Record poker hand worth $1.8 million played onlineJanuary 21, 2022 9:09 pm
The largest poker hand in the history of online poker was reportedly played sometime earlier this month.
The date of the hand isn’t known, but the players and online location were. A tweet from poker player Rob Yong showed the expensive hand that was played by Leon Tsoukernik (the owner King’s Resort Casino in the Czech Republic) and poker pro Tony G on the cryptocurrency poker site CoinPoker. The site uses a stablecoin known as Tether which is pegged to the US dollar 1:1.
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How did record poker hand worth $1.8 million play out?
The hand was played on a $1,000-$2,000 Pot Limit Omaha table. In the record-breaking hand Tsoukernik was dealt Ad-Ac-6s-9c while Tony G held Ah-As-9h-10s. Both players effectively had pocket Aces preflop with the chance to rely on their other cards if needed.
Both Tsoukernik and Tony G ended up pushing all-in preflop. That generated a massive pot valued at $1.8 million. The board ended up showing Jd-2h-Jh-2s-4d which ended up chopping the pot so neither player ended up taking home the entire $1.8 million payout. Instead, they had to settle for just over $910,000 each, meaning they collect a few bucks from other players big blinds at the six-player table.
The monster pot topped what was considered to be the previous online record of $1.3 million. That was set back in 2009 in a pot between Patrik Antonius and Viktor Blo. That was also played at a Pot-Limit Omaha table, but the blinds were slightly lower at $500-$1000.
The record online hand at No-Limit Hold remains at just under $1 million and was set at a GGPoker table in 2020. In that hand Ali Imsirovic took down the entire pot when her river a nut flush while holding A-K suited. The exact amount of the pot was $974,631.96.