WPH #448: $1,978,000 – The BIGGEST Pot In American TV Poker HISTORY!

PokerGO’s recent Cash Of The Titans was filled with crazy action and huge pots. It was no surprise that they broke the record for the biggest pot in American TV poker history when Eric Persson clashed horns with long time poker professional Patrik Antonius!

This version of No Gamble, No Future was called “Cash Of The Titans”. Blinds started at $500/$500 and increased every three hours. Players also posted $100,000 on the side, and the biggest winner at the end of Day 3 of play was awarded a $600,000 bonus.

This poker hand happens during the third and final day of the show so the players have been playing with each other consistently for about 14 hours and have built up a lot of history together especially from playing the stand up game where every player stands and you can only sit down when you win a poker hand (you must show the table your winning hand).

This poker hand starts with Persson in the hijack who raises to $7,000. Rob Yong calls on the button before Patrik Antonius decides to 3-bet to $30,000. Both Eric and Rob call. The flop gives Eric and Antonius a flush draw which is where the fireworks happen. Antonius continues his story with a slightly under half pot bet. Persson decides to take the aggressive line and raises to $140,000. This forces Yong to fold and Antonius decides to click it back to $250,000 and Persson calls. On the turn Antonius decides to bet about 25% pot. Persson’s response is to rip his entire stack in the middle for $692,000! Antonius doesn’t take too much time before calling and leaves Persson drawing dead in the biggest ever pot in American TV history!

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Thank you to PokerGO for allowing me to use their footage!

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