Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Looking at Cards: Overrated

Shamus • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Down to about 3,000 and sitting under the gun, Bruno Politano pushed all in without looking at his cards, preferring to do so before the blinds reached him once more. There would be a reraise from middle position and another all-in push from late position, and soon Politano and his two opponents were tabling their cards.

The reraiser showed {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and the other all-in player had {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. Politano turned his hand over -- {J-Spades}{2-Spades} -- and all watched as the dealer burned a card and spread the flop...


"Ohhh!" cried Politano. The turn was the {Q-Diamonds}, and he quickly tried to estimate if the others were drawing dead (they were). The meaningless {10-Hearts} fell on the river, and Politano scooped the pot of a little over 10,000.

"Back in the game... nine thousand!" he said excitedly as he stacked his chips. "No, ten thousand!"

"Okay, Mr. Ten Thousand," said the dealer, momentarily interrupting him. "It's your big blind."

Tags: Bruno Politano