One of the interesting aspects of railing these high stakes games, besides the massive amounts of money being won and lost, is picking up patterns from these top player's games. For instance, aggression is such a key component to this level of play. Every button is raised 3x, so to combat that initiative the Big Blind ends up raising their top 40-50% of hands out of position. Any of these three bet flops where the players somewhat connect and have 40-60% equity, they are going to get it in. One session isn't enough data to micro-analyze their games, but there is always interesting information to gain from watching them play. I always find it fascinating to watch the game flow, especially when one players seems to be catching the greater share of luck in a particular match. How the other player reacts often dictates if it is going to be a small or a big loss.
To continue the hands, we are moving to the second table that was running between Ziigmund and durrrr. I collected four more all in hands. As you can see, it was a one sided affair.
1. Ziigmund has 78% equity when he rereraises durrrr all in on the flop.
Ziigmund - Ah 7h 2d 5c
durrrr - Qc Qh 3h 3s
ziig bets 3k, durrr bets 9k, call
Flop - 2h 10s 5h
durrrr checks, ziig bets 12k into 18k, durrrr reraises to 54k, ziig pushes, durrrr calls another 54k
Turn - Jd
River - 2c
Ziigmund wins $240k with a full house
2. Ziimund had 90% equity when the money gets in on the turn.
Ziigmund - 4d 2d 4s 2s
durrrr - Ad Jd 7c 4h
durrrr bets 3k, ziig raises to 9k, call
Flop - Ks 2h 7s
Turn - Ac
ziig leads 15k into 18k, durrrr reraises to 63k, ziig reraises to 111k, durrrrr calls
River - 3d
Ziigmund wins $166k with a set of 2's
3. durrrr's frustration with the way the session is going begins to show when they get it all in before the flop with Ziigmund holding 73% equity.
Ziigmund - Ad Ac Jd 10h
durrrr - As Ks Qs 5c
ziig bets 3k, durrrr 9k, ziig 27k, durrrr reraises 81k, ziiig goes all in for 243k, durrrr calls
Flop - 5h 7c 2d
Turn - 3c
River - 2h
Ziigmund wins $292k with two pair
4. durrrr's hand holding corrupted in this hand history, but it was the last big pot in this match before durrrr quit. It just wasn't his night.
Ziigmund - Jc Jh 5c 4c
durrr- X X X X
ziig bets 3k, durrrr reraises to 9k, call
Flop - 6h 2s 3c
Turn - 2c
durrrr leads 12k, called
River - Kd
durrr leads 23k into 40k, ziig reraises to 111k, durrrr tanks and calls
Ziigmund wins $254k with straight
In part 3, I'll show the eight hands that were played with Phil Ivey during and right after this two table HU PLO match. Four of the hands are with Ziigmund and the other four are with durrrr.