The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is over and the bracelet winner is Marti Roca de Torres of Spain, which WSOP.com says ” was among the least experienced players at the final table.”
He didn’t need too much experience with one key hand during the tournament, a huge win from Day 3. Let’s break it down.
Roca raises pre-flop with Jack-10 of spades with an 11,500-chip bet. Ole Schemion, with nothing but a 6 of hearts and 5 of clubs, calls the raise as the big blind, which gives him enough of a discount to see the flop.
Out comes the flop, and on practically any other hand, it’s great news for that 6-5 offsuit: It’s 7-8-9. But as you might have picked up, it’s horrendous news for Schemion … because Roca also has a straight, and it’s the better one. Uh-oh.
Here’s where you can get a lesson in how to bet with a hand like that: After Schemion checks, Roca throws in 13,500 chips. It’s not a HUGE bet, so it’s enough to entice his opponent. Schemion then raises, a power…