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Poker After Dark: Galfond vs. ‘Durrrr’

A great call

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Mar 18, 2011

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This hand comes from week 1 of the 2011 edition of NBC’s Poker After Dark. The six-handed lineup featured some great players, both old school (Huck Seed, John Juanda, Phil Ivey, and Erick Lindgren) and new school (Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Phil Galfond), and the format was a $100,000 buy-in sit-and-go, winner take all. With $600,000 in chips in play, Durrrr had amassed $248,000, Ivey was sitting in second place with $134,000, Galfond had $121,000, and Seed was sitting on $97,000. With the blinds at $1,500-$3,000, Durrrr opened from under the gun for $7,000 with the A♦ 5♦, Galfond peered down at A-K and reraised from the small blind, making it $19,500 to go, and Seed found A-Q in the big blind. At this point, a lot of viewers must have been nervous for Seed, but somehow, he managed to make a good read and fold A-Q to the aggressive ...


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