Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen takes to the PokerStars Blog to retell the story of his EPT Prague adventure. While the tournaments didn’t work out very well for him, just hours before he was to hop on the next flight out of town he found himself in a super high stakes cash game against an aggro casino owner who’d already taken him for a bit of a ride.
A very surreal game was about to begin. In the very first hand, the casino owner doubles up by going all-in after a preflop raise. His AQ stood its ground, and that marked the start of the action. On the next hand he straddled to 20K ($1,000), and I’m in the big blind. Everybody folded to me, and I’m looking at AA, which adds to the surreal feel of the game.
Call me old-fashioned, but with a hand like that, I decided to raise to 50K. I’m less worried about whether my opponent folds, as he likes to see flops, so the only question is whether he calls or raises. He called, and we get a flop of 2-9-10 with two diamonds.
I bet half the pot and called immediately when he went all in. Twenty seconds later, I headed to the cashier, as two pairs also beat one pair in Prague. And as he had 2-T, I had to take the walk to the cashier.
It’s a fun, quick read and just goes to show you that even the pros find themselves down and against all odds sometimes. Check out 'What Goes Around Comes Around’ over at the PokerStars Blog.