Cash Game Pot Record Broken Again, Imsirovic Banks $974,631

Ali Imsirovic is the proud winner of the biggest online NLHE cash game of all-time

Ali Imsirovic is better-known for his silky tournament poker skills, but he’s gone down in history for cash games. Imsirovic won the largest-ever No-Limit Hold’em cash game pot on August 20. The record he broke stood for less than a week and makes a $1 million pot extremely likely.

Some of the world’s best players are currently frequenting GGPoker because the 2020 WSOP Online is taking place. These players usually jump into impromptu Super High Roller tournaments, but are battling cash games instead.

Wiktor Malinowski won a $842,438 pot last week. Malinowski’s massive pot broke a 12-year record and nobody thought it would be beaten any time soon. How wrong they were.

The new record hand took place at the $500/$1,000 six-max No-Limit Hold’em tables at GGPoker. Each player paid a $200 ante and a $2,000 straddle was in place.

Tan “tan4231” Xuan opened to $4,278 from the cutoff and both the button and small blind folded. Imsirovic three-bet to $21,000 and Xuan called to create a $45,700 pot.

The flop fell 5d-5h-9s, which seemed quite innocuous. Imsirovic continued with a $15,425 bet that Xuan raised to $53,700. Imsirovic called and watched on a the Js landed on the turn. Xuan bet $101,046 when Imsirovic checked to him and Imsirovic called. Imsirovic checked the arrival of the 8s on the river ad Xuan shoved for $309,719. A call from Imsirovic created a monster-sized $974,631 pot!

Xuan showed 9d-7d and Imsirovic flipped over As-Ks for the nut flush.

Imsirovic The Comedian

Poker players often take to Twitter to swap funds. They exchange funds on one site for another to avoid having to withdraw and redeposit. They say, for example, “Have Americas Cardroom, needs Bovada.”

Imsirovic sent a tweet soon after winning online poker’s biggest NL Hold’em pot. “Have GG” is all it said!

It seems like a $1 million No-Limit Hold’em cash game is on the horizon. The previous record stood for less than a week and this latest one may not last long either.

High stakes action takes place around the clock at GGPoker. Its Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) tables are busy again after the site changed its rake structure. Rake was uncapped previously but is now 5% maximum and one big blind in the VIP games.

Patrik Antonius is the original high stakes boss. Fans spotted Antonius grinding a $200/$400 PLO cash game. A $100/$200 game was in full swing and Chris Kruk was waiting for action at a $200/$400/$800 table.

The Largest Cash Game Pot Ever

Antonius won the largest cash game pot online poker has ever seen. It took place at Full Tilt Poker at the $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tables.

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom opened to $3,000 with 9s-8h-7d-6d. Antonius three-bet to $9,000 with Ah-Kh-Ks-3s. Blom responded with a four-bet to $27,000 before Antonius made it $81,000. Blom called and the flop fell 4s-5c-2h.

Antonius held a straight and bet $91,000 only for Blom to raise to $435,000. Antonius raised to $870,000 and Blom called off his last $163,000, creating a $1,356,947 pot. The 5h turn gave Antonius more equity in the hand because he now held the nut flush draw. The 9c river completed the hand and saw Antonius scoop the gargantuan pot.

There will be fireworks if Antonius and Imsirovic clash in high stakes cash games. The poker Goliaths play different games meaning that, unfortunately, is unlikely.

Both will likely tangle in the remaining 2020 WSOP Online events at GGPoker. The $5,000 buy-in Main Event is in full swing and looks set to be massive. GGPoker has guaranteed the prize pool at $25 million, which makes it the largest-ever single tournament in online poker history. Perhaps it will be Imsirovic who takes it down?

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.


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