Tom Dwan triumphs in the biggest-ever televised poker hand.

By winning the largest hand ever broadcasted, at $3.1 million, Tom Dwan cemented his status as a poker legend. Although the WSOP is now taking place in the Horseshoe and Paris in Las Vegas, Hustler Casino is the center of attention this week. During Hustler Live's Million Dollar Game, Tom Dwan won a $3.1 million pot in the largest hand ever broadcast.

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Dwan's $3,1 million poker hand

Tom Dwan defeated Wesley Fei in the hand that broke the record. Before the flop, the pot increased to $6,500 when Dwan straddled into the hand with $2,000 in his stack. After LSG Hank's raise to $7,000, Fei increased to $30,000.

Dwan raised the ante to $100,000 when Doug Polk folded, forcing LSG Hank to follow suit. Fei then raised to $275,000 while holding Ace-King, and Dwan made the call.

There was already more than $500,000 in the pot after the flop.

The flop came down 3d 8s 8d, which did not help Fei's hand at all. Spectators were unable to see Dwain's hand at that point. Fei raised the pot to $812,000 after he checked and bet $125,000.

5h appeared at the turn. Fei wagers $350,000 after another check by Dwan. When Dwan called, the river produced a 6c. Despite not improving his Ace-high starting hand, Dwan checked, and Fei moved all-in with his remaining $786,000.

Four minutes had passed before Dwan called. Dwan explained his choice aloud as Fei lay his head on the table to avoid giving anything away.

He correctly positioned his cards on the RFID scanner at this point, allowing spectators to see the Queen of Spades and Queen of Clubs in his hand for the first time. It makes it natural that he would tank the choice for such a long time considering that, even though it is the winning hand in this situation, there are several hands that could beat it.

Ultimately, he made the decision to call, taking home the $3.1 million in the pot.

How Come Fei Bluffed?

Viewers were perplexed as to why Fei would continue betting with only Ace-King, especially with such large amounts, even without seeing Dwan's hand. He provided his justifications:

“He didn’t snap call, so I think I did the right thing. I can’t just bet, bet and give up on the river. That’s not what I do. I have to do three bets, give him the max pressure.”

It makes logical sense. While Fei was showing such a great hand, Dwan could have folded at any time. Instead, he decided that making a nearly $800,000 call was the wisest move.

Dwan's status as a poker legend has been cemented by this hand. He had taken a sizable break, but he triumphantly returned to the scene.