Originally Posted by Maliant
Anyone catch the hand where Bob Carolis lost over 400k to Rick Salomon on an A88J5 board with AK to Rick Salomon's 83? Carolis raises 8k and Rick 3-bets to 25k with 83 suited and Bob calls. Bob c/r Rick 25k bet to 75k on A88 flop. Turn Bob check calls 100k bet. Check calls all in from Rick for over 200k on River quickly. Get me in this game! ****ing donkey easily parts with 400k.
I didn't watch much of the later episodes as I didn't think it very entertaining. I don't really care about the stakes, I just want to watch the worlds best players do battle and this table was all fish and one average reg (Bellande). It was frustrating to see such an amazing cash game setup wasted with this useless lineup. Sure, put one action fish in the game, put in a movie star, whatever, but the rest of the players have to be world class.
When I watch great players, I can generally assume that what they are doing has a good reason behind it, and then I can think and try to figure out what that reason might be. When bad players play, it's just "hurr durr, I feel like bruffing" "I haz pair, I no fold"
How Bellande managed to wiggle himself into this lineup is an interesting question.