Tom Dwan Thrills His Fans in a New High Stakes Poker

Tom Dwan proved that durrrr is still deep inside him in recent High Stakes Poker. The latest poker stars' table from last week was in the Season 9 Episode 9 that PokerGO broadcasted on Monday night.

Poker enthusiasts watched an action-packed show with huge bluffs and monster pots involving Garrett Adelstein and Daniel Negreanu. The two players had a tough session.

Adelstein took part in a huge pot with Jennifer Tilly, who chased a flush draw. The table had other top players like Bryn Kenney, Jean-Robert Bellande, Krish Menon, and Phil Ivey.

Negreanu and Dwan's Battle

Dwan usually is renowned for his loose-aggressive reputation on the Game Show Network (GSN) during High Stakes Poker. But he has changed his image in recent years as he is a tight player now.

The poker pro is occasionally passive against Phil Hellmuth, such as in his first High Stakes Duel III two matches on PokerGO. Yet, things were different during last Monday's $500/$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em cash game.

He is a former Full Tilt Poker expert, and he started the show by placing a three-wager to $12,000 using {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}.

Negreanu used {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} to open for $2,500. Then the two pros witnessed a {q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, which ended up being an airball for durrrr as he fired out a $15,000 wager that failed to convince his rival to hold.

Dwan made a $36,000 bet after {k-Spades} appeared on the run. The small pair then got into the muck. DNegs used {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} rather than a pocket pair to open for $2,500 in the next hand.

Dwan made another three-bet with {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} to $11,000. This would give him a strong start as he would take the pot down with it. The poker legends later entangled and reversed the winning player's roles.

Negreanu made a $2,500 standard raise with {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} from middle position. Dawn used {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} to call in late position, while Menon used {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} from the big blind. This made the flop run out {6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} as Dwan wagered $7,000 with a middle pair after getting checked.

Menon folded as Negreanu called. The turn was {4-Hearts} and gave the two players a straight draw. Still, Dwan wagered again for $17,000 and folded after his rival made a $47,000 raise.

Negreanu Wagers $175,000 on Ace High Against Adelstein

Negreanu was active in Episode 9 in the pot against Adelstein. The GGPoker ambassador focused on one of the biggest bluffs in the history of High Stakes Poker. Tilly made an early position opening to $3,000 using {j-Spades}{7-Spades} in the hand.

Adelstein used {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} to three-bet to $11,000 and Negreanu's {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} on the button made a four-wager to $27,000. Ivey had to fold {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} in a big blind in the third raise as Tilly sent a few cards to the muck.

G-Man wanted to witness a flop, and it came out {9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades}. Negreanu continued being aggressive after a check and ripped out a $20,000 wager. Even so, it couldn't fold.

Kid Poker wagered $50,000 when the turn was {7-Diamonds}. Adelstein made a call and saw {3-Diamonds} turning on the river.

Negreanu then wagered $174,000 and Adelstein surrendered a$374,000 pot to Dwan.


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