They say “fortune favors the brave.” That phrase is really put to the test when playing the Seven-Deuce game at a high-stakes cash game table. But that’s exactly what went down in the latest episode of The Lodge Live, the livestream from the Austin, TX card room that recently added Doug Polk, Andrew Neeme, and Brad Owen as co-owners.
As a part of Monster Meet Up Week at The Lodge, the three poker YouTube stars took a seat in a live-streamed $5/$10/$25 No Limit Hold’em game. The Texas action, as advertised, was wild, and only adding to the stakes was the iconic Seven-Deuce game.
The rules: whoever wins a hand (whether by folding everyone out or by showdown) with seven-deuce wins $100 from every player plus an additional $100 from the last player to fold. It’s a side-action favorite among many home games and not too often do you get to see those dynamics play out on a livestream. In many instances here, it really changed the game.
So, in the midst of an action-packed stream, we pulled (nearly) every instance where someone tried to get away with one and bluff out the opposition with seven-deuce. Some in which bravery brought fortune…and a couple where it didn’t.
Doug Does The Polka
Polk had the first opportunity of the night to make something happen with seven-deuce and he wasn’t going to pass it up.
Owen Makes A Big Move
A similar situation went down when Brad Owen tried to make a move on ‘Poker Traveller’ only this time, Ceddy Travino was a little more reluctant to get out of the way.
Polk Gets Pushed Out
Polk picked up the seven-deuce again and was more than willing to put some money in the pot however sometimes following through with a big bluff just isn’t in the cards.
Bluffing With The Best Hand
It’s a rare occasion when you are trying to pick up the seven-deuce bounty and you’re actually holding the best hand.
E Makes It Look Easy
‘E’ goes for back-to-back seven-deuce bounties and shows off that sometimes all you need to do it play it straight.
Any Two Will Do
‘Poker Traveler’ had the most encounters with seven-deuce, twice he needed to defend against it. So when he was the one holding it, he wasn’t about to let it go even when faced with an all-in.
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