Darryll Fish er en proff online og live turneringsspiller med base i Florida. Forrige uke ble han nummer 3 ved 2013 World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open ved Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino i Hollywood, Florida for $126 000 og har med den premien passerte han over $1 000 000 i premiepenger ved live turneringer.
Fish er gjest ved Strategy with Kristy podcast og diskuterer noen interessante hender som ble spilt mot slutten av turneringen. Den første hånden han snakker om skjedde når det var 2 bord igjen i turneringen.
Her er et utdrag fra intervjuet:
Evan Teitelbaum was at my table, and he'd been up and down in chips throughout the tournament. He's a local guy, and I've played with him a lot. The blinds were 10,000/20,000, and he min-raised to 40,000 from the cutoff. He had about 1.5 million to start the hand. At this point, I had around 2 million and was close to the chip lead. I was in the small blind with ace-queen offsuit. Against a lot of people, it would be pretty standard to three-bet for value with my hand, but against this type of player, I didn't think he would four-bet light. He's not the type to get into a preflop battle. So, more often than not, if I three-bet, he's just going to call, and it's going to be sort of difficult to play post flop. It would just be a high-variance situation. I decided to flat and keep the pot small, and if I hit the flop, I'm likely to be dominating him.
"Then, the big blind made it 120,000 with about 900,000 total. This was a pretty interesting situation because the big blind was a pretty solid player, so I knew he wasn't doing it with an air type of hand, but I also thought that he likely didn't have something very strong because he would have probably sized his three-bet a littler larger. Evan ended up calling the three-bet, so at that point, there was over a quarter-million in the pot — almost 300,000. Even though I knew the big blind had a strong range in that spot, I looked at it as a very good opportunity to be able to pick up a nice pot preflop. I knew that Evan was never calling a shove, and like I said before, I didn't think the big blind had a really strong hand, so I decided to just move all in to try and take down almost 300,000 with no showdown. The big blind ended up folding pocket nines, and Evan folded without saying what he had. It ended up working out pretty well.