#3 Denoking splits $359,187 pot with LuvtheWNBA
The third largest online poker hand of 2014 occurred on August 21 during a session between anonymous poker pro “Denoking” and Isaac “LuvtheWNBA” Haxton. These two have gone back and forth with enormous amounts at stake on a multitude of occasions, but on that day, the pot escalated to a staggering $359,187 before what turned out to be a not-so-climactic showdown.
Both online poker pros just so happened to be holding the same unsuited hand of K-Q underneath. As the board played out A♠-J♣-5♠-10♦-4♠, both Denoking and LuvtheWNBA were extremely confident in their hands; as they should be when holding the nuts. The end result, of course, was a split pot of $359,187.
#2 Isuldur1 scoops $372,260 from jungleman12
Just one day prior to the previous monster cash game hand (August 20, 2014), Viktor “Isuldur1” Blom was seated at a 3-way table with fellow pros Dan “jungleman12” Cates and Gus Hansen. The ‘Great Dane’ got out early when Isuldur1 raised $1,500 pre-flop, countered $5,400 by jungleman12.
The K♣-9♦-8♦ flop drew $7,200 from Blom and Cates made the call. Looking down at 6♥-7♥, Blom was pleased to see the 5♥ on the turn, completing his straight. The Swede bet $17,400, drawing a $48,600 raise from the American, Cates. Blom called and a Q♠ dropped.
Surely fearing his opponent might hold J-10, Isuldur1 checked the river, but when jungleman12 tossed $98,600 into the pot, Blom’s poise returned. After only a moment’s hesitation, he raised all-in. We’ll never know what Cates had since he muck folded at that point, but it certainly wasn’t enough to earn him the massive $372,260 pot.
#1 WCGRider takes Denoking for a $382,827 spin
In the absolute largest online poker cash game pot of 2014, occurring on Sept 18, Doug “WCGRider” Polk faced off in heads-up with Denoking. They had already exchanged piles of chips in this session before Polk was dealt A♠-A♥. Denoking held a nice pocket of his own with K♦-K♠. The two online poker pros were all-in pre-flop, agreeing to run the hand twice.
On the first run, Q♦-2♠-A♣-J♦-Q♥ gave WCGRider the easy win with a triad of Aces. The second time around was no more fortunate for Denoking, delivering Q♠-4♥-3♠-J♠-7♠. The flurry of spades gave both gentlemen a flush, but Polk’s Ace ensured he held the higher of the two. And thus, Full Tilt’s largest cash game pot of the year, valued at a whopping $382,827, fell into Doug Polk’s possession.