Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Top 10 Poker Hands of the Decade

Top 10 Poker Hands of the Decade

Here is my list of the top 10 poker hands of the decade (excluding online poker). Even if you've seen these poker hands before, they are a joy to watch again...and again.

#10. I bet he wished he overslept for the WSOP.

#9. "It was suited!"

#8. Admit it. You've made a mistake like this, right?

#7. Would you have made this call?

#6. Is this the worst play in the history of poker?

#5. Agree or disagree? Poker is a game of skill.

#4. Can you do this?

#3. Or this?

#2. You no longer have the right to bitch about a bad beat, ever again.

#1. This may be the one hand of poker that changed poker forever.

Let me know what you think of my list? Thanks!


Bronson Harrington said...

Thanks for compiling this list, it's a cracker.

I remember seeing #10 and thinking the same thing, I bet he wishes that he'd been late in arriving to that table.

gonk and his garbage said...

what about quad aces loosing to a royal flush?

Mitchell Cogert said...

Quad aces loosing to a royal flush... Happens all of the time playing online:-)

Actually, I did see that amazing hand and put it on the list originally. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XunAlp2azhA


1perry1 said...

How could you not include Jen Harman's losing boat to Corey Zidman's straight flush?

Mitchell Cogert said...

Wow! I think when I first watched this bad beat, it was so bad, I erased it from my memory.

You are right--it is an awful suck out at the end.

Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv6LphKM0nk


1perry1 said...

Actually after the flop David was drawing to Broadway and looking at a rainbow on the board - I think he folded too quickly. After Harman's raise on the turn he exposes his hand when he tells her he thinks she has AK so Jen's bet on the river was not as automatic as it appears when the 7d peels off. And he checks his hand also so I'm not so sure the auto bet on the river made that much sense. She even says I knew you had that.

VBDave said...

Great list, but I do have one comment.The Yukon Brad bluff against Ivey on HSP should be there way before a hand that's only there because Hellmuth crybabied about it and called another player names. just my opinion.

Mitchell Cogert said...


Thanks--it's an interesting bluff, but I don't think that play by Brad is a wise one. Brad bets over $250,000 on the flop to win $30,000. If it was a tournament, he'd be insta-called by Phil.

But, here, Phil's fold only costs him about $15,000--which is not even one big blind in the games he plays all the time.

Here is the link to view the hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0b1HQAvTbU



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