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But I was confused why he was slowing down, when it appeared that my range was so strong. A third bet would be called a third barrel. I glanced at Shane in the small blind picking up some chips and liked that too. The turn was a T, he checked, I bet, he moved all-in. The tournament was structured well, with bb starting stack, six levels of late-reg or re-entry, big antes and low rake. But what Shane didn't know is that I had eyes on his title. This was my fifth NZ Festival of Poker Main Event and, as usual, there was an eclectic mix of players and personalities. Shane had called with 9T, flopped two pair and turned a full house. He had a huge stack and position on me, but was also incredibly erratic and unpredictable. Semi-finalists remain unknown at Interprovincials. It was very difficult to attribute a range to Shane, but I thought he might play a hand like TJ, 78 or even KQ like this. I went home to tell my wife a bad-beat story about how I busted out of New Zealand's biggest poker tournament with pocket aces. After 14 hours of play across two days at New Zealand's biggest poker tournament, Tamihana was, once again, the overwhelming chip leader. It's more like Tamihana didn't win two successive Festival of Poker Main Events because he was the luckiest player in the field, he won them because he was one of the best. In the space of two minutes, I went from hero to zero. NZME Network. My tournament was really a tale of two days. Latest News Most Read. Normally, you can range a player based on the pre-flop action and the player's tendencies, but Tamihana didn't conform to poker norms. With 80k in the pot and 50k behind, I'm never folding to an opponent like Shane in this spot, but my bet on the turn was a mistake. The Main Event itself was a big success, with SkyCity delighted with the players that turned up to play. Share on Whatsapp whatsapp. Latest from Sport. Paedophile involved in NZ Football promotional work with kids despite bail conditions.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} We also say that the dealer is on the button. I call. Thoughts: I'm either up against a flush draw or basically drawing dead when the tightest player at the table raises in that spot but I think it's more likely he has 22 or I think he would just call with a flush draw and wouldn't raise with a weaker king. Tamihana was my problem. From breaking news to debate and conversation, we bring you the news as it happens. Newstalk ZB. The flop came 69T, Shane bet, I called. The final hand highlighted Tamihana's aggression. Turn 9. Shayne checks there's now 80k in the pot and I have 50k behind. Ultimately, I concluded, you need to be a problem solver. Tamihana was in this club, a small group of wealthy gents who were prepared to gamble it up in the early levels to try and build a big stack and re-buy if need be. Glossary for the poker illiterate: River: The fifth and final board card in Hold'em is called the river or 5th street. After winning the tournament, Tamihana said he planned on having a few beers then diving back into some high-stakes cash games. I was left speechless and penniless. Supernit: An extremely tight, risk averse player Flat: Calling a bet. This was his experience. Register with us and content you save will appear here so you can access them to read later. Trending On Sport. Open: The first pre-flop bet Pre-flop: Action that takes place before the first three community cards are dealt. The position where the dealer sits is also called the button. Share via email email. Flop fell K23dd The erratic player in the small blind led at flop for The super nit then made it , playing off 13k I fold. Test your brains with the Herald's daily sport quiz brought to you by Spark Sport. Print this article. I also may call with AK, especially if it was suited with backdoor flush draw. There was the woman who turned up late, ordered a few drinks, then after about an hour seemed to get bored, and donated her stack to a lucky punter with an outrageously unsuccessful bluff. Share on Reddit reddit. New Zealand. Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any device. I should have checked back the turn and called his likely all-in shove on the river, because he may have fired with some bluffs. On the go and no time to finish that story right now? It was a question posed to me by a colleague two hours before I left work to play day two of the main event. I mentioned discipline, understanding position and game awareness; deciding the right course of action based on your cards, your opponents' range of possible holdings, board textures, stack sizes and proximity to the money bubble. He smirked when he bet, eyed players suspiciously if they raised - but would rarely fold, and loved nothing more than loudly proclaiming 'later bo' as he goaded an unsure opponent into folding their hand. Most Popular. Barrel: If you have made a bet in one round and then make another bet in the next round, this is called firing the second barrel. Out of position: Being at a disadvantage due to having to act first post-flop. Three-bet: Re-raising the original raiser pre-flop Button: The button or dealer button is a chip that shows who the current dealer is. I called. I don't like Shane's call out of the small blind with 9T offsuit. Paid Promoted Content. Then my house of cards came tumbling down. Eventually, Zheng's AJ won a flip against Matenga's 44 and Tamihana found himself heads up against Zheng for back to back titles. Busto: Getting knocked out of the tournament. Share on Twitter twitter. I remember thinking the 9 was a good card for me. Share on Pinterest pinterest. I don't agree but Tamihana may have been self-deprecating for effect. The new poker room is a big improvement too and was a comfortable place to spend nine hours of a Thursday night. Share on LinkedIn linkedin. New Zealand Herald. I don't think there are many hands in his range that I beat that can call my turn bet. He's out of position with the weakest hand in an inflated pot. He checks the turn and I'm almost at the top of my range. I didn't want to get my stack in with top pair and would be forced to fold on the turn to most bets. Share on Google Plus google-plus. There was the old bloke who didn't say a word all day, or really play a hand, who slowly bled his chips anonymously before getting his 8 big blinds in bad with A10 against AK. Tamihana won the tournament when he made trip twos on the turn, and claimed afterward that "winning poker tournaments is 90 percent luck and 10 percent skill". He was fast and loose with his calls pre-flop, but made up for it with a masterclass of aggression, pressure and some disciplined lay-downs post flop. When a short-stack moved all-in from early position, I looked down at pocket aces, internally celebrated, and called his bet. Oh no! Sign In Register. Bust-out hand: The hand I got knocked out of the tournament with. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}In his black Ford t-shirt, jean shorts and with a bourbon and cola in hand, Shane Tamihana looked like the most relaxed man in the poker room. One day you're the pigeon, the next, you're the statue. Trending Topics. Herald online.