Event 1 Day 1D: Being Right Doesn’t Always Matter

$100 + $25 No Limit Hold’Em Deep Stack

Blinds 300/600 Ante 75

The board showed the cards… AH8D4S7D. There was a bet and a raise. The original bettor announced that he was all in, for more than 25K. It was a big over bet into about a 8K pot. “Really?” said the bald gentleman to the all in player’s left. He leaned back in his chair, staring up at the ceiling, and waved his hands in front of him almost as if he was swatting a fly. “Wow,” he said and with a tone that seemed like he was conceding defeat added “I call.”

The young kid to his right showed his cards… AD5D for the nut flush draw and a gut shot straight draw. The caller nodded his head in approval, an all knowing nod, as he turned over 4H4C for a flopped set. The kid sat there, unflinching, as if he knew what was coming next… the TD to give him the flush.

“Aaaaaghhhhh,” groaned the player with the set of fours, throwing his hands above his head.

Sometimes being right doesn’t matter. And as they say, the cliche of all cliche’s… that’s poker.


There are 81 players left as we head into the second half of play for the day. Over 2/3 of the field is gone.