WSOP Interesting Table
I am an emotional guy. I played online for a while to learn to control those emotions because when you play online you see so many bad beats in a row if you lose control you go broke.
- Joe Hachem
Ok. I know I have butchered this quote but what a fucking cool thing for the guy to say. "When you play online you see so many bad beats". So true. I am glad it is not just me. I would love to sit down at a poker table and have him elaborate on why he thinks this is. Very interesting to hear though.
It was funny, I.E. Hollywooded, how they played that clip just before Joe's KK got crushed by JTo. Flop comes JJx. I forget who Joe was playing.. some aggro Asian guy.. After a raise and call before him Joe re-raises a HUGE amount of chips and the guy with JT thinks.. "Hey, this is a great place to push him off a hand".. Hello? You really think the guy who had been playing the final table the tightest is going to raise that much with crap? It looked to me like a horrible time to try and steal a pot when Joe had practically flipped his cards over and announced he had a huge hand. The announcers were pretty funny though with the following quote "Why do bad players always seem to get rewarded". I actually felt sorry for Joe there.
I also saw a WICKED small stack play. I can not for my life remember who played the hand this way.. but some Italian goombah looking guy. He had a small stack and had 99. He raised the standard 3-4xBB.. and saw the flop. How amazing is that you push monkeys? I would have fucking pushed there myself. So the flop comes T86. He then pushes. He has enough behind him to make a pot bet here. The other guy folds. Brilliant play. The show then goes rabbit hunting and an ACE would have hit on the turn. It goes to show that being a push monkey is not always a good thing even as a small stack. I watched Phil Helmouth go out on the next hand with the exact same 99, he decided to push pre-flop, and the Ace hit him on the river. Gives you something to think about next time you find yourself with around 10BB and a decent pocket pair.
Who says watching Poker on TV is useless..