Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 3:19 pm

The 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series has been releasing episodes of their high-stakes cash games in Jeju, South Korea. The sixth and latest episode features Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Paul Phua, Jason Koon, Mikita Badziakouski, Sam Greenwood, and Dom Nitsche. Paul Phua and Tom Dwan were involved in a juicy pot worth $2.3 million after Phua woke up with Aces in an UTG straddle. You won't believe what happens next!

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How about a $2.3 million pot? How about a televised pot that ginormous? Did it make televised poker history? I dunno. It's too early in the morning for my brain to think about such difficult things and I'm too lazy to ask the Googles what's up. So, let's qualify it as "one of the largest pots in televised poker history" occurred at the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series in Jeju, South Korea. The Landing Casino in Jeju hosted the festivities, which also included a series of cash games.

Episode 6 of the Triton Super High Roller Cash Game included Malaysian businessman Paul Phua fending off a table of sharks including Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonous, Sam Greenwood, Mikita Badziakouski, Dom Nitsche, and Jason Koon.

In the first hand, Phua and Dwan battled in a smallish pot (all things considered). Phua whiffed on a Broadway draw and a flush draw, while Dwan only had Jacks up. That would be foreshadowing of things to come.

On the second hand, we saw fireworks thanks to a straddle.

Phua straddled from UTG for $12,000 and woke up with Carte As de trèfleCarte As de cœur. Dom Nitsche raised to $30K from the cutoff. With $51,300 in the pot, Dwan raised approximately $100K with Carte As de piqueCarte Dame de cœur from the big blind. Phua reraised another $300K. Nitshce folded. With $431K in the pot, Dwan went into the tank. With a straddle, you never really know where you're at, but Dwan felt that he could get Phua off this pot if he shoved.

After a lengthy pause, Phua called a clock on an indecisive Dwan. Dwan only took a little more time to think before he announced, “All-in.” Phua snap-called. After Dwan moved all-in for approximately $1M, the pot swelled to $1.48M. The total pot was worth $2,353,500.

The board did not help Dwan, which ran out Carte Roi de trèfleCarte 4 de carreauCarte 7 de cœurCarte 3 de cœurCarte Dame de carreau. Aces held up for Phua and he dragged the monsterpotten.

"Take care. I'm done. Gonna play short deck," deadpanned Dwan.

"I thought his hand was going to be much worse than that," said Koon. "To be fair, I thought your hand was full of shit too!"

Aces in the straddle. Live poker is rigged, right?

Watch the entire hand here...

And you can catch other Triton Cash Game episodes on their YouTube Channel. Watch all of episode 6 here...

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