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Event 20: $5,000 Limit Hold'em

Limit Talk

Happy_Freaked • Level 2: 200-400, 0 ante

We just caught a standard hand with fun chatter over at table #356, between Jameson Painter and Daniel Negreanu. Painter is quite the experienced Limit Hold'em player with three World Series of Poker final tables under his belt. His biggest result came back in 2010 when he finished fourth in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship, cashing $140,760.

The Canadian super star doesn't need an introduction but some of you guys might not know, two of his four bracelets came in this particular game. In 2008 he won the $2,000 event cashing $204,863, and back in 2004 he won the same event which earned him $169,100.

The hand in question started with a raise from Painter who was under the gun and both the button and the big blind, Negreanu, called. The flop came down {K-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Negreanu check-called Painter's bet. The turn was the {Q-Clubs} and Negreanu check-called 400 this time. On the river, the {A-Clubs} showed up and the same bet got check-called. Painter turned over {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} for a turned set and Negreanu mucked his hand after which the chatter started.

"You fold when I check-raise the flop right?," Daniel Negreanu just said to his neighbor Jameson Painter who sarcastically replied with, "Right...".

"Fifteen years ago they would've just folded queens there to a check-raise there right?," Eugene Katchalov added jokingly.

"Fifteen years ago you would fold jacks after a three-bet. Let's say someone raised under the gun and middle position would three-bet, you would just fold jacks. Nowadays you four-bet and the first player has ace-eight and the other king-jack," Negreanu replied, while some good old Limit Hold'em banter started.

"Sklansky said you had to fold ace-queen under the gun," Jameson Painter snapped back while the dealer was tossing out another round of cards. The first couple of levels are easy going and it seems as the players are enjoying this mechanical game so far. The game will surely speed up at some point, that's one thing we know for sure!

Tags: Daniel NegreanuEugene KatchalovJameson Painter