Former Hellmuth Rival Eric Persson Talks His Way to Big Wins on New Higher Stakes Poker
As we discovered in his recent contentious heads-up match against Phil Hellmuth, Eric Persson sure does really like to talk and isn’t a fan of sleeves. Both seemed to work in his favor during Monday’s Higher Stakes Poker episode significantly like it did versus the “Poker Brat” last month.
Episode 11 of the ninth season, which is obtainable on the PokerGO app, did not present several huge pots, but there have been some entertaining hands and table speak worth mentioning.
The newest episode featured the very same players from last week’s show: Persson, Tom Dwan, Bryn Kenney, Patrik Antonius, Krish Menon, Garrett Adelstein, Phil Ivey, and DoorDash founder Stanley Tang.
Ivey, as has been the case throughout the current Higher Stakes Poker season, wasn’t quite active at the table. He’ll return next week with the very same lineup, and possibly we’ll get to see him mix it up a bit a lot more.
Persson, locked in a heated battle, extended his middle finger to Hellmuth right after winning a pot final month in the $25,000 get-in PokerGO Tour Heads-Up Showdown. For these who weren’t familiar with his style of play, that sort of goofiness was on show in the course of his initial couple of Higher Stakes Poker sessions, albeit far significantly less vulgar.
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In the first hand, with the blinds all through the night at $500/$1,000, Dwan opened to $three,000 from early position with the . Tang known as with the in middle position, as did late position players Menon, holding the and Persson’s . Kenney, who was not too long ago accused of operating an on the internet poker cheating scheme, also came along in the large blind with the .
The flop came out , which hit a couple of players, like Menon, who flopped best pair, but surprisingly folded to Dwan’s $six,000 bet. Persson, sitting on trips, raised it to $16,000 and it scared everybody away except “durrrr,” who had nothing but queen-high. He produced the call and then hit a horrible card for him — .
“I am going to give you this to appear at and I want you to blink twice if you think I must continue on.”
Each players checked and then action picked up on the river. Dwan fired out a wager of $31,000 and then Persson busted out some speech play.
“31? Oh, I believed it was 36. If it was 36, I was going to fold,” a posturing Persson joked.
“I’m going to give you this to appear at and I want you to blink twice if you consider I ought to continue on,” Persson told Menon before handing him his cards to appear at.
Right after a giggling Menon returned the two cards to Persson, the owner of Maverick Gaming casino brand, then announced an all-in bet of $164,000.
“I could have deuce-seven,” he told Dwan, who was in a tough spot facing a massive bet. “He didn’t snap-contact, Patrik (Antonius). It really is a very good sign.”
Dwan eventually produced the correct fold and surrendered the $243,500 pot. Persson later employed speech play to his advantage on numerous occasions, like in a flopped king-higher flush hand against the flopped set of Kenney.
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Two wealthy investors — Krish Menon and Stanley Tang — played a wild pot that may possibly leave some curious as to what a single of the players was thinking on the river.
Menon raised to $3,000 from an early position with the and received calls behind him from Person’s , Antonius’s , and Kenney’s . Tang then came along from the large blind with the .
The flop was and everybody checked just before the showed up on the river. Tang once more checked his set to Menon, who bet out $9,000 with his sixes.
Action folded to Tang, and he went for a huge verify-raise to $31,000. Menon wasn’t a believer and produced the loose call. The river was a meaningless , and this time the DoorDash founder went for an over-bet of $120,000.
You’re probably considering that was the end of the hand and Menon swiftly folded with so numerous prospective superior hands out there, but you’d be incorrect.
“That smells fishy,” Menon mentioned prior to generating one of the loosest calls of the whole season. He lost the $326,500 pot and saw his stack drop well under $400,000.
There are three remaining episodes of Higher Stakes Poker Season 9 on PokerGO.
Past High Stakes Poker Recaps
Check out our previous recaps from Season 9 of Higher Stakes Poker on PokerGO:
Episode 12 will air at five p.m. PT subsequent Monday on PokerGO. Fans can watch every single episode, past and present, on-demand by acquiring a PokerGO subscription. We’ll get to see next week if Adelstein was being too difficult on himself or if his play wasn’t up to the good quality his fans are accustomed to seeing.
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