Garrett Adelstein Involved in Another Massive Pot

A week after losing a massive pot after being slow rolled by an opponent, cash game pro Garrett Adelstein exacted revenge on the same man.

Garrett Adelstein is the name on everyone’s lips right now because of the huge pots he is continually involved in. Adelstein is a well-liked live cash game poker pro who battles it out in the high stakes world. The man from Tucson, Arizona, is a regular feature on the Hustler Casino Live stream.

Adelstein was involved in a huge hand last week that went viral on social media. However, it was the size of the pot in question but rather the manner that it played out. The hand occurred at a No-Limit Hold’em cash game with blinds of $100/$200 plus straddles of $400 and $800. A player called “J.R” limped in the cutoff with Kh-Jc, and Dylan Gang called on the button with 4s-4c. Nick Lucas called in the small blind with 8d-7s, only for Adelstein to raise to $7,000 with Kc-Ts.

The third blind called with 9c-7c, and the fourth blind, a player known as Tiger, called with Ac-Jd. Both Lucas and Gang tossed in calling chips, which meant it was five-ways to the 3h-3c-Qh flop. Everyone checked, and the dealer placed the 4d on the turn. Again, everyone checked around. A Kd reared its head on the river, leading to Adelstein firing a $20,000 bet into the $36,000 pot. The action folded to Gang, and he raised to $75,000 with his full house, folding out all but Adelstein.

Adelstein tanked for a while before calling. “Good call,” Gang said, leading his opponent to believe he won a large pot. “Just kidding,” said Gang as he turned over his full house.

Adelstein Gets Revenge for Slowroll

Slow rolling an opponent like that is seriously poor etiquette. Players needle each other all the time as they attempt to gain an edge. However, a slow roll of this magnitude is in poor taste.

Adelstein gained revenge for the slow roll a week later. He bought into the $100/$200/$400 game with $100,000 but Gang bought in for $101,000. The needling continued!

A big pot brewed when Adelstein opened to $1,200 with Tc-9c on the button. Gang three-bet to $6,500 with Ah-4h from the big blind, a bet that our eventual hero called. Gang made a $4,500 continuation bet on the 6h-2d-9d flop but could not shake off his opponent. Instead, Adelstein raised to $20,000; Gang called.

The Th improved Adelstein to two pair but also gave Gang a heart flush draw. Gang checked before check-raising all-in for $167,900 when facing a $35,000 bet. It was a strong semi-bluff from Gang but one that Adelstein ultimately called. The 2s river was meaningless, and a $389,500 pot of almost 1,000 big blinds went to Adelstein.

“G-Man” Analyzes The Monster Hand

Adelstein, known as “G-Man,” finished the session $223,100 to the good thank, in part, to that monster hand. He took some time after the session to analyze the huge pot he won.

G-Man stated his raise with Tc-9c is justified because it is a very strong hand on the button. Having positional advantage is a great reason to raise weaker hands. In addition, he said the three-bet with Ah-4h is a reasonable play, too. Adelstein said he raised to $20,000 on the flop because of Gang’s small continuation bet of around one-third of the pot. He made the raise because he felt he had the best hand. However, he admitted the raise is rather unorthodox in this situation.

Gang’s decision to jam all-in ultimately forced Adelstein’s call. He stated his two pair was too strong to ever consider folding. Indeed, Gang is unlikely to turn up with aces in this spot, and it is unlikely he has a set based on how the hand played.

Adelstein wished his slow-rolling opponent well and hopes to battle with him in the future. Karma was definitely a factor in this latest massive pot.

Brad Johnson

You name the game, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Brad has either played it or placed a wager on it! Brad calls himself a natural gambler, and someone who gains as much enjoyment from writing about the crazy game of poker as he does playing it.


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