Dwyte Pilgrim made a dramatic entrance into the elite poker ranks in 2010 by winning the WPT Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious tournaments. Since then, Pilgrim has established his reputation as a force to be reckoned with, with 8 titles and 56 cashes in major events along the tournament circuit. Known for his aggressive play and outgoing personality, Flop Turn River had the recent pleasure of interviewing Dwyte at this year’s WPT Legends of Poker, about one of the biggest hands of his career.
It was September 23rd, 2010 at the hk prize Casino in Atlantic City. Packed house, one of the biggest tournaments of the year, and one of the biggest fields for a WPT event ever. The 2010 WPT Borgata, was down to three players. First place paid $733K, while third paid $266k, a difference of almost half a million dollars!
Blinds 150k-300k, 50k ante.
Seat 1: Kia Mohajeri- 10,775,000
Seat 3: Ofir Mor- 6,850,000
Seat 5: Dwyte Pilgrim- 13,850,000
Pilgrim is dealt (2h 2d) and bets $750,000 preflop from the small blind. Kia raises to $2.25 Million. Pilgrim shoves all in for 13.85 Million as a bluff, and sits quietly, motionless, behind his dark sunglasses. The packed casino room goes silent.
Jared: Dwight what were your thoughts at this point when you shoved all-in?
Dwyte Pilgrim: I felt like Kia had to be extremely strong to make this call. He had to have a top five hand, AA, KK, QQ, AK and JJ. A huge portion of his range would fold here, including hands like AQ, AJ, and A10 type hands.
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