Tuesday, October 02, 2007

WSOPE articles

Before the WSOP Europe main i did an hour or so coaching for a Telegraph journalist Martin Johnson. They make a good read and the links are here Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

lol i sepecially like this extract:

I told him about the Oriental, and Kirk said: "Oh no, that's Kenny Tran. He's not someone to mess with. Just don't talk to him. Don't talk to him at all. He's trying to read you, and if you've got him as baffled as you got me on the first day, we wanna keep it that way."

It proved to be an impossible tip. I was involved with Kenny again after everyone else folded on the pick-up, and he bet 5,000. I had King-Five unsuited, and thought I'd at least see the three flop cards. Nothing to help there, but something told me Kenny's urge to nail me might have outweighed him waiting for a decent hand, and I stayed with him until his final bet of 10,000.

I called. "You've got me man, if you can call me, you got me." I flipped in my K-5, and the entire table gasped. Kenny had indeed been bluffing, and, as he said, I'd got him. But the sight of the K-5 made his eyes pop. His mouth opened, but nothing, for once, came out. If I never played another hand, I could dine out on that one.


M3monster said...


Chris Bruce said...

Top story. I sat on Kenny Tran's left on day one of the WSOPE. He is a really class poker player and I took great pride from taking him on in a pot or two without a monster hand. I am guessing Martin took my seat between Kenny and Jamie gold after I overplayed AK into Jamie's AA. I am really looking forward to watching this when it gets on the TV. K 5 LOL

Standaman said...

Never bluff a bad player, Kenny could'nt have guessed how clueless your man was. Just when I thought it was a game of skill.

I am now going to trawl the £10 rebuy comps looking for donkeys to put into big events tell them to play just the way they normally do and watch the profits roll in.

snoopy1239 said...

Lol, that has was funny. I wish I'd taken a picture of Kenny's face.

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Tom SF said...

It seems Martin cashed in the '05 WSOP so he can't be a complete novice.