While 2022 will soon be in the rear-view mirror, the year will long be remembered for some huge cash game pots, both live and online.
Let's take a look at the three biggest cash game pots of 2022. Let's also give a hearty hats off to the winners (and the losers) for some exciting high stakes poker action.
Tony G Smashes Online RecordWhile we are focusing on the top live and online cash game pots, we may have to put an asterisk next to the massive $7.7 million Omaha pot won by Tony G. The outspoken Lithuanian scored big on CoinPoker, a site that uses Tether as its main in-game currency.
Tether is promoted as a stablecoin "pegged to real-world currencies on a 1-to-1 basis." If it's as stable as claimed and backed 100% by reserves, why then in 2021 did the New York attorney general prohibit Tether from doing business in the Empire State?
Arguments can be made about whether Tony G's huge $7.7 million "cash game" pot should even be included in the conversation. But for the sake of an argument, here's a video of Guoga's flopped ace-high straight holding up against the top two pair and nut flush draw of "HannibalGetya" for $7,750,000 in Tether.
Alan Keating Scores Biggest Cash Game Pot in US Poker TV HistoryThe livestream high stakes poker action at Hustler Casino Live has been amazing this year. The Robbi Jade Lew and Garrett Adelstein hand featuring J4 offsuit will likely be talked about for years to come.
But that $269,000 pot looks miniscule compared to the $1,158,000 pot that Alan Keating won versus "Handz" at HCL. Handz attempted a bluff, but Keating wasn't backing down with his king-high flush.
The pot set the record for the largest ever in USA broadcast history. Take a look below:
Yoh Viral in $900K Pot on Live at the BikeJust one day prior to Alan Keating winning the record-breaking $1.2 million pot, Yoh Viral and a player named Vivian played the largest pot in USA livestream history at $907,800. The action went down at Live at the Bike.
Vivian flopped trips, while Viral flopped a straight. Watch the following video to see how the hand played out. The record sure didn't last long.