Finnish high-stakes legend Sami “LrsLzk” Kelopuro wrote a couple of days ago on his poker-blog that he won over $1,4 million dollars during the period of four days at the beginning of July. The majority of his winning came from an unknown person in the PartyPoker’s $100/200 PLO Heads-Up table.
I was waiting on 100/200 PLO Heads-Up table at PartyPoker and an unknown person joined the game. It didn’t take long before I noticed that he didn’t exactly know how to play and wants to gamble. In the beginning, I ran bad and I lost $85 000. The villain didn’t seem like a hit-and-run guy. The game was very active and I was nervous that my account could run out of money before my run turns around. It was too early in the morning to be able to find a person to wire me more money. I had a couple of hundred of thousands in my account and I could deposit a bit more, but this game was wild. The villain 3-betted 100% of the hands and 4-betted almost 100% of the hands. He also 5- and 6-betted actively and played furiously post-flop.
The Turning Point of the Match
Kelopuro explains how he first lost $85 000 but after that, the game turned around. The villain’s spine started to brake at the time when Kelopuro won the biggest pot in the whole session, more than $190 000. The pot was raised all-in preflop when Kelopuro had A♥8♣A♣5♣ and the villain had K♣Q♦K♥A♦.
At this point (after wi
nning the pot), I had $424 000 on the table and the villain needed to reload again and start with $20 000.
After the turning point of the match, the villain continued to deposit more and more. The villain was able to get more than $100 000 to his stack but yet not over $150 000 at any point during the game. Towards the end, I started to run pretty well. The villain started to took flips with any-four. Kelopuro writes that he put hands in with +55% equity and felt like running his own casino with a solid house edge.
New twenty K’s came like water. More and more – infinitely.
The Final Result of the Match
After eight hours of play, Kelopuro had a $1,4 million dollar stack in front of him and he had won a whopping 65 buy-ins. Kelopuro suspects he has a good idea of who this person was but doesn’t want to reveal any names because he respects others’ privacy.
Kelopuro writes that he was confused during the following days and that it took a moment for him to believe he wasn’t dreaming.