Tom Dwan Wins $465k Pot In Macau Big Game As Nergård NeedledMarch 5, 2012 11:30 am
Tom ‘Durrr’ Dwan re-joined Macau’s Big Game recently, and apparently got off to a great start after taking down a $3.6 Million HKD (US$464,258) pot on his first hand.
The cash game had blinds of HK$5k/10k (US$650/$1,300) with pros taking part in the action including Alec “traheho” Torelli, Andrew Feldman and Tom Dwan’s victim on this occasion, 19-year-old Ole-Kristian Nergård from Norway.
In the hand in question, Tom Dwan was dealt 8-7 and called an UTG raise from Nergård with Q-J. Dwan then check-raised the T-9-6 flop, with Nergård subsequently three-betting Dwan and calling his HK$1.5 million shove.
Needless to say, the Norweigan’s hand failed to improve, and he later tweeted:
“meh should have went to bali yesterday. Played 5k/10k with 20k mandatory straddle. lost a 3,6 mill pot v durrrr the first hand he sits down.”
However, that doesn’t seem to be the end of that as the players can agree that the turn produced an A, but Andrew Feldman says he is certain an 8, and not a 7, fell on the river, which would have made Nergård the higher straight. It seems Feldman did a good job of convincing Nergård he folded the winning hand as Nergård confided that he was “so tilted by mucking the winning hand in his biggest ever live pot that he’s going to bunjee jump without the cord.”
Nevertheless, the Scandinavian who inherited a $30 million share in his father’s fishing company, changed his opinion later, and tweeted:
“Its not confirmed that the river was an 8. On that kind of board it would be hard for me to misread the river, cuz im looking for 2 cards…hehe I dnt give a fk. Lost biggest pot and u just keep needling me to death, saying anything to tilt me. Not cool anymore.”
Whatever the case may be, Ole-Kristian Nergård had earlier stated he didn’t remember having a single losing session for the whole of February. Now, he says he’s tired of Macau and will be heading off to Spain next, for the EPT Madrid between March 12-17.