$11 Million Macau Pot Rumors are Just Rumors

The cash games in Macau have been something of a sensation in the online poker industry with many people believing that the stakes being played there are huge to the point of insanity. Of course, most of the stories coming from Macau are just rumors and there’s hardly any way of verifying them. As such, a lot of people are trying to buy their 15 minutes of fame by publishing fake rumors about Macau Pots, just like in the case of the “crazy $11 Million pot” which Tom Dwan supposedly won. The rumor quickly became viral on Poker Forums, with many saying that such a pot was impossible and yet harboring this deep doubt on their own words.

It could be true, after all, especially since Dwan can hardly be seen on the Full Tilt nosebleed tables these days. But in a recent Tweet, it was revealed that the rumors were just that: rumors.

True or False

The whole thing might have all just been air but still, it was a great story while it lasted. A Finnish player posted on the internet that he was watching while a monster hand was played out in Macau. According to him, Dwan was playing against two other players. He had A-K offsuit while the other players had Pocket Jacks and Pocket Tens. The pot had already escalated to a massive HK $89 pre-flop. Convert that to US dollars and you get an insane $11.4 million – that’s way larger than the largest pot ever recorded in the history of poker, which is between Isildur1 and Patrik Antonius at the amount of $1.3 million. When the flop was revealed, Dwan was rewarded with an Ace and went on to take the monster pot. Two Plus Two posters practically feasted on this little tidbit of info from the Macau Games.

But then it was revealed to be all bluster when Tom Dwan himself discounted the rumors by posting on his Twitter that they play 10k-20k on Hong Kong. In his own words: “There’s straddles sometimes and crazy action… But 89m with ako- rly? No to clarify, that hand was obviously fake lol”.

Back to Full Tilt

Then again, for those who were disappointed by this revelation, we’ve got a less flashy version of the same story right here, the online nosebleed version. Apparently, Dwan decided to go back to his old hunting grounds last night and played against Andreas “skjervoy” Torbergsen. Dwan ended up winning $363,000 – a pretty nice comeback after his rather long absence from the high stakes tables.

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