Durrrr… the extra ‘r’ is for “r u kidding me???”
Episode 2 of “High Stakes Poker” Season 5 is now online. There are some great situations throughout the whole episode, but it’s the last hand of the hour that I want to talk about…
…Or I would want to talk about, assuming I still had a jaw. I don’t have a jaw, for it fell from its usual spot on my face, and is now somewhere on the floor (I think it rolled under the couch).
Before we continue, the hand in question (skip to about the 36:40 mark of the video below):
Wow. I mean… wow. The best part of all this is that Durrrr put in $100k+ on the river, knowing full well that he was behind, but also knowing that neither of his opponents could call. Notice that after the hand ended he correctly and precisely assessed what each of his opponents had, and even made a prop bet with Doyle about it! It’s stuff like this that makes high-level poker so fascinating. I’m not going to say much more about the hand, for I figure the comment section of this post would be a better place for that. But, just for amusement, here are some of the places on the internet where the hand is generating a lot of buzz:
- Barry Greenstein’s “Tips from the Bear” audio blog, where he discusses his thoughts on the hand
- Barry’s analysis, and the hand in general, get the full treatment from the folks over at 2+2
- There are currently two different threads on PocketFives discussing the hand, the second of which looking at it through the prism of bankroll management
- Short-Stacked Shamus has an excellent summary of the hand, and the post-script analysis
Ok, folks, have at her.