It Ain’t Over … Borgata Lessons
A great story has come out of The Borgata Open that once again proves that Yogi Berra was a frickin’ genius. We’re of course referring to his famed poker advice “A hand ain’t over ‘till it’s over.”
OK, I paraphrase.
But a player in the Open’s $400 + $50 Pot Limit Omaha H/L tournament found out — well not the hard way — but he found out how true that is.
According to the Borgata’s tournament blog, player Douglas Hamshaw was all in for about $7k and was holding 2234 when the flop came out as three high cards.
So he figured he was screwed, got up and left the table.
“I was going for the low and when I saw that (the flop) I gave up,” he later told The Borgata.
Turns out that those high cards included a set of jacks, with the last one coming on the river. Lo and behold, Hamshaw’s deuces gave him a boat and he won the hand.
So a $21K pot was put in front of his seat and Borgata officials, not exactly armed with a lot of info on the guy, went looking for him.
The next thing you know, the bubble breaks and then his stack lasted until the end of the day’s play, when Hamshaw was finally found at a slot machine.
He’s one of 17 players left going into today’s play.
I had just lost a big pot and had so few chips that I cashed it in mentally,” said Hamshaw. “The lesson is stay until the hand is really over.”
Yogi already knew that.