Articles by: Dan OBrien

Idol Hands … Putting Your Opponent in the Cage

Dan OBrien | February 15, 2015

Ms. Finland stone cold bluffs Hands Sara Chafak Ah2d Ronnie Bardah 8c4s Stacks Sara Chafak 1 million Ronnie Bardah 1 million It’s the first hand of heat seven on a new poker TV show called “Shark Cage,” where the winners of each heat will face off at a final table for a $1,000,000 first prize. [...]

Idol Hands … Turning A Big Hand Into An Even Bigger Bluff

Dan OBrien | November 15, 2014

Reinkemeier bluffs top pair Hands Tobias Reinkemeier QcQh Jonathan Duhamel Jd9d Stacks Tobias Reinkemeier 1,000,000 Jonathan Duhamel 1,200,000 Blinds 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante We pick up the action on one of poker’s elite tournament players, German powerhouse Tobias Reinkemeier. To make matters worse for his opponents, he’s in the cut off position with a [...]

Idol Hands … Dan Smith takes advantage

Dan OBrien | October 15, 2014

Jeffrey Chang puts himself in a tough spot Dan Smith       Ks9s Jeffrey Chang  KhTd Stacks Dan Smith       2,200,000 Jeffrey Chang  709,000 Blinds 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante Action is folded around to one of the most dangerous tournament players in the game, Dan Smith, who happens to have a pile of chips totaling over 2 [...]

Idol Hands … The Biggest Pot I’ve Ever Played

Dan OBrien | September 15, 2014

O’Brien takes on Michael Rocco at the ’14 WPT LA Poker Classic Hands Dan O’Brien: Ac Ah Michael Rocco: Kd Qd Stacks Dan O’Brien: 2,040,000 Michael Rocco: 3,500,000 This month’s hand took place at the 2014 WPT L.A. Poker Classic that recently aired on television. The tournament had been six-handed all day, but just lost [...]

Idol Hands … ZeeJustin vs. Deoxyribo

Dan OBrien | August 15, 2014

Internet heroes face off in the $1,500 6-handed event at the ’14 WSOP Hands Justin Bonomo QsTh Daniel Strelitz  7h5h Stacks Justin Bonomo 2 Million Daniel Strelitz 1.9 Million The $1,500 six-handed event at the World Series of Poker seems to be every young no limit hold’em pro’s favorite event, and the final three players [...]

Idol Hands … $7 million decision

Dan OBrien | July 15, 2014

Two heads-up gurus battle for the big one Hands Daniel Negreanu KhQs Daniel Colman Ad4d Stacks Daniel Negreanu 70,000,000 Daniel Colman 56,000,000 The million dollar buy-in “Big One for One Drop” event at the World Series is always going to be exciting. With such obscene money up for grabs and some of the world’s best [...]

Idol Hands … Heads Up For A Bracelet

Dan OBrien | June 15, 2014

Vanessa Selbst vs. Jason Mo with a bracelet on the line Hands Vanessa Selbst: QcQd Jason Mo: AsQs Stacks Vanessa Selbst: 4,630,000 Jason Mo: 5,190,000 This month we have the pleasure of delving inside the head of the legendary Vanessa Selbst on her way to her third World Series of Poker bracelet. She’s facing off [...]