Saturday, February 26 was broadcast on American television the first episode of the new season of High Stakes Poker. To animate this Season 7 on GSN, Norm Macdonald replaces Gabe Kaplan, a challenge he has taken the high-hand. A summary of the biggest pots and hands the most interesting.
This year, HSP has introduced some changes to his mechanics. In addition to a new host, HSP also benefits from a new house, the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. Another innovation is the minimum buy-in to sit at the table was raised to $ 200,000. Among the guests this first issue are some big pros of the circuit and several American millionaires. Here’s the list:
Seat 1: Doyle Brunson
Seat 2: Vanessa Selbst *
Seat 3: Barry Greenstein
Seat 4: Antonio Esfandiari
Seat 5: Robert Croak
Seat 6: Phil Ruffin
Seat 7: Bill Klein
Seat 8: David Peat
* Selbt is only the third woman to appear on the screen in the history of High Stakes Poker. ”
The first for Pros
In the first hand of this new season, Vanessa Selbst raised to $ 3,000 in early position with and is paid by Robert Croak in middle position. The blinds, Bill Klein and David Peat also fit into the picture, with and respectively. Four players will then see the flop, which displays .
Selbst checked it up the blinds, which sends a continuation bet to $ 7,600. Croak, apparently decided to test his Jacks, opted for a mini-revival at $ 15,700. Klein and Peat drop while Selbst calle. The dealer then returns a Which encourages Selbst bet to $ 28,400. Croak is anything but pleased with the card that has just appeared and decided to stop there fees.
Do not Ask, Do not Tell
After Doyle Brunson had explained to the table he would not respond if someone asked him the status of his stack, and explained why, Macdonald had fun on the way, “Doyle shows clearly its political preferences by people who speak of ‘Do not Ask, Do not Tell! “*
* Literally: “Do not ask, do not say.” Policy disputed the U.S. military of not going to ask the soldiers where their sexual preference and ask them to do not display [/ I])
Phil Ruffin limped in early position with and is done by raising to $ 4,900 from the cutoff Brunson who has a poor . Selbst, the button, then discovers and decided to just pay. Antonio Esfandiari is the same in the big blind with and what are four players who discover a flop .
Armed with his pair, Esfandiari start hostilities with post-flop bet to $ 17,100. Rufin, who has just hit the bottom three of a kind, even just. Brunson wisely decided not to press and speech is therefore for Selbst and her overpair. After a little thought to the question she raises to $ 63,800. Esfandiari, in the middle cerebration is interrupted by Ruffin, who said, “we will rise to 100,000.” It was not his turn to speak but understands the message and Esfandiari folds. Ruffin then takes things in hand and raised to $ 117,100 again. Alarmed, Selbst began to ask him a bunch of questions to which he responds cryptically. The brainwashing works as part Selbst finally carpet. Ruffin pays and in the moment. The turn and river give birth to a and a that allow Ruffin to pocket the biggest pot of Season 7 so far, worth $ 475,100.
I do not expect that
Under the gun, Bill Klein is dealt and raised to $ 3,000. David Peat is the next to speak and he called with . The only other is Phil Ruffin pays the big blind, holding . When the flop comes , Ruffin checked to Klein, who bets $ 7,000. Peat stimulus then $ 24,000 with his middle pair and flush draw. Ruffin out of the way and Klein ’3-bet to $ 67,000. Peat scratches his chin, checks his cards and then moved all in for $ 209,200 in total.
“I was not expecting this,” Klein said before equalizing. It is a blow to toss. The the turn does not change but the River Peat offers color and $ 428,600 pot.