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Robert Notkin Wins PokerStars Canada Cup After Absurd Hand

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An insane poker hand played just yesterday at the PokerStars Canada Cup $3,300 main event at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec has the poker world buzzing.

It went down when the action was four-handed at the final table.

Robert Notkin took the first-place prize of $366,660 after his final three opponents moved all-in after he opened the action by limping in preflop with pocket kings.

Fortunately for Notkin, the kings held and he captured the title.

It took days to go from 578 entries down to just four, and then incredibly just a matter of seconds dealing the flop, turn and river to go to just one player.

 
 
 
 

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e_eves
almost 7 years ago

Three guys open shove in front of you. I guess I would have folded KK there....

 
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trentbridge
almost 7 years ago

The guy with the pair of eights should've folded and collected guaranteed more prize money when one of the final four is eliminated. Two all ins in front of you and he goes all in with a pair of eights - I'd have folded.

 
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MaverickAZ
almost 7 years ago

LOLOL at calling off with 88 in that spot.

 
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Barry2
almost 7 years ago

Crazy shove from AT and Uber bad call by 88. Crazy finish.

 
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shepdog99
almost 7 years ago

No way can you fold KK there. First shove is a shortstack with any halfway decent hand. Second shove is clearly a isolation raise and would be shoving wide. He's the one that really matters and KK has his range crushed. The 88 call is curious but he spent so much time thinking about it, can't be AA.

The 88 call is ballsy but I can see it. First he doesn't get more guaranteed money by folding. Only if the KQ loses does he move up, which isn't guaranteed. If the KQ wins then suddenly he is the short stack. If he calls and wins (and absent the KK, he's the favorite over KQ and A10) then he more than triples up and is in much better shape to compete for first place money. His mistake (?) was in expecting the KK to fold. Not knowing how the KK player has been playing or how wide his limping range has been (I would guess somewhat wide given the action after his limp here) we can't really say what he might expect.

 
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Baggio854
almost 7 years ago

This-

shepdog99

No way can you fold KK there. First shove is a shortstack with any halfway decent hand. Second shove is clearly a isolation raise and would be shoving wide. He's the one that really matters and KK has his range crushed. The 88 call is curious but he spent so much time thinking about it, can't be AA.

 
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sillywabbit
almost 7 years ago

The commentator wonders if anyone folded an Ace at 3:27, and it didn't appear to be a joke.

 
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