In this poker blog post I share with you one of the most incredible bluffs I’ve even seen. The bluff was recorded on High Stakes Poker and we’ve got the clip so you can join in on the fun, watching two of the game’s greats, Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow, in a battle of wills.
High Stakes Poker will no longer be gracing our TV screens as of today. As one of the last great poker shows fades into the sunset, Cardplayer Lifestyle fills you in on the details.
What do Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, Erik Seidel, and President Barack Obama all have in common? They will all be playing in a special poker tournament on Air Force One today. Obama, an admitted poker fan, invited the top 5 all-time WSOP bracelet winners to join him for some 6-handed action on a flight from Las Vegas to Atlantic City this afternoon.
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1st hand: Croak vs. Ruffin. Ruffin hits the nut straight and overbets $50k into a pot of $16k. Croak luckily hit a runner runner flush, and yet folded it! An absolutely horrible fold, as the only hand that could beat him would be 2 higher hearts; a practical impossibility. Makes me think the show should be called FSP: Fish Stakes Poker. And to think he even bragged about his fold to the rest of the table! Antonio’s reaction is priceless :-).
Over the last few days, I’ve been debating how to best recap the action on High Stakes Poker season 7. Last season’s recaps went into great detail about each hand, and that was the plan for this season as well. The problem with this season though, as mentioned in my last poker blog post about HSP, is that it simply won’t stack up well to seasons past. With Gabe Kaplan and all the Full Tilt Poker players out, the game can only be SO good.