Bluff Catchers

  • Big Stax XXI 1100 1:40 PM
  • Level 25 (20000/40000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Remaining: 12
  • Average Stack: 1,862,000
  • Next Payout: $6,773
joe mckeehan
Joe McKeehen, Day 3 Level 25

Action folded to Mike Mercaldo in the small blind and he completed. McKeehen checked his option.

Flop: 9♥5♥4♣ Pot: 110k

Mercaldo fired out for 60k and was called.

Turn: Q♦ Pot: 230k

Mercaldo bet 150k. McKeehen called.

River: Q♣ Pot: 530k

Mercaldo bet again, 350k. McKeehen thought for a few moments before making the call. Mercaldo showed the 7♥6♥ for a huge draw on the flop that bricked out. McKeehen showed a bluff catcher at the right time, 7♠5♣.

McKeehen remains steady and now has ~3.9M. Mercaldo is working with ~1M after the encounter.