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WATCH: Tom 'durrrr' Dwan Drags Record $3.1 Million Pot In High-Stakes Poker Cash Game

Hustler Casino Live Streams Largest Pot In Broadcast History


Tom Dwan is no stranger to playing seven-figure pots, but until now, we’ve had to settle for second-hand stories from closely guarded private games in Macau, with characters who would prefer to stay off camera.

On Tuesday night, however, the high-stakes legend found himself involved in a record-setting $3.1 million pot while playing in the Hustler Casino Live game in Los Angeles.

The action began with blinds of $500-$1,000 with a $3,000 big blind ante and a $2,000 straddle. A player by the name of LSG Hank raised to $7,000, and Hustler Casino regular Wesley Fei three-bet to $30,000 from the button.

Dwan then looked down at pocket queens in the straddle, and he four-bet to $100,000. Hank got out of the way, and Fei opted to five-bet to $275,000.

Dwan called after a minute of thought, and the two players took a flop of 3Diamond Suit 8Spade Suit 8Diamond Suit. Dwan checked, and Fei bet $125,000. Dwan called, and the turn was the 5Heart Suit.

Once again Dwan checked, and this time Fei fired in a bet of $350,000. Dwan took about 90 seconds to call this time, leaving himself with about $790,000 behind.

The river was the 6Club Suit, and Dwan checked for a final time. Fei wasted little time before moving all in, putting Dwan to the test.

“He said all-in?” Dwan asked, getting the confirmation. “You sure?” he asked again, before getting up from the table to grab a drink.

Fei responded by burying his head into his arms on the table, not willing to give Dwan any information to work with. Making the situation even more difficult was the fact that fellow high-stakes pro Doug Polk had seen Fei’s cards before the flop, confusing Dwan about the strength of his possible holdings.

Dwan went into the tank for nearly four minutes before finding a call, bringing the pot to a record-setting $3,081,000. A shell-shocked Fei turned over ADiamond Suit KHeart Suit for nothing but ace-high, and Dwan’s queens were good.

“Tom Dwan has just won the biggest pot in the history of televised poker!” said commentator David Tuchman.

You can watch the full hand below.

The previous record for largest pot in televised poker history belonged to Kane Kalas, who won a hand worth $2.18 million against Jason Koon at the 2018 Triton cash game series in Montenegro. Then in February of this year, Patrik Antonius set the U.S. record of $1,978,000 against Eric Persson on PokerGO’s ‘No Gamble, No Future’ show.

“You have more heart than anyone here,” said Nikhil ‘Airball’ Arcot, before asking Fei if he was okay.

Fei was perhaps motivated to make the bluff following a day of criticism on social media, where he was blasted for playing conservative despite buying into the game for $3 million.

Fortunately for him, he was able to win the second biggest pot of the night and put a big dent into his losses when a nearly identical situation played out against Hank, only this time Fei had the goods for a pot worth $2.2 million. The two would exchange heated words when Fei quit the game later that evening, rebounding for a $753,000 loss.

Polk and Dwan may have been the only two full-time pros at the table, but they didn’t stay out of each other’s way, with Polk bluffing off over half a million dollars with a busted straight draw when Dwan held a full house.

Polk had a chance to get it all back plus more a short while later when Hank put his pocket aces to the test on a scary board. Hank was making a courageous bluff with a busted flush draw, and had Polk called he would have pulled in a pot worth more than $2 million.

Instead, Polk folded his aces, and Hank excitedly turned over his bluff to rub salt in his wounds. Polk would finish the session down $928,000.

It was actually the second million-dollar bluff of the four-day live stream series. On day 3, popular YouTube poker vlogger Ethan ‘Rampage’ Yau was able to get a player known as Handz to fold top set to him with just ace high.

The game was part of a four-day series called the ‘Million Dollar Cash Game.’ Although it got off to a slow start and was criticized when players bought in for just $500,000 on the second day, the action picked up considerably for the final two days of play with Dwan and Polk acting as catalysts for bigger pots.

Dwan would ultimately lose some back from his high point but quit the game with a profit of $1,600,000. The biggest winner overall, however, was Australian Hasan ‘Huss’ Onay, who played the first two days of the stream and finished up $1,751,000.

Other top winners included casino owner Rob Yong ($820,000), the aforementioned Ethan Yau ($588,000), and poker player and politician Tony G ($424,000).

While Polk and Fei were the second and third biggest losers of the week, the biggest loss came from Door Dash founder Stanley Tang, who finished down $958,000 overall.