I watched a slick bluff today on ESPN when top pro Eli Elezra went against the talented newcomer Lex Veldhuis. This was one of those hands where there was no real bad play. Veldhuis just made a good play at the right time.
Elezra raises to 600 with pocket 4s and then Veldhuis raises to 2,300 with 97o. Eli calls.
Lex makes an interesting comment that, “I can make you chip leader of the whole tournament.”
The flop comes out A65o and Lex comes out with 3,300.
Eli comments that he likes the speech and shows pocket 4s as he folds. Lex shows the bluff and Eli dubs him as the best player on the felt today. Allan Cunningham balks a little bit at the comment but doesn’t add too much else.
There really was nothing wrong with the way Eli played this hand. On the other side, Lex had a really nice play at the pot and took it down with nothing.
Things got a little more sticky later and he ran into an opponent that flopped two pair but was able to bluff him because 4 clubs were on the board and he bet on each round.