Poker After Dark Season 12: Big Hands from “Not About Nick” Week 2


Action from PokerGO Studio continued this week with a new episode of “Poker After Dark”.

The latest episode was a continuation of last week’s broadcast. Part 2 of “Not About Nick [Schulman]” Week featured $50/$100 no-limit hold’em with a $100 big blind ante. The minimum buy-in was $10,000 and the maximum $50,000.

Tons of hands were crammed into the 45-minute episode, which you can watch in full at PokerGO. Here’s a look at some of the biggest and most interesting hands from this week’s episode.

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Williams vs. Ball – All In on the First Hand

Scott Ball vs. Jeremiah Williams
Scott Ball vs. Jeremiah Williams

In the first hand of the broadcast, Terry Fleischer raised to $600 with the {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and James Bord called from the cutoff with the {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Scott Ball came along from the button holding the {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and 21-year-old Jeremiah Williams of Loves Park, Illinois called out of the small blind with the {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}.

Matt Berkey was in the big and came along with the {k-Clubs}{9-Spades} and it was five-way action to the {5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Clubs} flop. Four players checked to Ball, who bet $1,500 with top two pair. Williams, who had flopped bottom set and was in the lead, just called and the other three players got out of the way to make it heads-up action to the {2-Diamonds} turn.

Williams checked again and just called when Ball bet $2,500. When the {k-Spades} completed the board on the river, Williams checked for the third time and Ball bet $7,500, a little more than half the pot.

Williams then woke up with an all-in check-raise to $23,525 and Ball asked for a count. It was $16,025 more to him and he thought long and hard before calling, which meant the $60,150 pot was pushed to Williams.

With that, Ball reached into his bag to reload some chips while Williams went from being down on the session to up $20,000.

Williams vs. Ball Round 2 – No Bonus for 2-7

Scott Ball vs. Jeremiah Williams
Scott Ball vs. Jeremiah Williams

Nick Schulman raised to $400 with the {q-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Ball three-bet to $1,600 from the button with the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. With the “2-7 Game” in effect, meaning anyone who won a hand holding {7-}{2-} would receive a bonus from each player (minus Fleischer, who opted not to participate), Williams four-bet to $5,500 from the small blind with the {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}.

Schulman folded but Ball opted to call to see the {6-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Williams tried to buy it with a bet of $3,000 but he couldn’t shake Ball, who called to see the {7-Clubs} turn. Williams paired his seven but opted to check, likely because he picked up showdown equity.

Ball checked behind and then action repeated itself on the {9-Clubs} river.

“Just have ace-king,” Williams said as he watched the $17,600 pot pushed to Ball.

At that point the stack sizes were flashed on screen:


Player Stack
Nick Schulman $73,725
Jeremiah Williams $83,100
Scott Ball $48,275
James Bord $28,300
Matt Berkey $25,600
Terry Fleischer $10,250

Schulman vs. Ball – Boat Over Boat

Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman

Schulman raised to $400 from the button with the {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Bord called from the small blind with the {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Ball called from the big with the {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and it was three-way action to the {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop.

Two checks saw Schulman continue for $500 with trip tens and only Ball, who had two pair, called to see the {9-Hearts} turn. Ball check-called a bet of $1,700 and then checked for the third time when the {8-Clubs} river gave him an inferior full house.

Schulman bet $4,500 with tens full of eights and Ball, who had eights full of tens, decided to check-raise to $12,000. Schulman snap-called and took down the $29,700 pot.

Fleischer vs. Williams – One Player Leaves the Game

Terry Fleischer
Terry Fleischer

Ball straddled to $300 and Williams raised to $600 first to act with the {a-Spades}{2-Spades}. Berkey called with the {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, Fleischer did the same with the {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts} on the button, and both blinds got out of the way. Ball called and it was four-way action to the flop, which came down {2-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}.

Ball checked, Williams bet $600 with trips, and Berkey called. Fleischer then raised to $1,500 with two pair, Ball folded, and Williams pushed back by popping it to $3,600. Berkey released but Fleischer called to see the {a-Diamonds} turn.

Williams checked his full house and Fleischer checked behind to bring about the {4-Clubs} turn. Williams bet enough to put Flesicher all in, and the latter called off for $8,550. Unfortunately for him, his hand was no good and he watched the $27,550 pot pushed to Williams.

“Alright guys, it’s been fun,” Fleischer offered before departing the game. His seat was taken up by Chris Johnson.

Berkey vs. Ball – Backdoor Hearts

Matt Berkey
Matt Berkey

In what would be the last hand of the episode, Berkey raised to $600 from the hijack with the {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Ball three-bet to $3,000 from the big blind with the {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}. Berkey called and flopped an open-ended straight draw on the {5-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop.

Ball continued for $2,500, Berkey called, and the dealer burned and turned the {10-Hearts}. Ball picked up a gutshot straight draw and bet $6,500 into Berkey, who got added equity with a backdoor heart draw.

Berkey called and the flush came in when the {q-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Ball moved all in and Berkey snap-called off for $14,800 to claim the $53,900 pot.

Remember, Poker After Dark will air every Monday but is only available to PokerGO subscribers. If you’re not currently subscribed, you can get a monthly subscription for $14.99, a three-month plan for $29.99, and an annual subscription for $99.99. You can also save $10 off an annual subscription by using promo code “PokerNews” at checkout.

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