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Sunday, June 03, 2012
Faldo’s Hand of the Night
This is how Faldo’s road to that short stack started:
Blinds 1000 – 2000
Faldo (80,000 chips), Villain (100,000 chips)
Faldo with (Qd Jd) in cut-off -1.
Table folds to Faldo who makes it 6000 to go. The Villain as the dealer calls and the blinds fold. 15,000 in pot
The flop is [Qh Js 9c].
Faldo bet 10,000. The Villain insta-calls. Is he slow-playing the straight or trips?
The turn is a [Ks]. 35,000 in the pot.
Faldo bets 10,000 again and gets insta-called again. Is the Villain on the draw or did he get there and is now slow-playing? Does he have trips, and is afraid of my possible straight?
The river is a [9h].
Faldo bets 20,000 and gets insta-called again! And the Villain shows (Ah Kc) to take the pot with the higher two pair he turned and rivered.
Did Faldo misplay this hand? If so, how?
I think this hand can be played many ways. Faldo first thought he butchered it. But now Faldo is not so sure.
Ok NPP Stars: Let’s hear your take.