Esther Taylor, better known as E-Tay, is a mixed game player who also knows how to kick ass in no-limit hold ’em tournaments. Andrew talks to her about learning new games, being a poker-playing mom, and more. Plus Carlos Welch and his alter ego Carloose join for strategy discussion!
0:30 – hello
8:29 – strat
46:20 – etay
NLHE tournament, 2000/4000 with a 400 ante. I had the big stack at the table, at about 280k or so. The villain in this hand was second in chips with 235k. There were roughly 36 players left, with 32 getting paid.
Action folds to him in the hijack, he makes it 11,500, I have JJ, and make it 30k. All fold back to him, he calls quickly.
Pot is ~69k . He checks blind (he did this a lot). Flop comes 467r. I bet 45K, Villain calls.
Pot ~159k. He checks blind again (less common for him to do this on the turn). Turn is a 2. I check behind.
~159k. River is a 3. He thinks for a couple seconds and shoves for 161k.