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Thomas Kelly’s thoughts on his dissapointing performance in the World Series

 

Remarking on his performance in the 2005 World Series of เเทงหวยออนไลน์ Thomas Keller says that although he did not play very well in the event, he was satisfied with his overall performance. He showed up late, at around 12.40 p.m. just in time to catch two hands before the first break. According to him, the hand that went against him was the first one after the break. He says that the blinds were $50-$100. He decided to bet $500 which was about half the pot, into his two opponents. The first player made it $1500 and the other one folded, putting the ball in his court again. Since he had just come in, he had not been able to read the play strategy of his opponent. Kelly says that he had $10,000 in chips and wasn’t sure where he was headed, but getting 3-1 with A-K seemed too good, to fold so he decided to call and see what happened next. Next, the player bet $2500 into the $4000 pot and confused him again. Kelly’s problem became compounded he says, as his hand was too big! cardplayer.com reports:

The problem was that I also held a big hand, three kings with the nut kicker, and given the way I had played it, I was pretty sure that he didn’t put me on a hand as big as the one I held, since I just called his small raise on the flop and checked the king on the turn. Therefore, I thought it was likely that he also made trip kings, possibly with an ace kicker but perhaps with a worse kicker.

The New Generation Young Poker Players

At almost every table at Mirage Hotel and Casino, one could see young poker players, barely in their 20’s and just out of college. Playing along with high-profile regulars in a tournament preceding the World Series of Poker, these fresh faces stood out. This young generation has mastered America’s oldest game – poker, at an alarming speed. Their success can be attributed to the internet as it gives them many years of playing experience in a short period of time. This tends to lure many youngsters from education and regular careers towards poker, in a quest for quick money. Established Poker pro Linda Johnson says that of  the new players entering poker rooms for the first time, almost 60 percent are below 28 years of age. These kids make a living at the poker tables and have attained the status of cult figures on television. One of the primary factors contributing to this growing poker craze among the new generation is the World Poker tour, broadcast on the Travel Channel. gotriad.com reports:

Phil Laak, known as the “Unabomber” for his sweatshirt hood and aviator glasses that evoke the wanted sketch for convicted mail bomber Theodore Kaczynski, gave up mechanical engineering and tossed a high-risk Wall Street trading gig before opting for Texas Hold’em. Antonio Esfandiari was 25 when he became the youngest person to win more than $1 million on the tour.