Friday is all about the flashbacks and the weekend! One of the most famous poker brands, PokerGO dug deep into the archives and shared one of the classic Poker After Dark moments to refresh the memory of early poker games. The brutal hand sees Gus Hansen, aka ‘Great Dane’ move all-in and get a call from a short-stacked John Juanda, with Johnny Chan doing what many would avoid in that situation.
The video starts off with Hansen going all-in with Ah 5s while Juanda holds Ks Qc and decides to call. Antonius, who held 8c 4s folds straight away with De Wolfe also following suit. Chan, who held pocket sixes, stayed in the game after he matched the all-in bet.
All the players settled down; the main pot was worth $18,150, with the side pot valued at $3,300. The trio waited patiently for the community cards to unfold.
Given the chips the player held, it was Johnny Chan and Hansen playing for the side pot while Juanda hoped to scoop the main pot, if the poker gods blessed him. After some discussion, as the dealer tallied the chips, the flop popped as 2c 6h Kh.
Juanda got his King-pair which was beaten by Chan’s set with his sixes. The odds quickly favoured Chan who now had a 92% chance of nailing the hand. The turn card of 9 of clubs did nothing for Juanda and Hansen, and the river of 9h gave Johnny Chan his full house (666,99). Talk about rubbing salt on wounds, what’s worse than seeing your rival improving from set to full boat?
Then @ItsJohnnyChan wakes up with sixes in the big blind.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) August 17, 2023
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