Pro Perspectives with Jessica Dawley
Every week, 888poker Pro Jessica Dawley watches Poker Night in America and highlights her favorite hands from the episode. Go inside the mind of a pro and see how Jessica would have played the hand!
Retiring from Florida
First hand folds around to the button and Gavin just mucks an A♦ , which is usually a raise spot for me. Aldridge raises to $300 with J ♦ 10♥ and gets called by Elezra out of straddle. They each flop a pair. Aldridge bets the flop and is called then turns two pair and is called again on turn. (I think Elezra should have folded turn because it's not a great card to call a second street on. The river brings two pair for Elezra who calls a third bet by Aldridge. (This hand should have finished on turn but Elezra couldn't find the fold button)
The multi ways to flop.
One of the most interesting hands of the episode was what I nicknamed “The multi ways to flop.” Four players say the flop but it was heads up after flop Aldridge (A ♣ K ♣ ) vs. Jaffee (7 ♦ 5♦ ). Flop A♦ 4 ♦ 4♣. Aldridge cbets ($1100 into $1225) Jaffee calls. The turn is Q♦ and both players check. The river is 7♣ Jaffee leads with $2375. Aldridge tank calls knowing he's beat. (This I don't really get because he’s not beating much, this is more of a crying call).
The worst call of the night.
IMO the worst call of the night goes to Matt Russell. It is 5ways pre-flop and 2♠ 8♣ 9♥ Raj leads $800 into $1575. Russell raises to $2100 with 8 ♦ 9♦ (I like his raise here vs Raj). Raj tank calls. Turn is the 6♥ . Raj checks, Russell bets $2500, Raj calls. River 7♥ and Raj snap goes all in for $6,025 into 10k pot. Russell tank calls. (I don't like Raj's call on turn since he's not getting right odds. And I really don't like Russell’s call on river because everything gets there the flush and any 5/10 makes a straight. I think Russell got frustrated and made a bad call).