Nosebleed Cash Games: My biggest pot ever!

Nosebleed Cash Games: My biggest pot ever!

Long gone are the days of the epic high stakes poker action on Full Tilt Poker. And with FTP recently announcing that they are shutting down the high stakes action completely, it’s the final nail in the coffin.

In honor of the ‘Golden Age of Poker’ (circa 2007) I did a special Hand of the Day with detailed analysis of the biggest hand of online poker I’ve ever played.

Sometimes, as the old adage goes, it’s better to be lucky than good. And lucky I was!

I shared my thoughts. Now it’s your turn.
What would you have done in my spot?  Would you have played it differently?

Let me know in a comment below.


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  • Senthil Kumar

    Alec, I would ask one question here. This hand kind of scares me about the uncertainity of the game. From your perspective, if it was a Queen of diamond on the turn , you loose 100K there. From your opponent perspective, he was perfectly right in that play with a King of heart and Kings. He just like that lost 100K there. So is this game a gamble in many ways ? I know your answer could be making the right play in the long run , calculate the odds, equity etc and make the play , bla , bla , bla…but if I loose 100K like this four or five times, I loose half a million. Mind gets blasted. And money is also gone to further play the same stack size. In other words, I always believed that inorder to play FREELY without worrying about bad beats one has to have 100 BUY INs at the minimum to cover the bad running days. So if the buy in here is $100,000 , do you guys really had $10,000,000 to play FREELY without worrying about loosing a million on a bad week. If not, how could you play with a bank roll of say 500,000 when all you need is 4 or 5 bad beats to put your life in to jeopardy. Kindly explain in detail.

  • Alec

    Hi Senthil,

    Great question. There is ONLY uncertainty in poker in the short term. And you only have to have enough money to withstand the variance long enough to get you past the point where losing or winning any hand (or series of hands) doesn’t affect you.

    If you want a specific blueprint for this, I just put out a video course called ‘Four Step Poker’ which gives you the exact breakdown of how this should be done to ensure that you have the proper amount of money to play in your poker game!

    Hope that helps.