Super High Roller Cash Game
Dia 2 Iniciado
Super High Roller Cash Game
Dia 2 Iniciado
With 10 hours of cash action in the books, players packed their bags and headed out late last night at the Super High Roller Cash Game, with Antonio Esfandiari and Doyle Brunson having booked big wins while Jean-Robert Bellande and Matt Kirk took hefty losses.
The game is set to resume with a tentatively scheduled 3:30 p.m. start time here in Las Vegas at the Aria. We've just been given a line-up sheet for the $400/$800/$200 cash game, which features a $250,000 minimum buy-in.
It's a bit of a younger crowd than yesterday with more of an online poker background. Nosebleed cash superstar Doug Polk will be an interesting addition to the lineup. The shorter the table, the more in his comfort zone Polk will be, so we'll see how he adjusts to sitting eight-handed. Plus, holdover Matthew Kirk was the most aggressive player at the table yesterday and is now seated on Polk's left, which should make for a fun dynamic.
|2||David "Doc" Sands|
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Play has kicked off. It appears the straddle is on for $1,600. Most players are in for between $250,000 and $350,000 it seems. Jean-Robert Bellande is absent still.
Matt Kirk cold-called a Doug Polk three-bet to $17,000 after Paul Newey opened, and Scott Seiver made it $77,000 to go from the straddle. Only Kirk called, but he folded immediately to a small flop bet.
Matthew Kirk opened for a raise and called a three-bet from small blind Sam Trickett to $17,000. Both checked the flop, and Trickett check-called $20,000 on the turn. He then check-called called $30,000 on the river, and his proved good.
Trickett's up to $316,000, while Kirk's down to $112,000.
Daniel Colman opened to $3,000 and got a call from Paul Newey. Doug Polk made it $14,000 on the button, and only Newey saw the flop with him. Newey check-called $22,000, and it went check-check on the turn. Newey fired $32,000 on the river, and Polk thought about a minute before tossing in a call.
Newey announced a six, and Polk could beat that with . He now has more than $400,000.
The players at the table have opted to play a game of "What Johnny Lodden Thinks?"
Scott Seiver instigated the game, which saw David "Doc" Sands be the brain, meaning he had to think of a number to a predetermined question. That question, asked by Seiver, was: "How much does David Sands think Doug Polk would need to be paid to shave his head daily for a year?"
Remember, in this game it doesn't matter what the actual number is; in fact, Polk's answer is irrelevant. All that matters is what Sands (the Johnny Lodden in this scenario) thinks the number would be. Daniel Colman and Matthew Kirk made a side bet — how much we're not quite sure — and once Sands locked in his number the bidding began.
The rules of the bidding are simple: a player can either say a bigger number than the previous bid or "buy" the under. They're never allowed to take the over.
Colman kicked off the bidding with $25,000, and Kirk immediately countered with $75,000. Colman offered $125,000, and Kirk countered with $130,000. From there it jumped from $140K-$145K-$150K-$155K-$170L-$175K-$180K-$185K-$200K-$205K.
Colman opted to buy the under, meaning if the number Sands locked in was less than that, he would win the bet. If it was more, then Kirk would win.
Sands number was... $40K.
"Have you ever seen my hair?" a flabbergasted Polk asked. Similarly, other players seemed shocked at Sands' low number.
The game then prompted some players to guess, and bet, what the real number was. Kirk even went so far as to offer Polk $150,000 cold-hard cash to actually do it. Polk declined, citing that he currently loves his life (and hair), and was already financially secure.
After "How long would Sam Trickett stay in solitary confinement getting paid $1 million a day?" we have "How many slices of pizza has Doug Polk eaten in his life?"
Sam Trickett raised to $4,000 on the button, and Doug Polk made it $16,000 in the big blinds. Matthew Kirk cold-called from the straddle, and Trickett came along also, seeing a flop of . Polk bet $26,000, but Kirk raised to $75,000 and quickly took it down.
Players are on a 15-minute break.