The term "living legend" is thrown around a lot, but when it comes to TJ Cloutier the term certainly fits. Cloutier has been a prominent force in the poker world for decades, dating all the way back to the Texas road gambler days with the likes of Doyle Brunson and Bob Hooks.
Cloutier is an action today, and we decided to spend an orbit with the six-time bracelet winner. He began the orbit with 16,500 in chips.
Hand #1 (Hijack): Action folded to Cloutier and he folded too.
Hand #2 (Cutoff): Cloutier limped under the gun, which inspired everyone but the player on the button to do the same. Five players saw the , and the small blind promptly checked.
The big blind opted to fold, which was an unconventional move that confused the dealer so much that she called a floor to make sure it was legal. Cloutier informed her that it was and has always been that way, a fact the floor confirmed. The rest of the players proceeded to check, and then both the turn and river were checked down.
Cloutier tabled the for a pair of sixes, and it was good as the rest of the players sent their cards tp the muck.
Hand #3 (Big Blind): Action folded to the small blind, who raised to 400. Cloutier then folded the from the big. "Robert Crawford," Cloutier said. "Highway Patrol. No one here is old enough to remember."
Hand #4 (Small Blind): The cutoff opened for 550 and was met by a three-bet to 1,575 from the player on the button. Cloutier folded the small blind.
Hand #5 (Button): The under-the-gun player opened for 525 and Cloutier ended up folding,
Hand #6 (Under the Gun) Cloutier folded his hand.
Not the most exciting orbit, but there was a win for the living legend.