This year’s WSOP has been a record-breaking feast of poker, with 123,865 entries across all events and $266,889,193 in prize pools. During the course of the series, there have been great stories, but also great hands. Here is our rundown of the six which sparked debate or lit up the Rio this summer.
1) Cynn calls Miles’ bluff in final hand to win the Main Event
In this hand, John Cynn and Tony Miles finally brought their 12-hour battle to a close. It was a huge pot, played between two very tired players, and is certainly one of the more memorable finishing hands of a Main Event in recent years.
2) Main Event final table set with crazy ending
This next hand is even stranger than the one that ended the Main Event. With one more bust out required to set the final table, it normally requires a bit of bad luck to bring the field down to 9. This hand certainly had its fair share of that.
3) Fedor Holz $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop Double Knockout
This hand has plenty of intrigue, as three players collide, with an exposed card, a sick spot for Fedor Holz and $10 million on the line in this crazy hand from the Big One for One Drop.
4) Phil Ivey is making some serious moves in the Main Event
Phil Ivey arrived back on the WSOP with a bang this summer, going deep in the Main Event along the way. This explosive hand sees the poker legend put his opponent to the test by risking it all. Doug Polk gives us his insight in this video.
5) River Ruins COLOSSUS Celebration
In this hand, we see a timely reminder of why wildly over celebrating a situation in ridiculous fashion while your opponent still has equity is always a bad idea. Cue, river punishment.
6) Blowing A Once In A Lifetime Chance in the Main Event
While the Main Event can sometimes throw up some unusual plays, this is one raised more eyebrows than most. In this hand, a player shows the world what not to when holding off-suit connectors and facing serious action in front of you on a $40,000 pay jump during the Main Event. Doug Polk talks us through the action in typically entertaining style.
Article by Craig Bradshaw