You’re about to read analysis of a hand played just last week between Live at the Bike staple Andy and a recreational player named Jacky.
The pot settled just under $439,000 and, spoiler alert, it was not a chop — only one of the players took home the 2.2 Lamborghini pot (a new Live at the Bike record).
With any further ado let’s dive into the action!
The blinds are $100/$100/$200/$400 and Andy raises to $1,300 in the Cut Off with Q♣ T♥, Garrett Adelstein 3-bets to $4,800 on the Button with A♣ K♣, and Jacky cold-calls in the Big Blind with 9♥ 9♣. Andy calls as well.
The flop is dealt Q♦ 9♠ 6♦ and the effective stack is $179,400.
The dealer burns and turns the Q♥, making the board Q♦ 9♠ 6♦ Q♥. The pot is still $15,300.
Jacky bets $8,000, Andy raises to $19,300, Garrett folds, Jacky tanks a bit, and 3-bets to $55,000. Andy calls without much delay.
The river comes the 9♦, making the board Q♦ 9♠ 6♦ Q♥ 9♦.
Jacky checks, Andy bets $70,000, Jacky raises all-in and Andy snap calls.
A pretty epic hand is in the books. Both players could have taken better lines, but let’s keep in mind they are mere humans and, when playing for life-changing sums of money in the span of minutes, it’s impossible to not have a certain level of emotional decision making involved.
That’s all for this hand analysis! I hope you’ve learned something new from it.
Want more like this? Read When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis).
Good luck at the tables, guys and gals!