I was watching High Stakes poker on YouTube last night. I think it is one of the more recent episodes, its episode 5 and they have a mix of new and old poker players, together with different nationalities.
Peter Eastgate the 2008 World Series of Poker champion from Denmark is playing and he reaches for the chip stack and grabs the wrong color chip thinking it is a lessor value. Daniel Negreanu notices and tells everyone, and Eastgate admits to his mistake – it kind of gives it all away the players still in the hand realize that his hand is not that strong, they out play him and he loses the hand.
I wonder if the poker game would have played out differently if Negreanu had kept quiet and if Eastgate had made it look like that is what he wanted to do. The other poker players may have thought wow, he has a serious hand to bet that much and they may have folded if he had kept applying pressure, by increasing the raise by a lot.
It ends up costing Eastgate $25,000 because he threw the wrong color chip into the pot – phew!!! What an expensive mistake!!! Bet he won’t do that again in a hurry!