WSOP Tournament of Champions

Playing It Safe

Very few hands at the moment have significant action. Most are limped preflop and checked to showdown or check-folded. With such a steep payout structure, no one wants to risk a chip on a bluff when they could just get to showdown. It feels like it's become a game of cards rather than of poker.

In one hand, Huck Seed limped, and Howard Lederer checked his option. The flop came {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}, and both checked. They checked again after the {j-Diamonds} turn. Seed bet 15,000 when the river brought the {k-Spades}, and Lederer folded immediately.

Tags: Howard LedererJohnny ChanHuck Seed