You Made Your Flush on the River – Now What?


Covering live poker tournaments for a living affords me the opportunity to see countless thousands of hands played out, many of which offer interesting and potentially valuable insights into how players — both amateurs and professionals — play the game. In this ongoing series, I’ll highlight hands I’ve seen at the tournaments I’ve covered and see if we can glean anything useful from them.

The Scene
It’s Day 1b of the RunGood Poker Series Downstream Casino Main Event at Harrah’s New Orleans (pictured above). The event sported a $675 buy-in with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. The tournament had just kicked off the second of three starting flights and was still in the early levels with unlimited reentries still allowed, but not many were too far from the 20,000-chip starting stack. Read More