Some pots stick in your brain longer than others. It’s rarely the ones where things went right.
One nightmare inducing pot I played went down at the RIO during the 2012 WSOP.
The game was $10-$25 uncapped NL back when $100 bills still played and there were lots and lots of $100 bills flying around.
I had built up a ~$14k stack from $4k and everything was right and well in the world…
Until I decided to tangle with the quiet Frenchman on my left.
He had bought in for at least $20k (with 75% of that in cash).
He hadn’t gotten too out of line in the many hours I played with, he tended to play straightforwardly (If he had a really good hand he will keep raising until his arm falls off) and, quite frankly, he seemed a little bit on the nitty side.
So, of course, I went out of my way to go to war with him.
I opened the CO to $75 with 99, he 3b the BTN to $250, the blinds folded, and I called.
The flop was 8d7s5d.
I checked, he bet $300 and I check-raised to $1,000 (Don’t @ me, this was 10 years ago) to start putting pressure on his overpairs.
The turn was the 2h. I fired $1,600 and he called once again.
The river was the 2d (Pairing the board and completing the front door flush). I bet $2,700…
And the Frenchman said “I raise” and dropped a giant wad of Benjamins into the middle.
It was like $8,200 to win something like $19,000 but his shove caught me so off-guard I don’t even remember thinking about pot odds.
It just made no sense.
I KNEW he would have bet/3b the flop with a set and I also KNEW he wouldn’t shove the river with a flush because the board paired and I could easily have a boat.
But WTF could he be bluffing with???
In the end I reluctantly folded…
Only to watch him instantly table his 66 while I looked on in horror.
Sadly, losing the hand wasn’t even the worst part…
The worst part was watching the Frenchman run kamikaze bluffs over and over and over again for the next week…
But never again vs. me.
“If only you knew then what you know now.”
If the sequencing had been different and I had seen the Frenchman run similar bluffs then the river call would have been a no-brainer.
But without that knowledge I fell back on the age-old rule, “When the nitty Frenchman sticks all his money in the middle with a river raise … he’s just got it.”
Unfortunately, that rule was as precise as pissing into a water bottle during an earthquake.
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