Live Events 2
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

A Wretchy Welcome for Rheem

Shamus • Level 3: 75-150, 0 ante

Dan "Wretchy" Martin had just been moved to Chino Rheem's table when the two of them immediately tangled in a hand. We picked up the action after the {Q-Spades}{2-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop with Rheem (small blind, Seat 2) firing a bet. "We gonna do this all day?" asked Martin from across the table (hijack, seat 5) before making the call. That made the pot about 5,000.

The turn brought the {A-Hearts} and another bet from Rheem, this time for 3,800. Martin deliberated a bit and then called once again. The river was the {8-Clubs}. Rheem looked across the felt to gauge Martin's reaction to the river card, then looked down and eventually checked. Martin quickly fired a bet of 8,500, leaving himself just about 2,000 behind.

Rheem went into the tank, then emerged ready to talk about it. He went through aloud the possible hands Martin could have. "Lay it down man," said Martin. "You think I'm going to come in here and bluff you from the get-go?" "Yes," said Rheem steadily. "Yes, I do."

Rheem asked Martin if he'd show his hand if he folded. "Nah," said Martin with a grin. "I don't know how that would affect the table dynamic." They continued for a couple more minutes before Rheem finally sent his cards to the muck.

"C'mon Wretchy... show," said Rheem. "I'll tweet it later," laughed Martin, who began composing the message out loud: "Just moved to new table," he said. "Beat Chino in a big pot..."

Martin has about 24,000 now, while Rheem slips to 8,500. Those interested in more details might check in over @Wretchy. Just remember, though, Martin knows @ChinoRheem is reading, too.

Tags: Chino RheemDaniel Martin