Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is your life

You hear that Party Poker is running a contest to win a seat in its annual televised 48-hour marathon "Big Game." You play your heart out night and day for two solid weeks to earn the most points in the cash games, and get the long-awaited notification that you've made it. You fly from Sweden to England. The big day arrives. You wait in the green room for your turn. The previous qualifier gets knocked out early, and it's finally time. Kara Scott announces your name for the studio and television audience, and you walk out, theme music blaring. You sit down at the table where chips await you--the $13,000 cash stake that you won. You are allotted four hours to play, keeping whatever you win above that buy-in.

It's your moment in the sun, and you're ready to shine. You've been waiting for this ever since you learned to play poker.

And then this happens:

(Let the whole episode load, then skip ahead to the 48:15 mark.)


SirFWALGMan said...

Are you saying Devilfish played this hand wrong? Just curious because a gutter, 3 Aces on the overs, and a flush draw is a pretty strong hand.

Rakewell said...

How do you read me as saying that Devilfish played the hand wrong? I'm baffled how you see any such inference anywhere.

matt tag said...

everyone played fine, just a wicked cooler. Poor sap. Poker is an evil, evil game.

Anonymous said...

looooooooooooooool gg sir

so sick can't run it more than once their

don't mind the A2soooted call/call as so deep but still --- el oh el

SirFWALGMan said...

I was not sure if that was the implication or not... it sort of seemed like hey you get this huge shot and then get donked out of it in a stupid hand like that. Thanks for clarifying.