10 Suspicious Hands Played by Mike Postle on Livestream
Table Of Contents
- 1. Bluff Catches with Kings Despite Multiple Players Behind Him
- 2. Calls Two Preflop All-Ins With Five-High
- 3. Floats Five-High Three Ways, Bluffs All In on Turn
- 4. Induces a Bluff, Then Reshoves Weak Pair on River
- 5. Check-Calls Down Against Two Players, Donk-Shoves River When Everyone Misses
- 6. Cold-Calls Six-High Against a Four-Bet, Gets 440 Big Blinds in While Ahead on Turn
- 7. Loses the Minimum After River Cooler
- 8. Executes Huge Re-Bluff in Large Pot With Players Behind
- 9. Barrels All In With Air Against Two Check-Calls on Dangerous Board
- 10. Gets in Second Pair After Huge Preflop Action Multiple Ways
The poker world continues to be abuzz over the cheating allegations levied at Mike Postle, who reportedly took six figures out of the livestreamed games at Stones Gambling Hall in California.
While the conversation has shifted in many spots from whether he cheated to how exactly he pulled it off and what should be done about it, many observers may not have had a chance to trawl through the forums and Twitter discussions to see all of the evidence.
In that vein, PokerNews decided to put together a compilation of some of the most discussed hands, so viewers can learn what aroused suspicions and decide for themselves how they feel. Those with more time can check out the full video breakdowns by Joe Ingram, each lasting several hours, here and here.
1. Bluff Catches with Kings Despite Multiple Players Behind Him
In this hand, Postle faces multi-way action with kings on an ace-high board. When action checks to the button, Postle calls sizable bets on the flop and turn despite the strong possibility he has minimal equity in the hand given how many players are in the pot.
2. Calls Two Preflop All-Ins With Five-High
While five-four offsuit is not typically a hand that most players will get stacks in with preflop, Postle still doesn't hesitate to get in around 90 blinds here — counting the $45 straddle as the blind — three ways. Fortunately for him, both of his opponents had ace-king, giving him the equity edge.
3. Floats Five-High Three Ways, Bluffs All In on Turn
Facing heavy action on a very dangerous board, Postle calls with air on the flop despite facing a large bet with a player behind him. Then, he bluffs all in on the turn in a spot where he could have zero equity.
4. Induces a Bluff, Then Reshoves Weak Pair on River
Postle makes it to the river with a weak one-pair hand here against a player running a large triple-barrel bluff. Rather than simply bluff catch, Postle induces with a small river bet then shoves over his opponent's bluff.
5. Check-Calls Down Against Two Players, Donk-Shoves River When Everyone Misses
This time in an eight-way pot, Postle has no fear of any opponents having a strong hand, calling large flop and turn bets in a three-way pot with a gutshot against two flush draws. When everyone misses, despite being out of position, he shoves into both opponents to take down the pot.
6. Cold-Calls Six-High Against a Four-Bet, Gets 440 Big Blinds in While Ahead on Turn
Facing an open, a three-bet, and a four-bet, Postle cold-calls with six-three suited on the button and goes heads-up against ace-king suited. He flops bottom pair against the nut-flush draw, calls a flop bet, then shoves the turn when he's still slightly ahead.
7. Loses the Minimum After River Cooler
Facing a player who has been shown to run large bluffs — see Hand No. 4 above — Postle makes eights full on the river. He checks and faces a river bet. Despite a seeming cut-and-dry check-shove spot with only about a pot-sized bet left, Postle opts just to call and runs into a bigger full house.
8. Executes Huge Re-Bluff in Large Pot With Players Behind
Four players get to the turn in a massive three-bet pot, and the strongest hand on the paired board is a pair of tens in the hole. A player with a zero-equity bluff takes a stab, and Postle raises to win the pot, forcing out the players who have him beat and isolating the player with air.
9. Barrels All In With Air Against Two Check-Calls on Dangerous Board
With seven-deuce offsuit against a pocket pair of jacks, Postle three-bets and then barrels off on a dangerous board on which his opponent could easily have a strong hand. Postle caps it off with an overbet shove on the river.
10. Gets in Second Pair After Huge Preflop Action Multiple Ways
Two players put in nearly $1,000 apiece with one player all in preflop. Despite the massive action, Postle calls with nine-five offsuit, flops second pair, and fearlessly shoves into a four-bettor who misses the flop with ace-queen suited.
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In this Series
- 1 Mike Postle Accused of Cheating During Livestreamed Cash Games
- 2 10 Suspicious Hands Played by Mike Postle on Livestream
- 3 Stones Gambling Hall Suspends All Poker Broadcasts Following Alleged Cheating
- 4 Stones Launches Investigation Into Postle Cheating Saga
- 5 PokerNews Podcast: Stones Scandal
- 6 Mike Postle Goes on Mike Matusow's 'The Mouthpiece' Podcast, Denies Cheating
- 7 LATB, WSOP, PokerStars, and More on Security of Their Livestreams
- 8 Mike Postle, Stones Parties Hit With $10M Lawsuit
- 9 Graphics Company Reacts to Mike Postle Cheating Allegations Saga
- 10 Watch List: Investigative Videos Mike Postle Cheating Allegations
- 11 Watch Whistleblower Veronica Brill on Joey Ingram's Podcast
- 12 PokerNews Podcast: Jeff Boski on Postle Scandal
- 13 Mike Postle's Lawyer: "I Know Such Streaks Are Possible"
- 14 The Postle Lawsuit is Not as Clear Cut As It May Seem
- 15 Top 10 Stories of 2019: Mike Postle Caught Cheating on Livestream
- 16 Mike Postle Accused of Avoiding Court Summons
- 17 Mike Postle Files, Possibly Leaks Own Motion to Dismiss
- 18 Marle Cordeiro Files Lawsuit Against Mike Postle Seeking $250K
- 19 Stones in New Motion to Dismiss Mike Postle Lawsuit: “Casinos Do Not Owe a General Duty of Care to Gamblers"
- 20 Motion for Sanctions Filed Against Mike Postle; Latest on Motion to Dismiss
- 21 Plaintiffs Respond to Stones & Justin Kuraitis Motions to Dismiss in Mike Postle Case
- 22 PokerNews-Op Ed: Postle Tightlipped in Oral Arguments, Motion to Dismiss Outcome a Coinflip
- 23 Plaintiffs' Case Against Mike Postle, Stones Dismissed by Judge
- 24 Plaintiff's Lawyer Offers a Reflection on the Stones/Mike Postle Ruling
- 25 Judge Dismisses Marle Cordeiro’s Case Against Mike Postle for Lack of Jurisdiction
- 26 Settlement Finalized for 60 Plaintiffs in Case With Stones, Kuraitis
- 27 Mike Postle, Justin Kuraitis Break Silences in Wake of Settlement
- 28 Leaked Term Sheet Reveals Details Regarding Stones/Kuraitis Settlement; Plaintiffs Paid $40,000
- 29 The Muck: Kuraitis, Stones Lash Out After Twitter Silence
- 30 Plaintiff's Counsel Maurice "Mac" VerStandig Reflects on the Mike Postle Litigation
- 31 Galfond, Berkey Helping Propel Research into Mike Postle's Play
- 32 Top Stories of 2020, #5: Mike Postle Saga Winds Down
- 33 Postle Hit With Two Motions to Strike, Dropped by Lawyers