It’s not very often we see Doug Polk getting owned by a drunk amateur on screen, especially at his own poker room, the Lodge Poker Club. But a few weeks ago there was a great hand played where the Upswing Poker founder couldn’t find the hero call.
High Stakes ActionThe game was $25/$50 NL with a straddle in play. Polk limps with AdKh and “Action Adam” raises to $525. Polk 3-bets to $2,500 and Adam calls.
The flop comes 3s Qs 2c and Polk leads out for $1,400. Adam calls.
The turn is the 4s, giving both players a gutshot straight draw and Adam a flush draw, too. Polk checks and his opponent checks behind.
The river is the Qh, leaving both players with ace-high in a $8,000 pot.
Polk checked the river, assuming, no doubt, that he has the best hand here most of the time. The question is what will he do if his opponent bets which is exactly what happened seconds later.
Adam insta-announces that he is all-in for his remaining $9,700, leaving Polk with a prickly decision even though he quickly tells Adam that he thinks he is full of it.
Polk was, of course, correct but in the end couldn’t bring himself to make the call after which he was shown the stone cold bluff by Adam.
It wasn’t all bad, though, because Polk did end the session up $15,000 while the drunk Adam duysted off an eye-watering $40,000.
Check out the clip below for a full action-replay of the hand.