My dream home game (888 forum – blog of the month competition)
My top poker table players are invited to my NLHE €5/10 home game tonight!
We are right now sitting around the table in the living room in my apartment in Portomaso, Malta. I took down the two first pots, to my big surprise without any big resistance. Maybe they are just polite in the beginning of this game. I’m quite certain it will be totally different within an hour.
I was given total freedom to invite the players on top of my wish list for a game like this. I have now put together a table with players that will guarantee lots of laughter and entertainment. I also thought about having a mix of players that would allow me to make some profit at the same time.
Let me introduce to you the players around the table and some thoughts about why I picked them:
Seat 1 – Fredrik Lövgren, My little brother Fredrik is a surprisingly good player when he’s not tilting, and very funny. He was crushing the 888live Main and had a big chip lead going into the final day before he was quite unlucky in a couple of pots.
Seat 2 – Daniel Negreanu – The most winning live player ever and always incredibly entertaining. Needs no further introduction, He will play a lot of pots but I know how to use my image and bluff him in some big pots.
Seat 3 – Gus Hansen – This living legend is relaxed, super loose and seems very friendly and verbal. He has lost a lot of money online the last years but make no mistake, he knows how to play poker! He is the opposite of money scared which could be something to exploit if one pick up some good hands. Definitely planning to double up through him.
Seat 4 – Guy Laliberté – The founder of Circle de Soleil is for sure a great entrepreneur and also seems like a fantastic personality. The “Big one for one drop” is a great tournament with a huge buy-in as well as big charity part going to fresh water in poor countries. That’s a great initiative from a rich businessman who loves poker. He is definitely not afraid to play big pots with marginal hands so here I think a nice trap would give me an opportunity to win a huge pot.
Seat 5 – Sofia Lövgren – Smart to have position on seat 3 and 4.
Seat 6 – Barack Obama – The most powerful man in the world will be extremely interesting to get to know. I have so many questions for him. I’d love to hear his visions about what the world will look like in 20 years, if he likes Vladimir Putin and much more. It doesn’t look like he plays poker very well but he should be very intelligent and learn quickly. I have a feeling he will be a calling station so I’m going to make big bets on all streets for value against him.
Seat 7 – Luca Moschitta – My boyfriend lives in our apartment and is of course here playing tonight! He is a very good poker player and I don’t expect to stack him. He is still an obvious choice for domestic peace.
I also invited Alex Dreyfus. He is a very interesting personality and is doing a lot of great work for poker right now but he was busy attending some Global Poker Index award ceremony somewhere in Europe.
Neither could Thierry Derks, Directeur du sport etude de Paris, come. He is the guy who luckboxed the EPT Ladies Event last week in Deauville. I had some questions for him but he just sent me a message that he had bought in for another Woman’s Event in Paris where he thought there was much better value.
Oops, I’m just now looking down on a beautiful flop of A, J, 3. Gus leads out and I’m now thinking about how to play my JJ…