James Hartigan: Poker skills on show at European
Poker Tour, London, in 2010 with season pro
and table entertainer Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu,
up against the comparatively unknown Angel
James: Dario is going to be in the big blind
here. Angle Shlomi raising under the gun with
William: Shlomi has a big one and he’s not
playing around, he almost makes it 5 times
the big blind.
James: Bonyadi with 6s will call, Negreanu
on the button has 10-9 of diamonds,
William: Negreanu’s loving life right now
on the button with this hand. He’s really
thinking about it, he’s confused with this
5X out of Shlomi.
James: But he makes the call, both blinds
will fold, so 3 players will see a flop.
No 6 for Bonyadi, but a 9 high flop could
get Daniel in trouble here.
William: Daniel looked a bit speculative pre-flop
and now he’s picked up top pair, he might
get in trouble.
James: Shlomi continues. He’s made it 1,525,
it’s a pot-sized bet.
William: No slow playing for Shlomi. 5X pre-flop,
pot on the flop. Daniel still not convinced;
he wants to call.
James: But should he call?
William: Daniel has a tough time folding pairs
and this is top pair.
He should probably fold but I don’t see it
James: He does make the call.
William: A big pot is brewing…
James: And no real threat out there to Shlomi’s
William: Shlomi can’t be too concerned about
this turn card.
William: This time he decides to make it a
little bit cheaper for Negreanu. He went full
pot on the flop, right around half pot on
James: Surely this is where Daniel lets it
William: Daniel is trying to put the pieces
of the puzzle together.
And he makes the call. He’s not entirely convinced
yet. Again this river really doesn’t change
much; the only hand this helps is 6-7 or 8-9
and Shlomi only fires out 1/3 pot on this
river. He gives Negreanu a fair price to make
He’s getting 4-1 on his money.
James: Well let’s see if Daniel can get away
James: You think right.
William: Daniel really pulled the trigger
correctly on that one.
James: And Shlomi is now thinking, if you’ve
read for me aces or kings, surely you can
beat aces or kings, I have to fold!
James: If you think
you can’t beat that hand, vote now and share
it with your friends.