Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Bluffing With the Best Hand

• Taso 6: 200-400, 50 ante

After the under the gun player limped, Rick Kozlowski raised to 1,375. The big blind called and the limper folded. The two players saw a {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop heads up. After his opponent checked, Kozlowski fired out 1,975 and was met with a call. The turn was a {7-Hearts} and again the player first to act checked. Kozlowski went all in for 4,900 chips and waited as his opponent counted out the chips, realizing it would leave him with less than 2,000 left, and tanked.

When the player finally did decide to call, Kozlowski was happy to find that his {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} was ahead of the {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} held by his opponent. The {9-Diamonds} river was scary, but ultimately harmless and Kozlowski doubled up to about 17,000.

Tagit: Rick Kozlowski