Best Call Ever

by john on June 17, 2005

I’ve been keeping up with some of the WSOP events via cardplayer.com who have been doing a nice job with frequent updates and videos. Tonight I read about the wildest call I’ve ever heard of at a poker table.

Put yourself in Kirill Gerasimov’s shoes. You are heads-up at the first table of the $1,500 No-Limit Shootout WSOP event. You and your opponent have about the same amount of chips although you have him covered slightly. You are in the big blind and your opponent raises preflop. You call with T::h6::h. Pretty standard play. Flop comes A::hK::h-blank. Check, check. Blank comes on the turn. You check and your opponent bets 700. You call. Jack comes on the river. You miss your flush draw. You have ten high. Absolutely nothing. You check, and when you think you hear your opponent check you show your ten high.

But then your opponent surprises you by saying he didn’t check and after calling the floorman he is given the chance to bet and he takes it to go all-in. So you have ten high and you are pretty much going to lose if your opponent has anything. Clearly he is bluffing since he knows you can’t call but he could be bluffing with 22 or 33 or even queen high.

Could you make that call? Kirill did and won when his opponent showed the biggest ever called down bluff with the hammer, 72.

Wild. Hear it directly from Kirill.

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Poker Library June 22, 2005 at 4:59 am

Best Call Ever

[Source: John’s Jottings] quoted: June 17, 2005 10:20 PM | Thoughts (0) I’ve been keeping up with some of the WSOP events via cardplayer.com who have been doing a nice job with…

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