We are barely into 2021, however Doug Polk made what may simply be the perfect fold of the 12 months in opposition to Phil Hellmuth on the newest episode of High Stakes Poker on PokerGO.
The no-limit maintain’em recreation was seven-handed with blinds of $200-$400 and Phil Hellmuth raised to $1,100 from the hijack with Q10. James Bord referred to as on the button with 22 and Doug Polk defended his massive blind with 107.
The flop was J98 and motion checked to Bord, who wager $2,000. Polk check-raised to 7,000 and Hellmuth moved all in for $97,200. Bord shortly folded and Polk went into the tank for a number of minutes. He ultimately started speaking.
“This is insane,” stated Polk. “It’s just such a monster raise. Phil, what do you got over there? I’m considering making a very big laydown. A very, very big laydown.”
Hellmuth remained silent for a while earlier than lastly answering Polk.
“I could easily have…”
“What could you easily have?” stated Polk. “You just bet a lot into very little.”
“I could have a set,” stated Hellmuth.
“Could you have a set?” requested Polk. “I don’t think you’d have a set here.”
“I could have the blockers,” stated Hellmuth. “Two 10’s.”
“I think I’m either dead… and I think I’m dead a lot, given this,” stated Polk. “Or you just have a ton of equity against me.”
Polk ultimately confirmed his hand after which tossed it into the muck. Hellmuth mucked his hand, regardless of others on the desk pleading with him to point out so they may settle facet bets on the desk.
Now that the opening playing cards are public data, each Polk and Hellmuth took to social media to deal with the hand. Polk referred to as the laydown his “favorite fold” in his poker profession.
Imagine making like 15 bb right here pic.twitter.com/uRiI5XKhWG
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) March 4, 2021
Hellmuth gave Polk props as nicely, saying that everybody else would’ve misplaced an additional $90,000.
Sigh…I see why you say that this was the perfect fold/FAV fold of your profession: GREAT fold @DougPolkVids!! Saved $90,000, that everybody else would have misplaced, everybody else!! That’s $90,000 that’s NOT in my checking account. Great play #DougPolkNiceLife https://t.co/YDHBCcMOnQ
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) March 4, 2021
The present returned for an eighth season final December with PokerGO’s reboot of the money recreation sequence. Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza, who hosted many of the first seven seasons on Game Show Network, have been introduced again as commentators for this season. All of the motion is being filmed on the PokerGO’s studio on the Aria on the Las Vegas Strip.
The fold by Polk was almost similar to at least one made by one other high-stakes money recreation phenom, Garrett Adelstein, in October 2019 on Live At The Bike! Adelstein turned the second nuts with 107 when a high-stakes common referred to as Andy turned the nuts with Q10.
Adelstein ended up check-folding the river to a wager of $14,500.
You can watch Polk’s monster fold within the clip beneath: