It's another piece of juicy clickbait! The crack staff at PokerStars TV dug thru millions of hours of footage to assemble the best of the best laydowns in the history of televised poker. Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration there. It was only a few thousand hours of footage. But these truly are some of the more amazing and so-sick laydowns in recent memory.
TOP 5 Fantastic Folds
5. Dominik Panka – At the EPT11 Malta final table, Panka was seeking his second ETP title when he picked up pocket tens, but Montury woke up with pocket Queens and four-bet Panka. “How did he do that? He's not human!” lamented Stapes on the webcast.
4. Dimov vs. Parlafes – At the EPT11 Deauville, Dimov and Parlafes were heads-up in a hand. The board read 9s-7c-2s-6c-5h. Dimov had 10h-8h and shoved with a ten-high straight. Danny Parlafes had Qc-8d and the bitch-end of the straight. Somehow he knew he was toast and folded. Yeah, he folded the second nuts.
3. ELKY – Playing in Macau, Elky was in a hand with Tan, who opened with Ad-Qh. Elky raised with Qd-Jd and Tan called. On the flop it was Qs-8h-5h and Elky checked his Queen. Tan fired out half the pot and Elky tank-folded. Daniel Negreanu called it “one of the greatest reads I've ever seen.”
2. Joep van den Bijgaart – Yeah, that's not a fake name. During the EPT7 Berlin, Van Den Blugaart flopped top two pair against Ben Wilinofsky's set of Aces on a board of A-9-2. Wilinofsky moved all-in and van den Bijgaart was baffled. “I hate myself,” he lamented because he did not know what to do. “I don't hate you. I kinda like you,” said Wilinofsky. After being in the tank a while, the Dutchie folded.
1. Galen Hall – Down in the Bahamas for the 2011 PCA Main Event, Galen Hall and Oliver got involved in a big hand heads-up. Flop was 5-3-2 and Hall picked up an open-ended straight draw with 8-4 against Oliver's A-2. The turn was the 2. Both players checked. The river was the Ace, which flled in a straight for Hall. Hall fired out at the river with the Wheel, but Oliver rivered a full house and shoved all-in. Hall went into the tank. “That is a large bet,” said a puzzled Hall. Something didn't add up for Hall, and he mucked. Wise move because Hall went on to win the tournament.