Brian Townsend wins $140,000 at Full Tilt Poker

Brian Townsend wins $140,000 at Full Tilt Poker

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

You know you've been reading about the nosebleed cash games at Full Tilt too often when you recognise that $140,000 isn't a vast sum of money. Brian Townsend won't be complaining, though - if anything he'll be happy to have had a rare winning day this year.

The winnings came at $300/$600 PLO and if you want to know just how swingy and variance-fuelled these nosebleed games are just consider this: Townsend won the day's largest pot at $103,000. Had he lost that his winnings would be less than $80,000 on the day.

Playing $100/$200 PLO with ChristinHoch, the two had built a $27,000 pot by the turn of a Kc-5s-3d-9c board with the money going in on fourth street. Hoch flipped up As-Ah-Js-3c for an overpair with slim outs to trip threes. Townsend had a typical Omaha draw with Ac-Th-5c-4d for third pair; the nut flush draw and a gutshot straight draw.

It was the latter he hit on a 2h river, making an ace-to-five straight to ship a pot of over 500BBs. Watch this action live at Full Tilt Poker.

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