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Poker Player Loses Massive Pot After Showing Card To Opponent

Tags: Bicycle Casino, Bitcoin Yoda, Eric Hicks.
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 by "T".

What could have driven this poker player to show his card at a crucial time to his opponent - arrogance, recklessness, or just plain stupidity? Read on to find out what happened and tell us what you think.

In the world of poker, it is considered absolutely very risky to show your opponent one of your hole cards, most especially if it's during a live hand and the stakes are high. On Monday this week at the Bicycle Casino located just outside of Los Angeles, a poker player was reminded this dire consequence after he revealed one of his cards in an ultra-deepstacked NLHE cash game.

According to Live at the Bike!, the stakes in the game were remarkably just $5-$5 with a $5 ante, but thanks to the Mississippi straddle, the game plays much bigger.

The board ran out: ADiamond5Diamond2ClubKDiamond4Spade

A player who goes by the nickname "Bitcoin Yoda" bet $10,000 into a pot of $15,000. It was Eric Hicks turn on the button to make a decision.

While Hicks (who made a deep run in this year's WSOP Main Event, taking home $33,305) was figuring out what's his next move, Bitcoin Yoda then offered that he will show him a card. Hicks picked one, and then Bitcoin Yoda showed him the 3Spade. At that point, Hicks now knew he was facing at least the wheel, and the best possible scenario for his opponent is going to be a six-high straight.

It didn't take long for Hicks to make it to $25,000. Bitcoin Yoda quickly called with 4Club3Spade for a flopped straight. However, his hand was practically blown away by Hicks' flush when he revealed 7Diamond6Diamond. Hicks then claimed the pot worth 13,000 big blinds.

Bitcoin Yoda kept his cool and showed sportsmanship, saying to Hicks "nice hand."


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15 comments for "Poker Player Loses Massive Pot After Showing Card To Opponent"

 shokaku8/30/2018 9:32:57 AM GMT
Not really a smart move. Player just gave away to much info. He had a straight, and could not have a flush. Made it easy for the opponent. Opponent could even fold a hand like a set or two pair, if he had this type of hand. Even worse, he knew his small flush was good, and he could extract more money.
 Gerimantas8/30/2018 11:03:20 AM GMT
Yes very stupid decision he make and this means he loses the pot of 65000. I not know what he thinks the show one card, maybe he thinks it is.good decision to have some advantage, but in end we see this was totap bad move and he lost big pot
 Mober8/30/2018 2:19:47 PM GMT
That was a very bi and silly mistake. If he hadnt done that, the outcome could have been way different, with him losing less probably.
The moment he showed that three, the other player knew he had not a flush and that his seven high flush would win.
Lets see if he is going to repeat this move again in his life Smile
 Serpang8/30/2018 2:41:55 PM GMT
Reporter should be ask him what was his reason, lol. Never hear player show his card before the hand finish. He is very rich maybe, so that huge amount of money is nothing for him, so he donate it Smile Smile
 misteriopj8/30/2018 4:49:46 PM GMT
Actually I do not know what he wanted to do but the joke was very expensive, let the other follow his game, are things that happen, but the letters are for yourself is the essence of the game, let's hope the lesson learned
 pajalnick8/30/2018 5:11:15 PM GMT
of course this is a very stupid action ... maybe the player wanted to intimidate the opponent but he did not succeed .... very often the excessive bravado comes out as a result of big problems .... it is necessary to be more modest in their actions ... and then it will be possible better
 CALICUL8/30/2018 6:30:07 PM GMT
When you do not have data about this player, you can not know what's in his head. Maybe he thought his opponent has a straight, make a bluff or maybe this man has memory loss. there are other options such as headache, stomach or boredom. It would be best for someone to ask him what happened there.
 damosk8/30/2018 6:31:28 PM GMT
An interesting decision by Mr Bitcoin Yoda (incidentally, what a fantastic name). You wouldn’t find your run of the mill Joe sowing a card at such a stage of a game, regardless of the stakes, in my humble opinion and experience. As it is, Mr Yoda is now becoming world famous, even if he hadn’t previously been. Nice strategy don’t ya think!
 doubletop7778/31/2018 7:19:51 AM GMT
I cannot see why anyone would want to show a card at anytime of a hand. When he did show the card, it did become a very good opportunity to make a bluff and i can see the reason why he called after the big raise
 Mober8/31/2018 3:12:33 PM GMT
This is a mistake that not even new players are making.
And playing a live game at this level, it means he is not new to this.
Who knows what he was thinking and ended up doing this move.
Maybe he was absolutely sure he would win the hand ?
 shokaku8/31/2018 3:41:32 PM GMT
He had flopped the nuts, and may have been under the impression that he would be ahead, even if turn and river changed the picture. But we don't know the action on the earlier streets, so are in a limbo.
 pajalnick8/31/2018 6:09:50 PM GMT
Posted by Mober:
This is a mistake that not even new players are making.
And playing a live game at this level, it means he is not new to this.
Who knows what he was thinking and ended up doing this move.
Maybe he was absolutely sure he would win the hand ?

probably just so he thought ... when in the hands of a good card, then not a very strong player thinks only of his good card and does not suppose the thought that the opponent can have a better map .... this is certainly a big mistake .... and in eventually he paid for this mistake ... Big Smile
 dule-vu9/1/2018 2:11:38 PM GMT
dont know why he made move like this and to show other player one card!after that everything was easy for player to pay and see that his hand is best hand!to play for so big stack and to show one card before end of hand is very stupid!
 vic759/2/2018 1:15:02 AM GMT
It was a stupid move of course a real pro would check raise all in representing a queen ten nut flush
 CALICUL9/13/2018 7:17:00 PM GMT
Here is the possibility that he thinks his opponent has a straight, and he paid too much for that hand. The respective player who pay considered at that moment a 3 or a bluff. Probably the player who won the hand is a great bluffing player. Things like this hand can happen.

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