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The third and final night of action of the return of Poker After Dark was highlighted by a pot worth nearly $1 million. Bill Klein and Aussie Matt Kirk got involved in this behemoth pot. Klein's pocket Aces were outgunned by Kirks Ace-four. When the dust settled, Kirk shipped a pot worth nearly $980K.

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Live poker is rigged, right? the reboot of Poker After Dark continued with its third and final night of action on Wednesday at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. The players on night three included Tom Dwan, Bobby Bellande, Bill Klein, Lauren Roberts, Matt Kirk, and Andrew Robl. While all eyes were on Tom Dwan, it was Aussie Matt Kirk who stole the show once again.

This match had a min-buy-in of $100,000, but they had over $3 million on the table in this $100/$200 NL bout.

Let's discuss the hand everyone has been talking about. Bill Klein woke up with pocket Aces. Whenever I see Aces I know I'm gonna win a small pot, or potential lose a monsterpotten. That's the way the wind blows with Aces, or at least, how I play them.

Kirk had a straddle, and Dwan double-straddled to $1,600. Lauren Roberts woke up with Carte 9 de piqueCarte 8 de pique and raised to $5,000. Bill Klein three-bet to $14,000 with two black Aces. Only Roberts and Kirk called. Kirk held Carte As de cœurCarte 4 de cœur. The pot had over $44K in it. At that juncture, Klein had $472K behind and Kirk was covered with only $468K.

The flop was Carte 5 de piqueCarte 4 de trèfleCarte 4 de carreau. Klein fired out $30K, Kirk raised to $75K with trips. Roberts bailed. Heads-up with action on Klein. He needed to call $45K, but instead pumped it up and raised to $175K. Kirk thought for a second before calling. Klein had $297K behind and Kirk $293K.The pot had $394K in it. The turn was the Carte 2 de cœur. It gave both payers a potential Wheel draw. Klein moved all in and Kirk could not call fast enough. The pot was $979,600. The Carte 9 de cœur fell on the river. It didn't help Klein. Kirk won the pot as Klein muttered, "Boys... I'm done."

Ship it to Aussie Matt Kirk. He took down the pot worth almost $980K. Not quite a million bucks, but a cool mil sounds so much better in a headline, right? Player wins $1 million pot is juicier click bait, eh?

The return of Poker After Dark on PokerGO did not disappoint old-school fans and noobs alike. Heck of reboot. Can't wait to see more episodes.

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