It's a great time of the year if you are a sports fan (which I am). We have the NBA playoffs going on. The Wizards are out as expected after they only managed to secure an 8th seed in the East. The NHL playoffs are in full swing also. The Capitals are in a tense battle versus the Penguins. I don't know much about hockey but I do enjoy watching the playoffs. The PGA Tour is in Charlotte at the Quail Hollow Club for the Wells Fargo Championship and Tiger is playing as we speak. For you animal lovers, the Kentucky Derby horses will gallop in Louisville today. The boxing fans will watch tonight as the unified middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin, steps into the ring, albeit not against the opponent they wanted to see.
Not to forget, the baseball season is underway as well. Last night I went to the Nationals game against the Phillies. It was a home run extravaganza. Five home runs were hit in total! We had to endure a rain delay but it was worth it as the Nats went on to win 7-3.
I haven't played poker (cash games) in almost two months. Life got in the way. I wrote about my last session here but I omitted one small detail because I wanted to write a separate post about it later on. Here is what happened:
I'm all-in on the turn with A♠-A♥ and the board runs out Q♦-9♦-4♦-J♠-2♦. I turn over my pocket rockets and my opponent slowly folds by pushing his cards across the betting line (this room does not utilize the betting line). As he reaches for his chips to equal my all-in bet on the turn, the dealer or someone else at the table says to the guy that a diamond wins the pot and asks him if he is sure he doesn't have a diamond. After he puts out his chips, he reaches out for his cards and flips them over. Sure enough, he doesn't have a diamond and shows J♥-K♥. I have photos of the whole shenanigans.
Here is the question: what if my opponent did have a diamond but didn't realize it? He goes on and folds his cards since, in his mind, he didn't hit a J, K, or a 10 for a straight. Then, after being encouraged to flip over his folded cards, realizes that he has a diamond. The dealer didn't muck his cards, so was his hand dead?
I would have called the floor for sure but I wonder what would have been the ruling on this reverse fold.