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

 

Men Nguyen’s “Drawing Dead”

This story takes us back to the 2000 World Series of Poker (WSOP), I was playing in the $ 1,500 buy-in seven card stud Low (Razz), and was lucky enough to reach the final table, where strategy is all about amassing chips. We were seven-handed, playing $1,000-$2,000 limit, when an intriguing situation came up.  Here’s how it played out, and how I trapped my opponent into drawing dead.

            I was in seat 1 and was dealt (3-4) 7, the seven being the door card.  Seat 5 brought it in with the high low poker card on the board, and World Champion Tom McEvoy called with a door-card eight.  I raised it to $1,000 to go with my seven and ended up heads-up with the player in seat 7.  On the turn, I caught a five for (3-4) 7-5, and Tom caught a ten, for a board of 8-10.  He checked, I bet $1,000, and he then called.  On fifth street came an interesting decision: I caught an ace for (3-4) 7-5-A ( I had made a seven low!), and he caught a jack for 8-10-J.

            These were my thoughts: from this point on he had no chance to bad beat me.  Even if he were to catch perfect, the best he could make was an eight low, and I already had a seven low! The bets were $2,000 now, and the prospect of him folding was not what I had a chance to make him think that I had paired up, and maybe he would buy a great low card games for his hand and give me another $2,000.  So I decided to play sly like a fox and trap him! I checked and he checked.  As good as my plan was, unless I caught ugly and he caught pretty, my options on sixth street would be the same as on fifth.

            Sixth street came, and I bought a king and he bought a deuce.  His board now read 8-10-J-2, and mine was (3-4) 7-5-A-K.  If I did have a pair, then the best I could have at that point in the hand was a king low.  It was therefore possible, from my opponent’s vantage point, that he had me beat.  He checked, and then I checked.   I thought poker about betting here on sixth street, but betting would have looked too suspicious after I had received a king.  by checking, I was assuring myself of a call on seventh street, whether he improved his hand or not.

            After seventh street was delivered, Tom checked, and I bet $2,000 without looking at my last card, and he beat me into the pot to call my $2,000 bet! Then I showed the seven low and he said, “ Nice hand, sir.” [Phil Hellmuth note: “Nice hand, sir” is men’s favorite phrase!] Remember, at any level, and especially at the WSOP, it’s not so important to make a hand as it is to maximize your opportunities to lure every chip you can from your opponent limit stud.  This hand I played ‘perfecto.”

Phil’s two cents bluff: Men really earned that extra $2,000 bet! Sometimes, trapping your opponent is a great strategy, especially in Razz.

 

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

THE NEXT POKER WAVE