The first hand saw the UTG player raise 4x and get one caller, then check after the flop came 6♦T♦3♣. His opponent fired a bet and he laughingly folded his hand face up -- T♠3♦ for two pair. (The winner had 5♣2♣.) On the next hand a player open-folded K♣K♠, and the table broke up in laughter again.Later, Martin quoted Jennifer on the strategic thinking necessary in a second-best tournament:
"Multi-way is actually pretty hard," said Shahade, referring to how tricky it can be with several in the pot to finish with exactly the second-best hand, not to mention figure out how to negotiate your way through the betting. "If there's two people who are engaged in playing against you and one of them is making a mistake, then that mistake can hurt you. So it's an interesting in terms of game theory, but I can't really figure out anything past that yet. Heads-up is easy, though -- there you're just thinking of hand values and reversing them."In case you're wondering, no, the prize money for second place in the event was not bigger than for first place -- although that would have made for an interesting heads-up matchup. All you'd have to do is leave the table, so your blinds and antes increased your opponent's stack while yours diminished.