Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy


Team Event and a Crazy Limit Game

by Roy Winston |  Published: Jan 17, '08


Today was the team event at Aussie Millions, and my partner was Nick Binger. Nick played well, but his partner, me, donked off all the chips. The last hand I played, I made a Jack high flush and got all the money in on the turn. I was insta-called by the nut flush.

Next, I went up to support some friends in the 2nd group of the heads up event. I think I might have brought bad luck in that everyone I sweated lost. Mike Matusow, Lee Watkinson, Clonie Gowan, Michael Binger, Phil the Unibomber and Jennifer Tilly all lost. Mike Matusow then went to play a big mixed game and he wanted me to sweat him so I tagged along. It was a 400/800 limit Holdem, Omaha 8 or better, and Omaha High. Mike played well but lost a few pots and was down 8 or 9k. Then things started to turn and he picked up QQA3 in the Omaha 8 or better. There was 4 way action which was capped preflop, and the Unibomber was in the hand. The flop came 25 and 10, The action was 2 bet, three ways and a Q fell on the turn. Two bets, three ways followed, and a 5 came on the river. Mike bet, got a caller and scouped the pot. The next hand he looked down at 44 and called 2 bets. He flopped a 4 and turned the4, and scouped another big pot. A seat opened in the game and I took it. Over the next 4 hours Mike and I did pretty well, and finally the games live players left and I called it a night.

The heads up event is down to eight of us, and my draw is Lee Nelson, who has a long and impressive history of cashes, including the main event at the 2006 Aussie Millions. He is also the author of several poker booksi ncluding Kill Phil. Looks like it will be a good match tomorrow.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: or send an email to: with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

Any views or opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ownership or management of
Newsletterbanner Twitterbanner Fbbanner

Most Viewed Blogs