Episode 197: Eileen Sutton

Eileen Sutton discovered poker later in her life, but that only heightened her passion for the game. In this interview, Eileen beautifully describes her love affair with poker and the strange set of coincidences that resulted in her learning from the likes of Matt Matros, Ed Miller, Matt Berkey, and Christian Soto.

Eileen is the author of The Total Poker Manual. You can follow her on Twitter @PokerForGirls and read the articles she’s written for Red Chip Poker.

In our strategy segment, our correspondent asks about how to play a big draw facing some weird bets.

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0:30 – Hello & Welcome
14:56 – Strategy
48:27 – Interview: Eileen Sutton


Edit: Replaced with the correct hand history!

WSOP Senior’s circuit event in Cherokee, NC. The blinds are 800/1,600 with a 400 ante. I have approximately 42K in chips and villain covers. There are 9 players at the table.

Villain in 3rd position limps. I am directly to his left with KsQs and raise to 3,500. BB calls.

Pot is now 14,900 and I have 38,100 remaining.

Flop is Jc 8h 4s. BB checks and villain bets 3,000. I call.

Pot is now 20,900 and I have $35,100 remaining. Turn is 9s making the board Jc 8h 4s 3s. Villain again leads for 3,000. I call.

We go to the river with $26,900 pot and my stack at $32,100. The river is a blank and he checks.

2 thoughts on “Episode 197: Eileen Sutton

  1. I’m not sure how accurate this is for Eileen, but in the discussion at the end about showing bluffs I thought of something I read somewhere about reasons to play. So keeping stereotypes intact might be the way to make most money but on the other hand destroying stereotypes can also be something that someone gets out of the game.

    I also think it may be +EV for certain players to show bluffs in certain games. Some opponents (and I’m thinking of a lot of live players here) have a tendency to call too much, so if they are reducing that (and playing more balanced) against players they assume always have it due to stereotyping, then showing the occasional bluff and letting them know it’s ok to always call down (what they really want to do anyway) might be a good strategy.

  2. I truly enjoyed Eileen’s honesty and hearing about her adventures with poker and writing, especially creative writing. It was fascinating to hear about her experience with Matt Matros in her class. Good luck to her in playing, editing, and writing about poker!

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