Excessive Stakes Poker S8 E8: Discover out which participant went broke and finish the sport


February 04, 2021
Chad Holloway

The final “High Stakes Poker” episode on Wednesday at PokerGO was a continuation of last week’s game in which $ 200 / $ 400 / $ 800 was played from the third blind with a $ 800 bet.

The episode started with six players in their seats while Tom Dwan sat outside. Here’s how things stack up at the top of the show:

player stack
Rick Salomon $ 606,000
Jean-Robert Bellande $ 489,100
John Andress $ 298,000
Sean Perry $ 271,600
Damien Leforbes $ 157,800
Michael Schwimer $ 75,700

Leforbes vs. Schwimer – No excuse for a good run

On the first hand of the new episode, Damien Leforbes raised from the middle position with the to $ 2,500 {7 diamonds}{7 clubs} and the ever-aggressive Michael Schwimer bet three on the $ 9,000 cutoff that holds that {k-Spades}{8 clubs}. Action flipped back to Leforbes and he called to see that {8-spades}{8 diamonds}{5-spades} Flop, the swimmer trip was careful.

Leforbes checked a bet of $ 6,000 and then a bet of $ 15,000 {4 clubs} Turn. The {7-hearts} River was gin for Leforbes checking his house full. Schwimer bet $ 24,000, which left him only $ 21,000, and Leforbes checked all in.

“Are you lucky like shit on me?” a seemingly frustrated swimmer asked before breaking off and discovering the bad news.

“I’m not going to apologize for doing well,” said Leforbes as he took the $ 153,400 pot.

Dwan vs. Schwimer – “I’m in pretty good shape”

Tom Dwan

After reloading to $ 100,000, Schwimer raised from the hijack to $ 3,000 and Dwan, who had returned to the game, bet three to $ 13,000 from the small blind. Schwimer called and the flop fell {4 spades}{5 clubs}{2-hearts}. Dwan went on for $ 14,000 and Schwimer, who flopped the top two flops, just called to see {a-Hearts} Turn.

Dwan made the top pair but checked anyway and Schwimer followed suit. On the {j-Spades} Dwan bet $ 25,000 and Schwimer leaned back in his chair and sighed deeply before saying, “All in.”

It was $ 73,000 in total, and Dwan hit the tank.

“I didn’t call, I’m in pretty good shape,” said Schwimer. Dwan thought long and hard before cashing it out, and just like that, Schwimer doubled down by winning the $ 200,800 pot.

Sean Perry versus Jean-Robert Bellande – JRB stands in hot water

Sean Perry

Dwan opened for $ 2,500 with the {a-Diamonds}{6 diamonds} and Sean Perry looked at that {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} next to act. He bet three to $ 8,000 and then Jean-Robert Bellande, who had previously lost a six-figure pot to Dwan, four to $ 30,000 from the small blind with the {10 diamonds}{8 diamonds}.

Dwan folded and Perry, son of poker pro Ralph Perry, paused for a few strokes before betting $ 70,000. Bellande asked how much his opponent was behind, which was $ 246,000, and Bellande decided to call.

He flopped top pair on the {10-spades}{5 diamonds}{7-hearts} Flop and checked to Perry, who put $ 40,000 into the $ 144,100 pot. Bellande called and then checked a bet of $ 70,000 as the {9 clubs} The turn gave him an open straight draw.

After this {7 diamonds} Bellande checked the board on the river, checked a third time, and Perry moved all in for his last $ 136,000. Bellande asked for a count and found he had the bigger stack, albeit by a narrow margin of $ 18,000. Finally, Bellande only called to see his opponent put the goods on the table.

That doubled Perry in a juicy pot worth $ 637,700.

Bryn Kenney vs. Sean Perry – Nine High, not like a boss

Bryn Kenney takes a seat at High Stakes Poker.

After Rick Salomon left the game, a new player joined the game in Bryn Kenney who bought in with a massive stack. So this stacked up at this point:

player stack
Bryn Kenney $ 836,900
Sean Perry $ 635,300
Tom Dwan $ 429,800
Michael Schwimmer $ 367,000
John Andress $ 223,800
Damien Leforbes $ 209,900
Jean-Robert Bellande $ 151,000

On his first hand of that episode, Kenney raised from the cutoff to $ 4,000 {9 diamonds}{5 diamonds} and Perry called from the big blind with the {8 clubs}{7 clubs}. The {2 clubs}{8-spades}{8-hearts} The flop saw Perry Trip and checked a bet of $ 10,000.

Perry checked again {7-spades} Turn, who gave him a full house, and Kenney continued to bluff by firing $ 23,000. Perry just called and then checked again {q-Spades} Flow. Kenney took the bait and triple it for a bet of $ 64,000, but was forced to fold when Perry finally woke up to check-raise to $ 219,000. Kenney took an early hit while Perry picked up another large pot valued at $ 359,8000.

Michael Schwimmer vs. Bryn Kenney – The game will be ended

Michael Schwimer

On the penultimate hand of the episode, John Andress was on the $ 1,600 straddle and both Dwan and Bellande called, the former under the gun and the latter on the button. Schwimer then increased it to $ 4,000 {k clubs}{5 clubs} in the small blind and Kenney called from the big with the {4 hearts}{4 clubs}. All of the above players called and it was a five-way action to go {2-of-spades}{4 diamonds}{k-Spades} Flop.

Schwimer went on with a top pair for $ 15,000 and Kenney raised his set to $ 52,000. Andress folded, Dwan gave up his flush draw and Bellande stepped out of the way. Schwimer called and she {a-Hearts} again gave him a wheel train to check.

Kenney bet $ 71,000, Schwimer called and he called {5 diamonds} completed the board on the river. Schwimer improved to two pairs but checked to Kenney, who bet $ 165,000. Schwimer snapped off his stack and released some explosives when he saw that Kenney had the best hand to win the $ 597,200 pot.

“Okay, that was fun guys,” Schwimer said to the table before giving up his place in the game.

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