Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Grump strikes again

With five players left in The Colossus, Event No. 5 at the World Series of Poker, Brad McFarland raised to 1.1 million from the cutoff with the K Q. Adi Prasetyo called from the Big Blind with 4 2, a hand referred to as The Grump. Notice that he chose to slow play his monster.

The flop was 3 10 5. Presetyo shrewdly checked to the pre-flop raiser to induce a continuation bet. McFarland obliged and bet 1.2 million, and now Presetyo sprang his trap. He check-raised to 4.785 million which forced McFarland to fold.

Sometimes, poker is too easy.

For other poker tips, see my friend Bob's web site at The Poker Grump.


  1. Love your header photo. Maybe I could learn poker. My grandkids call me "Grumpa!"

    1. RE header, yeah, I'm getting geared up for the World Series of Poker which is held at the Rio in Las Vegas.