The best hands of 2015 – an epic slowroll, an epic fold and an epic exit from the Main Event

Check out our biggest and best hands of 2015, including a WTF? moment on the final table of the Irish Open

1) Biggest fold – 2015 EPT Deauville

You’re heads-up at the biggest final table of your life and you’ve got Q♣-8 on a 7♣-9♠-2♠-6♣-5 board. Your opponent has just bet 1.2m and the action’s back on you. How long would it take you to call? Dany Parlafes tanked. And tanked. And then folded. His opponent had T-8. Parlafes ended up as runner-up anyway but he’ll always have this on his showreel.

2) Epic slowroll – 2015 Irish Open

No one likes a slowroll, but it’s a brave man who does it to poker legend Donnacha O’Dea at the final table of the Irish Open. That’s what German Andreas Gann decided to do though after flopping the nut flush and being put all-in by O’Dea. He huffed and puffed, and eventually called, much to the rest of the table’s disgust. The river suckout was ultimate poker justice.

3) Negreanu’s exit – 2015 WSOP Main Event

Daniel Negreanu would have made the 2015 Main Event final table immeasurably better. For starters he would have called the clock on Zvi Stern every single hand. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, and he was eliminated in 11th by Joe McKeehen in this hand. You can feel the excitement of the crowd being sucked away as the Q drops on the river.

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