Let me introduce myself - I’m Daniel Thorn. I will be honest - I’ve never won at the WSOP. But for several years I’ve been making a living just playing poker online. When I deposit money I use only my AmEx Platinum. I think it tells volumes.
So, in this section I described the hands that were really played. I think it can be better than tons of poker literature. I tried to make it not only educational, but also entertaining. Read, enjoy and learn from my mistakes.
| There is an opinion that you shouldn’t see any differences between suited and not suited hands. I’m a loyal supporter of this idea. But still the fact that you hole cards are suited shouldn’t prevent you from playing big suited connectors:|
The game came to three-handed at the very beginning. It doesn’t promise a big pot, but the game will be interesting for sure. So, I raised and was called by two players. The flop came:
Jd 3d Ks
So, I do have a flush draw. Then… I think that was a dumb move, I admit… but I checked. Nobody made a bet. What a disappointment! But the turn comes making me more happy than I could imagine:
Jd 3d Ks Td
Straight draw, Flush, whatever… I’m a champion, my friend. Just give me a chance to take your money. I check (as you guess I want to check-raise). That’s it. The trap snapped one of the players and he bet. The third player folded. So, I have one opponent – and the nuts. Oh, men, why it’s not No Limit? I raised… The river brought a nine: I’ve hit a straight. Check-raising is definitely my favorite action today. And once again I succeed. My opponent shows his:
And I type: “Show me the money! I’ll take the pot”. He sees my Kd Qd. “Nh” – types he and disappears…