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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- David Cairns

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 11, 2009


David Cairns Applies Pressure on the River With a Check-Raise Bluff-Shove Want to study real poker hands with the Internet’s most successful players? In this series, Card Player offers hand analysis with online poker’s leading talent. Craig Tapscott: I like the format of the FTOPS event. Please explain it for Card Player readers. David “muckducks” Cairns: It was a six-max four-times shootout. Essentially, what that entails is that the player who wins will have sequentially won four tables comprised of six players. CT: Which table is this hand from? DC: This one is from the first table, where I emerge the winner. CT: You had just captured an FTOPS event a few days earlier. Congratulations. DC: Thanks. I won the first FTOPS event of this series, so I was going to be confident in entering another event in the same series. Right off the bat at this table, I opened ...

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