Sunday, March 27, 2011

Poker gems, #412

Johnny Chan, on "High Stakes Poker," commenting on Phil Ruffin's rather astonishing call of David Peat's $100,000 river bluff, holding just second pair with a bad kicker. It's pretty hard to bluff a billionaire.

1 comment:

Rosy Fingered Dawn said...

When I watched this episode for the first time, I had a sense of dejavu when I saw this hand. It was immediately clear to me on the turn that the billionaire was not folding, no matter what Peat bet on the river. He was in call down mode. It's like a tell, and I have seen it many times in lower stake games. It's like the player calling has put blinders on, because he/she won't be pushed around again, and the money doesn't matter. I've saved myself alot of money by giving up on my bluffs/missed draws on the river by recognizing this tell(really, a kind of tilt) from my opponents. Wondering if you had any similar experiences?