr additional outs to a higher straight (it also gave him second-pair). The pot was $44,000 on the turn when durrrr check-called a pot-sized bet from Ziigmund. The 8d river gave durrrr the ten-high straight. He got the rest of his $145,460 stack into the $132,000 pot when Ziigmund made a pot-sized bet and durrrr raised for the rest of his stack. Durrrr took the mammoth $422,920 pot and Ziigmund mucked his cards.

The next largest pot was played during the same session between durrrr and Ziigmund. Ziigmund was in position again and raised to $3,000. Durrrr called with AcQs7c4c. The flop came Qh4h2c with the pot at $6,000 giving durrrr top-pair, top-kicker. He check-called Ziigmund’s pot-sized bet and saw the Ah turn give him two-pair, but leave three hearts on the flop. He check-called Ziigmund’s pot-sized $18,000 bet and hit the As river hard. The As gave him a full house. He check-raised Ziigmund’s pot-sized $54,000 bet and put Ziigmund all-in. Ziigmund called and saw the bad news. He mucked his hand and durrrr won the $265,043 pot.

Phil Ivey went head-to-head against durrrr in a late session Sunday night with $97,996 effective stacks with durrrr having Ivey covered. On the button, Ivey raised to $3,000 with AsAhTc7c and durrrr three-bet to $9,000 with QcTh9c8s. Ivey four-bet to $27,000 and durrrr flatted out of position. The 8h5d3c flop gave durrrr top-pair, queen-kicker but Ivey still had him beat with his overpair. Durrrr donked a $54,000 pot-sized bet and Ivey got his stack all-in. durrrr called and saw he was beat. The 7d turn gave durrrr outs to a straight but the 2d totally missed durrrr and Ivey took the $195,993 pot.

It was an interesting week at the High Stakes Rail. It will be interesting to see the online play after Isildur1’s appearance at PartyPoker’s Big Game IV. Please visit next week for another update of the High Stakes Rail.