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Hand 2 Hand Combat - Arnaud Mattern Catches Unabomber Bluff

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Feb 01, 2011


Arnaud Mattern: 10♥ 10♦ Phil Laak: A♣ K♣ Board: 5♥ 4♥ 2x 9♣ 6♠ (If you really need a suit for the two just make it a spade to be safe) Event: WPT Festa al Lago 2010 Buy-in: $10,000 + $300 Entrants: 335 First Prize: $831,500 Chip Counts: Arnaud Mattern: 53,025 Phil Laak: 49,025 Kyle Bowker: 70,000 Arnaud Mattern: An interesting hand occurred at the World Poker Tour Festa al Lago main event this year. Rebecca McAdam: What were the blinds when it occurred? AM: 200-400 with a 25 ante. RM: Ok so what happened? AM: Phil Laak raises under the gun to 1,025, and is called by Kyle Bowker (a very strong thinking player, third place finisher at European Poker Tour London in 2010). I call on the cut-off with a pair of red tens, and the blinds fold. Flop: 5-4-2 with two hearts. Pot: 3,900. Laak bets 3,000, ...

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