Legendary Hands… Now With Video!
Someone over at 2+2 asked about the “certain hands that go down in poker folklore and solidify a player’s reputation… I would be interested to hear [about] amazing hands by great players, like Ungar, Ivey, etc.”. So far the thread has 5 pages of replies. There are a number of hands in there that are just internet hand histories. But a lot of the legendary hands mentioned are easily tracked down on video.
So that’s what I did. Enjoy the pokery goodness…
Ivey vs Paul Jackson at the Monte Carlo Millions:
Johnny Chan correctly lays down on Poker After Dark, without much thought:
Dan Harrington’s squeeze play at the 2004 Main Event final table:
Moneymaker bluffs Farha at the 2003 Main Event heads-up:
Tom Dwan’s bluff against Greenstein and Eastgate on High Stakes Poker (previously):
Random guy folds jacks full on the river during the Main Event… and he’s right! (with bonus Matusow cheerleading):
A couple of guys go berserk bluffing each other at the 2006 US Poker Championship:
Huge pairs all over the place, including kings folding preflop and aces getting sucked out on:
Cory Zeidman sucking out on — and then slowrolling — Jennifer Harman:
Doyle Brunson lays down QQ on a ragged board to Chip Reese at the $50k H.O.R.S.E. final table:
Ivey vs Antonius in a $800k+ pot:
A Todd Brunson bluff gets Daniel to lay down the nut flush on HSP:
Josh Arieh, deep in the Main Event, chases the second nut flush, gets there on the river, and folds… correctly! (starts about 5:40 in):
If you can think of any more legendary hands, please post them in the comment section (with links to video, where applicable).