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Anyone can pull of a bluff when they don’t think their opponent has a hand and often in that situation you can be bluffing with the best hand. However, making your opponent lay down a hand is something different altogether and making them lay down a full house, forget about it.
With four left in a heat of the PartyPoker Premier League VI it folds to Phil Hellmuth in the small blind and he just limps for 16,000 with Ks-9s, Daniel Negreanu min-raises to 32,000 with 8s-6c and Hellmuth just calls. This establishes three crucial parts of the dynamic of this hand. Firstly Negreanu has the betting lead, secondly he has reinforced the fact he has position and thirdly it makes it more likely for him to have an ace in his range than if he’d just checked.
“This is one of those weird hands,” says Hellmuth who checks dark (making it even weirder) even before the Ac-As-Kd flop fall onto the felt. A check behind by Negreanu sees Hellmuth continue his passive line checking dark again only to see the 9c roll off on the turn. Another check by Negreanu and this hand looks to fizzling out fast.
The 9d river sees Hellmuth say, “Now I have to bet something,” and he fires out a small bet of 20,000 into a pot of 84,000. Negreanu knowing that Hellmuth doesn’t have an ace, also knowing that Hellmuth can make big laydowns and knowing that Hellmuth knows it’s possible that Negreanu has an ace, judges his man perfectly and slides out a raise to 140,000. “It’s bluff or ace,” says Phil Laak in the commentary box. The Poker Brat leans towards the latter and Hellmuth damn near insta-folds, “just bad luck,” says Kid Poker to him, but it was anything but.
5 tips on how to pull off the perfect bluff
So what can we learn about bluffing in a wider context from this hand that might just be added to the bulging file of ‘hands that make fun of Phil Helmuth?’
1) Your bluff, like a good lie, must make sense.
2) Bluffing is easier in position as you have more information with which to make a decision.
3) You must know your opponent when making a bluff. You can’t bluff a calling station as they won’t fold anything.
4) Remember that when you break it down a bluff is a bet designed to make a better hand fold. So you must credibly be able to represent a hand better than the one you’re hoping to make fold.
5) Bluffs work better against one opponent. The more opponents in a hand against you the more likely it is someone has a hand, so you bluff less frequently.
What are you best tips for bluffing? Let us know in the comments below.
Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu today won the World Series of Poker Player of the Year title becoming the first person to win the accolade twice. Negreanu started the day behind Matt Ashton on the POY leader board but had calculated that a top eight finish would see him clear the British mixed game specialist.
I DID IT!!! WSOP PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR THE SECOND TIME!! AHHHH I CAN’T BELIEVE IT
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 24, 2013
Joni Jouhkimainen’s bust out in 9th (€50,400) sealed the deal topping off an incredible year for Negreanu, which almost saw him complete his Triple Crown.
WSOP Player of the Year
(Bracelets, final tables)
2004: Daniel Negreanu (1, 5) $ 346,280
2005: Allen Cunningham (1, 4) $ 1,007,115
2006: Jeff Madsen (2, 4) $ 1,467,852
2007: Tom Schneider (2, 3) $ 416,829
2008: Erick Lindgren (1, 3) $ 1,348,528
2009: Jeff Lisandro (3, 4) $ 807,521
2010: Frank Kassela (2, 3) $ 1,255,314
2011: Ben Lamb (1, 4) $ 5,352,970
2012: Greg Merson (2, 2) $ 9,785,354
2013: Daniel Negreanu (1, 3) $ 1,256,399*
*Stats do not include the last event (WSOPE €25k High Roller)
Negreanu has cashed in nine events WSOP events this year for $ 1,256,399 already (that includes his WSOP APAC win and the WSOPE)
The congratulations came rolling in, and here’s a couple of them:
@RealKidPoker Congrats man!! Guess will have to now look at 2 posters of you next summer at the Rio
— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) October 24, 2013
@RealKidPoker Great new! Much deserved, as an ambassador also as a player. #respect
— Fabrice Soulier (@_Fabsoul_) October 24, 2013
@RealKidPoker congrats man! U deserve it more than anybody! Such a idol!!!!
— andre akkari (@aakkari) October 24, 2013
And there was a nice show of class from Ashton:
Congrats Daniel, good luck today(I mean it this time!) finish it in style. @RealKidPoker
— Matthew Ashton (@mmashton) October 24, 2013
At the time of writing Negreanu was fourth of seven remaining players with €63,500 locked up and still in with a shot at €725,000 and his sixth bracelet. Will keep you updated.
It was an explosive day in the EPT Barcelona High Roller with minds blown left, right and centre. Now then, we’re certainly not saying that a man can’t lose his temper from time to time, nor a woman for that matter, but when a brain blow-up costs you a €10,000 High Roller bullet you’ve got to ask yourself some questions. Daniel Negreanu is not someone afraid of asking questions, and an early outburst and exit may have lead to some introspection. But first, let’s ask a couple of different questions.
Ole Schemion, whose rise to the top of the game has been high octane to say the least. Over the last year he’s won more than $ 3m and was final table chip leader in the €50,000 Super High Roller here just a few days ago. Schemion leads with 393,600 but just behind him is – prepare to have your mind blow – Barcelona FC and World Cup winner Gerard Piqué with 308,500. The footballer had played a solid Main Event game but running up a big stack in this is quite the validation of his fledging poker skills.
A lot. There’s currently more than 160 €10,000 bullets in the pot, good for a million-and-a-half euro, but with registration open until the start of play tomorrow we could yet see that number swell. This single re-entry event means that you can bust once and buy back in later whenever the moment takes you. For some that means dipping their hand into a man bag straight away, for others that means they can blow off some steam, eat a bowl of lentils and regroup.
Negreanu was very much in the latter camp having had an extreme (and extremely expensive) blow up over the ‘first card off the deck’ rule, as detailed extensively here by Martin Harris. It was ranting Negreanu at his most vitriolic, but calm soon returned. That rule, as explained by Neil Johnson in this opinion piece that he wrote for the PokerStars Blog, looks set to continue to be a contentious one for some time. Expect tub thumping on a regular basis.
“Hey buddy, I’m back!” said Negreanu to EPT floor man Nick O’Hara.
The Canadian flung his arms around the tall O’Hara who returned the hug with a wide grin. You wouldn’t have thought that angry words had flown just a few hours earlier. For O’Hara who cut his teeth in lively Irish tournaments – where the clock is used as often remind to beat the rush to the bar than it is to know when the blind levels are going up – it was fairly regular stuff.
No wonder Negreanu had returned in such good spirits. He’d studied the rules and felt he had them beat. He slung the chair over his shoulder and walked around the room with it claiming that his hand could not be killed. Well, it was within arm’s length.
“A player must be at his seat when the first card is dealt on the initial deal or he will have a dead hand. A player not then at his seat is dealt in, he may not look at his cards, and the hand is immediately killed after the initial deal. His blinds and antes are posted and if dealt the bring-in card in a stud-type game he will post the bring-in*. A player must be at his seat to call time. “At your seat” means within reach of your chair. This rule is not intended to condone players being out of their seats while involved in a hand. [*Note: In stud, house rules may require additional card(s) be dealt to the killed hand in certain situations.]”
– European Poker Tour rules and regulations
Now then, don’t go thinking that every pro out there is anti this rule. Most are ambivalent about it and don’t see what the fuss is about. Mickey Petersen and Andrew Chen were among the shrugging high rollers. Petersen, taking on his first High Roller, suggested that perhaps there was a more simple approach.
Random thought of the day: If you want to play poker, maybe stay in your seat and play poker # #SitDown #everybodyrelax #mountainmolehole
— Mickey Petersen (@mickeydp) September 5, 2013
The High Roller is a curious beast, one loaded with the biggest names and toughest players that act as a canvas to pull out the players that you don’t normally see in these things. It’s going to be fascinating tomorrow to see if Piqué can convert his stack into a final table. It won’t be the same as getting his hand on the Ballon d’Or, but it would certainly be an achievement that he should be proud of: this is one helluva tough field. Join us Friday at midday for live coverage to see how it plays out.
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Dutchman Daniel Boender beat a field of 483 players to win €104,550 beating Iberian hopes of a home win. Boender was the only player at the final table who wasn’t Spanish or Portuguese while another Benelux player Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder snuck into the money with a 55th place finish for €1,976.
Final table payouts
1 Daniel Boender, Netherlands, €104,550
2 Marciano Rodriguez Cortes, Spain, PokerStars Qualifier, €69,550
3 Javier De Vicente Miquel, Spain, PokerStars Qualifier, €42,890
4 Jose Javier Patiño Gonzalez, Spain, PokerStars Qualifier, €33,040
5 Renato Antonio da Silva Almeida, Portugal , €24,920
6 Ivan Carmona Oteiza, Spain, PokerStars Qualifier, €17,390
7 Jorge Andres Jimenez, Spain, €12,750
8 Enrique Lanzuela Fornas, Spain, €9,260
The Grand Final of the Premier League VI was the most intense poker match we’ve seen in a long time. This was the point the whole week of poker matches, heats and great plays was all about. And after some intense action on the table Kara Scott interviewed Daniel Shak who was triumphantly humble it has to be said. And Sam Trickett who finished runner up seemed unusually hard on himself or what do you think? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for Premier League VII
You can relive all the action by clicking on the links below:
Trickett leads; Esfandiari short
Reinkemeier leads, Duhamel gets lucky
Reinkemeier leads, but pack closes in
Tilly almost busts, Antonio at the double
Esfandiari leads; Shakerchi out
Tilly out in seventh
Reinkemeier out in sixth
Jungleman goes out in fifth
Down to final four
Duhamel done in fourth
Antonio ousted in third
Trickett claws his way back into contention
Trickett takes the lead
PartyPoker.com Premier League VI Final table result
1st. Dan Shak, $ 450,000
2nd. Sam Trickett, $ 200,000
3rd. Antonio Esfandiari, $ 150,000
4th. Jonathan Duhamel, $ 125,000
5th. Daniel “Jungleman” Cates, $ 100,000
6th. Tobias Reinkemeier, $ 70,000
7th. Jennifer Tilly, $ 60,000
8th. Talal Shakerchi, $ 45,000
Missed any of the Premier League VI?
If you missed any of the action from The PartyPoker.com Premier League VI you can look back at all the The PartyPoker.com Premier League VI coverage here. The big pots, the blowups the mocking of Hellmuth it’s all there.
2 More Names Announced For Premier League VI as Daniel Shak and Marvin Rettenmaier Both Buy In For $125,000!
We’re getting closer and closer to what looks like the best line up of the Premier League ever and if you think that’s quite a brash claim to be making, did you read that headline?
Yes you read that last bit right as you were counting the zeros for the forth time… both Daniel Shak and Mad Marvin Rettenmaier have both now signed up with the buy in being a staggering $ 125,000.
Daniel Shak is truly a legend in the poker world with a string of cashes as long as my arms and amounting to nearly $ 5 Million this is one player who knows his way around the table.
And for those of you doing the math with a 125k buy in and 16 players participating that’s a total prize fund of US$ 2,000,000 which we hope will be more than enough for a new pair of shoes for Dan.
We we were fortunate to catch a few words with him direct from his home in Las Vegas during a unusually early 7 am call he told us – “I’ve been following the premier league since its inception 6 years ago and I’ve always been interested in playing and very pleased to finally be able to participate this year. I always like the challenge of playing against the best players in the world and this certainly qualifies!”
It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World….
Then of course if that’s not enough we’ve now got our very own back to back World Poker Tour winner Mad Marvin Rettenmaier joining in on the quite expensive side of fun, when asked about his $ 125,000 poker game he told us “It’s great to be in a position to play in the PartyPoker.com Premier League this year. I’d be mad to turn down the offer! I hope I can do myself and my sponsors justice.” We hope so too Marvin we hope so too.
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So here’s a playlist of the videos we’ve had submitted for Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates WSOP Main Event Challenge, and we’d love for you to help us pick a winner!
All you need to do is watch, give it a thumbs up and write a comment below telling us which video was the best and why. Simple and think of the good deed you’re doing too!
With over 30 videos here guys you’ve plenty of heart and commitment to choose from. Just click the Playlist title below the film and scroll though to find some great good deed moments!