Hands of the Week: Aces vs. Kings vs. Queens Plus Set-Over-Set-Over-Set


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A Spectacular Aces vs. Kings vs. Queens Hand

Andersson spikes it on the river

One series taking place right now – which you can follow here – is the 2021 GG Spring Festival.

In Level 10 (1,400/2,800/350) of GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300, $10M GTD, a massive cooler took place between Joshua McCully, Joakim Andersson, and Julien Martini. It was the latter who opened to 7,000 in early position. Behind him, Andersson made it 19.600 to go and action folded to McCully in the big blind.

McCully four-bet to 51,800, Martini five-bet shoved all in for 131,547, Andersson came over the top for 359,869, and McCully called all in for 308,609 to create a monster pot of over 800k in chips.

Julien Martini: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Joakim Andersson: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Joshua McCully: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

McCully had both players covered and was looking at a possible 900k stack but the {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop gave Martini top boat to take the lead. The {3-Hearts} on the turn changed nothing but Andersson drilled the {k-Clubs} on the river to improve to a bigger boat, sending Martini to the rail and crippling McCully in the process.

Not Your Everyday Set-Over-Set-Over-Set

Well, the best hand won!

In the same tournament in Level 13 (2,000/4,000/500), Marc “Face-O” Carola raised to 8,000 in middle position and Aliaksei Boika, who made his third Super MILLION$ final table in a row earlier this week, three-bet shoved 106,193 from the small blind. Ankush Mandavia cold-called the shove from the big blind and Carola called all in for 67,372 to create a three-way showdown.

Marc “Face-O” Carola: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Aliaksei Boika: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Ankush Mandavia: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Boika smashed the {2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop to hit top set and take a commanding lead in the hand. However, the {q-Diamonds} on the turn was the two outer Carola needed and he took over for the main pot.

Two outs could still win it for Mandavia and sure enough, the {k-Hearts} was burned and turned to turn the best hand at the start into the best hand at the finish as well.

Mattsson Eliminated by Quads

Mattsson vs purrrt

In the PokerStars SCOOP-28-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M GTD, it was Level 27 (30,000/60,000/7,500) when Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson opened to 101,000 in the hijack and was called by “purrrt” on the button, Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren defended the big blind. The flop fell {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} and the action checked to Mattsson, who bet 60,000. Only “purrrt” called and Mattsson then check-called the {k-Spades} turn for 125,000.

On the {j-Hearts} river, Mattsson check-called all-in for 980,548 and tabled {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for kings full of jacks. Only one hand could beat him and that’s what “purrrt” turned over with {5-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for flopped quads!

Michael “imluckbox” Addamo Runs Into Aces

Michael Addamo

In Level 26 (50,000/100,000/12,500) of SCOOP-43-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller], $1.5M GTD with just four players remaining, Joao “Naza114” Vieira completed the blind and Michael “imluckbox” Addamo checked the option.

Vieira bet 100,000 on {10-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and Addamo called. The {10-Clubs} checked through and Vieira bet 150,000 on the double-pairing {q-Hearts} river. Addamo made it 750,000 and Vieira shoved. Addamo had just shy of 1.2 million left.

He called off with {q-Spades}{2-Diamonds} for a full house but was no good against the {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} of Vieira. Addamo was eliminated in fourth place for $197,483 while Viera went on to win for $469,987.

Hartmann Scores Three Bounties in One Hand

Hartmann vs Eibinger vs Kraskata85 vs NeedBeat

Finally, in SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M GTD it was Level 5 (1,800/3,600/450) when “NeedBeat” shoved from under the gun for 165,994 for Pascal “Päffchen” Hartmann to three-bet jam from the middle position with the biggest stack at the table. “Kraskata85” called for the 166,575 they had behind on the button while Matthias “iambest2” Eibinger called for this last 44 in the small blind.

Matthias “iambest2” Eibinger: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
“NeedBeat”: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
“Kraskata85”: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Pascal “Päffchen” Hartmann: {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for Hartmann to flop quads to eliminate all three opponents and claim their bounties.



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