Fresh off my fifth place finish in the Borgata 2014 Spring Poker Open and I have been provided with a perfect story to share. I understand that not everyone understands the rules fully and that some do not play a lot of tournament poker, but the events that unfolded at my table on the money bubble of this event are truly unbelievable. The set-up: Event 2 of the open was a $350 +$50 buy in with a $100 bounty on each player. 28 players remained and 27 players would cash in this event. With blinds at 3,000/6,000 and a 400 (I think) ante, I am big blind with about 197,000. The under the gun player moved all in for 13,500. He was called by UTG +1, a middle position player with a big stack, and me, holding KQo. Players from the other tables gather around to watch the all in bubble confrontation. The story: After I called, UTG +1 says to me “Do you want to check it down?” I say “Sir, you cannot say that.” Others start chiming...
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Hand number 1 (folding because you know your players) – I do not remember if we were playing Omaha8 or Omaha Hi only, but I do know the blinds were $1-2 and the game was NL. I also know I had JJ in my four card hand. I know this because I remember the flop came down Ac Kc Jc. After the flop, one of the tighter players in early position led out into the field. A smart player in middle position made the call. After giving it some thought I folded, and I folded for a very specific reason. I knew that even if I improved my hand, I would not be improving my hand. I knew the bettor had flopped a flush. I did not know if it was the nut flush, but I knew it was a big one. Because I knew the bettor had flopped a big flush, I knew the caller did not have a big flush as well. He is too smart to call with a weaker flush against the bettor. Now I...
At a recent Friday night home game, I was playing 1-2 flop games where the maximum buy in was $100. The dealer could choose between Hold ‘em, Omaha, Omaha 8 or Pineapple. I was already steaming from a prior hand when the following hand came up. My villain’s comment after the hand really set me off, but as I thought about it, I realized what a great topic his comment gave me. The game called was Omaha 8 (Omaha hi/lo). I was on the button for the hand. A few players limped in, and I looked at A 2 3 K, Ace suited…one of the strongest Omaha 8 hands to be dealt. It’s so strong because I have connecting high cards, three connecting low cards and a suited Ace so I can make a number of nut high hands as well as nut low hands. The BB and a few of the limpers called. The flop was gin for me as I it came down A 5 8 rainbow. I flopped nut low together with the top pair, top...