Three Of The Craziest Multi-Way All-Ins In Tournament Poker
If you’re a poker tournament player, you’ll know that it’s not exactly rare for more than two players to get all their chips in during the same hand. It’s not exactly common either, though, especially with big money at stake. Here’s some of the most amazing ones ever televised.
A four-way all-in at the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller
Sure, at your local pub game you might not be shocked to see a few players gambling it up in the same hand, even at a final table. At a €50,000 buy-in Super High Roller event, though, it’s a tad more unexpected.
At the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller final table, Ahadpur Khanagh limped As-5s for 80,000 before Erik Seidel picked up 9-9 and moved all-in for a little over ten big blinds. Sam Greenwood, with around 1.2 million, found K-K and moved in himself.
Already it was an action-packed hand, but then Julian Stuer in the big blind looked down at a pair of tens. He moved all-in over the top for a total of around 2.4 million, and then Khanagh inexplicably called all three of them with his As-5s!
In a somewhat boring twist, the kings held up and only Seidel was eliminated. We were kind of rooting for Khanagh to knock out everyone with trip fives.
Three players all-in for a WSOP bracelet
The $10,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-max Championship is one of the more prestigious titles at the World Series of Poker. It’s the specialist game of, well, basically everybody, which means that it’s one of the toughest fields in the world of tournament poker.
That is exemplified in the fact that the final three players were all tournament crushers: Martin Kozlov, Davidi Kitai and Justin Bonomo were all vying for the bracelet. Viewers might have expected a long, intense battle of poker minds.
Instead they got this:
A mad four-handed all-in at the Canada Cup
The 2014 edition of the $3,300 Canada Cup Main Event attracted 578 players to the Playground Club. When four of them were left, we saw a pretty amazing hand to finish off the tournament.
To kick things off, Robert Notkin limped under the gun with kings because he’s a middle-aged man and that’s what they do. However, in this case, it literally couldn’t have worked out any better for him.
Obviously, Notkin knew that with just three big blinds, Justin Miller would be moving in with a huge range of hands and K-Q was more than good enough. Vincent Jaques, with 7.4 million or 37BB, then moved in to isolate with A-T. Ryan Rivers then made what seems like an ICM disaster play by calling it off with 8-8 and Notkin was more than happy to call, covering all three.
His kings held up and in one fell swoop the tournament went from four-handed to over.