Jorgensen On Laying Down The Best Hand

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You may remember PokerStars Team Pro Theo Jorgensen talking about his 2014 World Series of Poker experience in a blog that he wrote for PokerStarsBlog a few weeks ago. Well, now he has followed up on that blog by talking about a particular hand that he played whilst he was over there.

His last blog concentrated on the fact that he took the WSOP in through two short bursts so that he could fly home and see his family in the middle of it all.

“As some of you might have read in the previous blog, I decided to break the WSOP in two. First I went over there for the first two weeks, then back for three weeks to Denmark only to fly over there for the Main Event in the end. To make it short. That’s how you roll when you have kids.”

This time however, he wanted to discuss some of the action that he enjoyed when he was there. As with all poker professionals, certain hands stick in your mind and have you replaying them over and over again.

“During such a long period you play a lot of interesting hands. The hands I remember most are the hands I played really bad. After that, it’s hands that were really complicated and obviously could have been played differently. In the end… just really big hands.”

He then goes on to talk about the hand he probably thinks about the most from the World Series of Poker and once you read what happens you will understand just why.

He was playing Pot Limit Omaha and managed to hit the 2nd best nut hand on the turn. He is feeling confident, places a bet and is called and him and his opponent then see a rather blank river card. This is where it gets interesting because he pumps out a bet that he believes he will get good value from his opponent but his opponent re-raises him.

This puts a doubt in his mind and he starts to analysis the hand in his head. He knows the player is a good player and goes about minimising the sort of hands his opponent could be holding. He takes a good five minutes before he finally believes that laying down his 2nd nut hand is the best play here as his opponent must have the absolute nuts.

It is impressive stuff reading how Jorgensen breaks down the hand and has the ability to make the fold, yet as you can see from the final quote, he was wrong.

“So after what could have been more than five minutes, I lay down the second nuts and actually feel really good about it for around two seconds…until Georgey boy shows 4-8-7-Q for the Q-high flush draw and the 8 blocker.”

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