Episode 4 of High Stakes Poker Season 9 aired on Monday, March 14, 2022 to the delight of online poker fans. Here we summarize what you shouldn’t miss.
The Baptism of Fire Episode
Several players around the table were participating in their very first High Stakes Poker show. Among the newbies, the one that catches the eye the most is of course Garrett Adelstein. His entry was highly anticipated since Poker Go announced the season’s lineup. But, the American did not live up to the expectations placed on him. He acknowledged this and said that he will be back next time. Let’s wait and see. Adelstein was not the only newcomer around the table on Monday. Jennifer Tilly, the movie actress and professional poker player was also there. Xuan Li and Krish Menon were the other two. Seeing new faces and new ways of playing can only be exciting for fans of the show. Brunson, Antonius Dwan, and Kim Hultman rounded out the table.
Test Shot, Master Shot, Missed Shot for Adelstein
The game began with Adelstein placing a $1,200 bet holding the Jack of Clubs and the 8 of hearts. Note that he entered with $200,000. Liu, who entered with $100,000 holding the king of spades and the jack of spades, three-bets him on the pot. Patrick Antonius raises to $1,100 with his ace of spades and six of hearts. But Menon is not intimidated and bets $3,600, confident with his double of clubs: the king and queen. Adelstein got lucky in the big blind by drawing a king of spades and a king of diamonds and decided to raise to $14,000. Antonius folded right away as the bet became too big for him. Menon then made a bet of $28,200. The game is now between him and Adelstein, two players who know each other well from previous encounters at Hustler Casino Live. The flop revealed the 8 of spades, the jack of diamonds and the 6 of clubs. Menon, refusing to believe that his opponent had the top pair, made a bet of $50,000 after Adelstein decided to check. Menon then goes all-in with his $57,000. Adelstein couldn’t call and the winnings went to the indian.
What Else Happened
The final hand of the episode began with Xuan Li raising a $2,500 pot with the ace of diamonds and queen of hearts. Jennifer Tilly called with the King of Hearts and Jack of Hearts. The flop came with the 6 of spades, the ace of hearts and the queen of spades, Liu raised his bet to $3,500. Tilly called. The ensuing draw shows a 6 of diamonds. Liu bets again with $10,000 this time. Tilly bluffs his way through and raises his bet to $30,000. The 10 of clubs appear on the river, so Tilly gets a straight, which shocks Liu who called anyway. Tilly bets $50,000 and Liu refuses to fold.