1.Against All Odds

Introduction

Los Angeles poker classics

ESP

Bad Beat Poker

Pot-Limit Omaha

Spooky Hand

World Poker Challenge

Pot-Limit Hold'em Tournaments

Foxwood's Poker

Five-Star World Poker

World Series of Poker-2000

World Series Poker Championship

2.World Series of Poker Hands

Youngest World Champion

World Series Poker-1999

World Series Poker-1998

World Series Poker-2002

WSOP-2002

WSOP-1995

WSOP-1994

WSOP-1998

U.S.. Poker Championship-1999

WSOP-2000

WSOP's Winner-2000

WSOP-2003

WSOP's Record-2003

"Big One" in WSOP-2003

3.World Poker Tour

WPT-2002

World Poker Tour-2002

WPT's winner-2003

WPT-2004

WPT-2003

World Poker Tournament-2003

WPT's Event-2003

Foxwood's World Poker

Amir's Big Call

4.European Poker Tour

The Poker em

Poker In Amsterdam-1998

The Poker em-2000

Late Night Poker 3-2000

WHUPC-2003

5.Reading other Player's mail

WSOP-1992

Tournaments of Champion-1999

A Tale Of Four Bluffs

WSOP-2001

Commerce Casino-2002

No-Limit Hold'em Event-2002

 

Survive And Thrive

If you want to win WSOP poker events, you need to know when to make big laydowns.  “Survive and thrive” is an excellent theory.  In fact, I tried to use this philosophy every day at the 2001 WSOP.  I simply hung around and hung around until finally I picked up a couple of strong hands and won a couple of pots.  Late on the second day of the main event at wsop the 2001 WSOP, the following hand came up coty award.

            With the antes at $50 per play poker card games and the blinds at $200-$400, Mike  Magee, and excellent player from Ireland, raised the pot limit hold'em to $1,200 to go in early position.  I had A-6 off suit in the small blind, and decided to reraise the pot $3,000.

  (By the way, I was definitely on tilt at this point in the tournament! I had just moved from $56,000 down to $36,000 in the prior 20 minutes.) Mike decided to call the $3,000 raise, and the flop came down As-10h-6h.  What a flop for me! I bet out only $3,500 to see what Mike would do.  Much to my surprise, he raised me my last $28,000! What the heck was going no limit hold'em poker game?

            Wow! I went into “the tank” (I thought poker for a long time).  After a minute or so, I started to believe that Mike had the Ah-Qh, which would give him a pair of aces with a flush draw.  If he did have Ah-Qh or Ah-Kh, then I would still be about poker a 3-to-2 favorite.  But what if he had 10-10 in the hole, which would give him trip tens, or A-10 in the hole, for aces and tens?  If he had trip tens, or aces and tens (A-10 in the hole), then I would be drawing to just the game of cards in the deck to win, and I’d be roughly a 10-to-1 underdog.  Can I imagine being a 10-to-1 underdog for all of my remaining chips at the World Championship of Poker?  Yuck, now that’s ugly!

            After a while, I decided that Mike had me beat.  I showed my hand to the table and folded it, provoking a lot of gasps from the players around the table.  I am very proud of this laydown.  I then said to Mike, “Nice hand.”

Mike then told me, “Phil, I didn’t know you had two giant-size ones.  Because you’ve handled yourself so well, I’m going to tell you what I had first wpt 2003.  I had the ace-ten of clubs.”  Mike was so genuine that I believed him!  I had made a great laydown, and I would have almost certainly gone broke had I called Mike Magee here.  Instead, a great laydown had kept me alive in the WSOP.  What a great feeling! Mike then proceeded to tell me, “Phil, believe it or not, I actually had you on A-6 in this hand, and that’s why I moved all-in.  I knew that you had to call me.”

After I folded this hand, I went on to run my chips up to about $60,000 or so by the end of day two limit stud.  By the end of day four.  I had over a million dollars in chips, and had taken the lead at the WSOP.  Eventually I settled for a bitterly disappointing fifth place, but drew $300,000 in prize money.  All because I had made a great laydown against Mike Magee  “Survive and thrive !”

 

6.From The Other Side Of Table

WSOP-1974

Commerce Casino-1999

WSOP-1999

WPT-2003

Bellagio Poker

Ladies World Championship

High Limit Action in Houston

Commerce Casino's California-1999

Party Poker Million-2002

WSOP's Winner-2002

WSOP seven card stud-2000

Foxwood's Casino

Pot-Limit Hold'em Event

World Heads-Up Poker Tour

United States Poker Championship

7.Poker Hollywood Style

Chinese Poker

Bicycle Club Casino

Rounder's

Celebrity Poker

Hustler Casino

8.Cheesehead Poker

Poker in Madison

Bluffing

Sportsmen Club

Pot-Limit Hold'em At Nora's Bar

Big Game in Wisconsin

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