He had Ad
...says me right as I lose 2/3rds of my stack bluffing into the nut flush
He had Ad
...says me right as I lose 2/3rds of my stack bluffing into the nut flush
Last edited by lurch; 06-09-2016 at 08:43 PM.
I thought he just played preflop $#@!ty. But playing it $#@!ty kept him from losing more chips.
Turbo was a disaster... on to Aria $2/5
Guy to my right is on his second rebuy and he's quite literally opening every single pot to $25. His range is 72o to aces. Good times
BB is in a kind of shoddy spot, facing a button raise and 3 bet. He's gotta 4 bet there. That overcall should set off alarm bells.
I'd stab at the flop, check the turn to induce if either one of those guys is Aggro at all.
Is 2.5x the standard 3 bet these days?
There are times to flat AA. But I don't really like it in a btn open/sb 3bet situation if he's in BB. If he was button and flatted the 3bet it keeps all your bluffs in etc.
I think he's saying as a bluff with dat nut blocker tho.
Nut blocker is a half decent play in PLO or so I heard
Yea then you get called by top two and you're like
Exactly. If we are turning AA into a bluff there we are trying to get three kings to fold. I don't recommend trying to make people fold when you think they have three of one kind unless 4 to str8 or flush on board
Guy tanks on big river bet, then slams cards into the pot "in disgust". Cards bounce and flip over showing he didn't have $#@!
Poker pro Brandon Cantu:
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Final number of 39 Entries in today's @ARIAPoker $25K High Roller
6 spots paid, 1st place of $393,120
In the money. Final table pays $1200+
Baaaah. Busted 19th. With 50k saw an obvious blind stealer and shoved AQs over his 7k bet @ 500/1500/3000. I was right about him but wrong about guy next to me with AK. Damn.
Hellmuth Twitter cracks me up for some reason:
Note to self: @WSOP pays 15% of the field, NOT 20%! I have zero cashes, but 3 times I've finished near the bubble. #DeepButNoSatisfaction
I hate poker and life and myself
Sounds standard for summertime in Vegas
Bagged 10 bigs in this wsop 1k bird. 4th straight year with a WSOP bracelet event cash. Now time to make it a big one.
Ran it up for a while but bust in 145th for more Mincash McPeanuts action
If he wins another bracket he wins something like $2mm from a $10k bet he made. Oh and he finished runner up in one event this week.
Be sure to check out Fedor Holz. @CrownUpGuy
He's dominating too
Cool thread. Any of you play in any games in Houston? Also I am headed to Vegas on June 25th to play a little poker.
Playing in 1b of the monster stack. Sitting at 23k at first break, started with 15k
Use Lyft code LV520 for 5 rides of $10 credit each ride for Vegas only. Think it expires in Sept
Got smashed down to 10k then just doubled up to 27k now
Limped into day 2, esfandiari is at my table
Started with 23k up to 65ish now at first break. Have a great table image right now, unlike yesterday.
Dinner break day 2. Little over 100k.
still around is a good thing... whats the avg chip stack?
Love this game
“I came here for a conference and planned to play just one event. I might play the Main Event, too,” Towner said. “But after this, for me, it’s head back to work.”
Back at it this weekend. Beau Rivage has been hitting me up for months with offers so we decided to try them out. Get out there tomorrow afternoon and fly back Monday night. Airfare, shuttle, room for $400 total seemed like a damn good deal for Fourth of July weekend!
$5k guarantee tourney on Friday and $20k guarantee tourney on Saturday should make for some good poker
Mitchell Towner has just won a million-dollar, monster-sized victory at 2016 World Series of Poker.
Four days ago, the University of Arizona college professor and self-admitted novice poker player would have seemed like the least likely candidate to wind up as the only player left sitting at a poker table where nearly 7,000 others hoped to be victorious, and the ultimate beneficiary of one of the largest cash prizes of the summer series. He was one of the players many pros and veterans mentally target as “not standing a chance.”
Well, strange things happen sometimes in poker and even stranger things take place when the cards are dealt at the World Series of Poker. Dreams do come true. Even miracles happen.
Incredibly, this was the first time Towner had ever cashed in a poker tournament of any kind. To say this was a stunning debut woul be an understatement.
“I’ve only played in like two events that were buy-ins of more than $100,” Towner confided afterward to a group of reporters who were stunned by the admission that someone with so little experience could outmaneuver such a huge field size. “I want to give a shout out to some of the podcast guys, and the television coverage I saw on EPT events and others where they talk about hands. I’m like a casual fan who invests maybe an hour a week in this....I really don’t play poker.”
The 29-year-old graduate of the University of Texas at Austin who earned his PhD in finance, appropriately enough, just a year earlier, won the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em “Monster Stack” tournament. The competition was played over four days and three nights and just concluded on the ESPN main stage at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Towner collected a whopping $1,120,196 in prize money, making this the biggest win of his career. It was his first time to cash at the WSOP, where he’d entered only one previous tournament.
Towner claimed his victory by coming out on top at a final table which included a highly-determined lineup with but one common goal – winning what would be a first gold bracelet. Only David “the Dragon” Pham has previously won a WSOP title. However, just by making it as far as the last table on Day Four provided each of the top nine finishers with a guaranteed six-figure payout. In a sense, they were all winners already, freerolling for what could be a life-changing score.
“I played it pretty straightforward; I didn’t want to get into any marginal spots,” Towner said. “Each time I would sit down, I would have some young wizard on my left. I was like, play tight and then wait for a spot. It seemed like some people would blast off occasionally, and of course I got hit with the deck at the right time and it all worked out.”
When the final two players had been established following several hours of play on the final day, Towner enjoyed about a 6 to 5 chip lead over a tough player named Dorian Rios in a heads-up match that could have gone either way. With both players so deep and so many chips in play, a long marathon match was expected.
It didn’t happen that way. Head’s up play lasted only a few minutes, with Towner applying constant pressure.
The ultimate moment of triumph came when Towner scooped the final pot of the tournament, holding A-7 against Rios’ 3-3. After a 7 fell on board, Towner was declared the winner and Rios finished as the runner up. Yet even the second-place finisher collected quite a consolation prize, amounting to $692,029.
“I came here for a conference and planned to play just one event. I might play the Main Event, too,” Towner said. “But after this, for me, it’s head back to work. I’m kinda’ young for a college professor, at age 29. I even have some graduate students who are a bit older than me. Maybe when I get back (to the University of Arizona), they might look at me a little different now.”
Monster Stack tournaments were first introduced at the WSOP three years ago. The unique deep-stack format gave players far more chips than normal, which then resulted in a longer tournament with far more hands played.
This tourney attracted 6,927 entrants which created a prize pool totaling $9,351,450. The top 1,040 finishers collected prize money.
So is The Dude the guy from the article? If so, all I can say is WOW.
Really cool poker room
Beau Rivage, Biloxi MS
He's knees deep in hookers and blow if so
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