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Great Hand # 11 - EPT 2 Monte Carlo - Hussain vs Luske

Great Hand # 11 - EPT 2 Monte Carlo - Hussain vs Luske - Tue Jun 21, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Great Hand #11 - EPT 2 Monte Carlo - Hussain vs Luske

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Would you have acted the same way? What would you have done differently? Share your thoughts and feedback via this forum discussion about this hand.


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Tue Jun 21, 2011, 05:59 PM
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I wouldn't have folded A2 suited if I were that guy...

As far as Marcel vs. Hussain.... Fantastic move. I usually find myself unable to pull the trigger there, but if you sense weakness and know the guy is capable of folding, go for it. Marcel Luske may be a crazy aggressive player, but he knows how to fold.

Hussain's show is really cool for tilt factor, but now he has to have a real hand next time he tries a move like that.
Wed Jun 22, 2011, 12:23 PM
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I agree with Ori... I was shocked to see the A2 spades go into the muck. Obviously, Hussain sensed something with Luske that was out of character for him and took advantage of it. A great read and a great play.
Thu Jun 23, 2011, 11:34 AM
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I checked out the final results for this tournament, and they were:

1. Jeff Williams - $1,084,037
2. Arshad Hussain - $592,607
3. Aleksander Strandli - $302,326
4. Marc Karam - $234,875
5. Thierry Cazals - $202,354
6. Ross Boatman - $168,628
7. Marcel Luske - $134,902
8-27 ...

And at the time this hand happened, I guess they were already down to 7 at the final table.

Did you all catch the announcers noting that "[Hussein] is fronting, he's almost fronting ... he's doing everything but wave his finger in front of him here." And then later he said, "Luske really doesn't look comfortable here ... [he] has been bruised twice, and he's not getting involved again..."

Maybe it was a conscious decision to fold and hope for a better spot that never came. But Hussein was so in his face ... maybe this hand might also be an example of the mental aspect of the game, you know like keeping your head in the game when you're on a cooler? Some of the bad beats can be so sick ... I guess it's natural to go a little on tilt after a bad run, even for pros! But I guess the faster one can walk it off, the better, eh?

So much to practice with this game ... although I sure seem to get my share of sick beats, so I guess I'll have my share of opportunities to practice avoiding tilt

Work in progress I guess

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Last edited by TrustySam; Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM..

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