It’s undeniable that poker showdowns are one of the most exhilarating things to take part in or even witness. But when one player pre-flopped in the EPT in Prague, a four-player mega pot took shape.
When Chris Walker, who had about a million dollars worth of chips, went all in after holding pocket jacks, everyone else decided to follow suit (no pun intended.) Marc MacDonnell went next, after carrying some blinds and an 8-9 of diamonds.
But this was just the start of it, and Ilkin Amirov took the poker showdown to the next level when he called. The player had about six million, which caused two players to fold.
At this point, Javier Gomez went all in (he happened to be carrying over 2.5 million). And what did he have? A pair of Queens!
It was Amirov, with his pocket Kings, who had the best hand out of everyone. However, all this did was create a second side pot that was also massive, in comparison to the main one. Amirov was the outright favorite after every other player decided to flip. But after a 6-9-Ace of three spades, Gomez took the lead.
Everything was going well for Amirov who just needed to time things to perfection. As the flop commenced, you couldn’t hear a pin drop. Despite the dealer flipping the six of diamonds, Amirov would have no need to worry.
His pair of Kings killed three birds with one stone and won him a staggering 3,820,000 million worth of chips. Although he ended up finishing third, he claimed a cool €391,910 when all was said and done.
It goes to show that when it comes to poker, the flop can be the difference between an uneventful night and a very eventful future. Congratulations to Amirov and everyone who took part in this fantastic game.