APPT Manila Main Event

Obst Sidesteps a Trap

A big part of playing winning poker is minimizing your losses. James Obst provided an excellent example of that in a recent battle of the blinds. He was in the big blind and checked after the small blind completed. The small blind check-called a bet of 600 on the {2-Spades} {5-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} flop, then check-called a bet of 1,000 when the turn fell {A-Spades}. On the river {A-Hearts}, the small blind checked again. Obst thought things over, then slowly tapped the felt to check behind. It was an excellent check -- his opponent showed {A-Clubs} {6-Spades} for trip aces that took down the pot.