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Record-Breaking $438,900 Pot on Live at the Bike (Analysis)

You’re about to read analysis of a hand played just last week between Live at the Bike staple Andy and a recreational player named Jacky.

The pot settled just under $439,000 and, spoiler alert, it was not a chop — only one of the players took home the 2.2 Lamborghini pot (a new Live at the Bike record).

With any further ado let’s dive into the action!

Preflop

The blinds are $100/$100/$200/$400 and Andy raises to $1,300 in the Cut Off with Q♣ T, Garrett Adelstein 3-bets to $4,800 on the Button with A♣ K♣, and Jacky cold-calls in the Big Blind with 9 9♣. Andy calls as well.

Flop

The flop is dealt Q 9♠ 6 and the effective stack is $179,400.

Everyone checks.

Turn

The dealer burns and turns the Q, making the board Q 9♠ 6 Q. The pot is still $15,300.

Jacky bets $8,000, Andy raises to $19,300, Garrett folds, Jacky tanks a bit, and 3-bets to $55,000. Andy calls without much delay.

River

The river comes the 9, making the board Q 9♠ 6 Q 9.

Jacky checks, Andy bets $70,000, Jacky raises all-in and Andy snap calls.

Final Thoughts

A pretty epic hand is in the books. Both players could have taken better lines, but let’s keep in mind  they are mere humans and, when playing for life-changing sums of money in the span of minutes, it’s impossible to not have a certain level of emotional decision making involved.

That’s all for this hand analysis! I hope you’ve learned something new from it.

Want more like this? Read When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis).

Good luck at the tables, guys and gals!

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