99 My Biggest Pot Ever… I Think – Hand Of The Day

Villain is the juciest fish I have ever seen in my life  74/29/0.92 over 55 hands.

Poker Stars, $1/$2 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 9 Players
LeggoPoker Hand History Converter

UTG+1: $200
UTG+2: $204
MP1: $262
MP2: $17.90
CO: $323.45
Hero (BTN): $624.15
SB: $48
BB: $117
UTG: $353.90

Pre-Flop: 9 9 dealt to Hero (BTN)
UTG raises to $4, UTG+1 calls $4, UTG+2 calls $4, MP1 calls $4, 2 folds, Hero raises to $28, 2 folds, UTG calls $24, 3 folds

There is a heap of dead money in the pot, I have the best position at the table, and a top ten hand, I decide to pump it and make all the weak players in front of me pay. I isolate the UTG player heads-up, which is the perfect scenario.

Flop: ($71) 8 4 7 (2 Players)
UTG checks, Hero checks

Monotone flop, I have an over pair and a nine high flush draw. I opt to check here and see what develops on the turn. The pot is pretty big, I’d like a little more information and to give this fishy a chance to bluff before I go any further.

Turn: ($71) T (2 Players)
UTG bets $148, Hero raises to $512, UTG calls $177.90 and is All-In

They bet twice the size of the pot, I have a pair of nines, an open ended straight draw and the nine high flush draw. Against a lot of players this would be a horrible spot, against this player it is a spot in which I am willing to commit whole heartedly.

River: ($722.80) 3 (2 Players – 1 is All-In)

Results: $722.80 Pot ($3 Rake)
Hero showed 9 9 (a pair of Nines) and WON $719.80 (+$365.90 NET)
UTG showed 6 7 (a pair of Sevens) and LOST (-$353.90 NET)

As you can see, (being totally results orientated here), against a player like this, sometimes you have to be willing to be completely wrong and go with your hand despite how funky it seems.

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