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

 

Phil’s Hand At The 2000 WSOP  

All right, so I finally remembered how to play poker card games great in the WSOP Big One sometime during the second day of the event.  The problem is that I remembered about one day too late, and finished 64th that year.  At least I gave myself a chance when I ran my $9,425 stack into about poker $48,000 or so the second day.  I love the World Series of Poker.  I wish we had one every month!

            About one hour after the dinner break, at around 10:00 p.m. the second day, the following hand came up.  I had been playing very tight and solid poker all day long. 

From one off of the button, I opened for $6,000 with Ac-Kc.  The blinds were $1,000-$2,000 and the antes were $300 apiece.  The player in the small blind then asked me how much gaming money I had left, and I showed him the roughly $30,000 that I had in front of me.  He then bet $6,000 bluff.

            I hated the flop.  It would have been pretty easy for the small blind to K-Q, Q-J suited, or something similar.  I looked at my opponent and sensed some weakness, so I very quickly decided at my opponent and sensed some weakness, so I very quickly decided to raise him $10,000 fairly quickly.  Damn! I had only about $14,000 more, and I knew he was going to call that, too.  We both checked the next two card games, and he won the pot with his 7-7.

            How badly did I play this hand?  Well, if I really thought he was weak, then I should have raised all of my chips on the flop and not just the relatively weak $10,000 amount that I raised.  It was too easy for him to call $10,000.  He might have called $24,000 more, but at least I would have given myself a better chance to win the pot limit omaha.  Of course, if I didn’t sense weakness, then I could have folded my hand and continued to hang around with my last $30,000.  I don’t like the fact that I acted so quickly on this hand, either.  I should have given my reading powers a better chance and studied for a minute or so longer.  Maybe I could have figured out that he had about 7-7 and then figured out what he would do with it if I raised first wpt 2003.  (One of the things I do well is figure out these kinds of scenarios in my mind by reading my opponent well.)

            This WSOP was a bit different for me.  In two full days of playing, I never had over $50,000 in chips.  What are the odds of a player playing this four-day-long event as long as I did and never having over $50,000?  To my way of thinking, I would say over 20 to 1 high limit action.

 

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

A GOLF STORY

ULTIMATEBET HAND

CHAMPION OF THE YEAR AWARD

TOP MOMENTS IN POKER

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