Some hands are hard to play, some are easier though – flopping a set is a great way to make a hand easy to play.
Philipp Ruthard illustrated this moments ago, hitting a set of fours and picking up a huge chunk of chips in the process.
We joined the action on the turn of a 9s 8h 4h 8s board just in time to see Ruthard check-raise his opponent’s bet of 2,200 to 5,100. His opponent rubbed his brow thoughtfully then called.
The 2s river saw Ruthard fire out 8,400 – his value bet paid off by his opponent,who mucked when he saw the full house.
“You hit the jackpot huh!” laughed his opponent. “I was lucky,” admitted Ruthard. Lucky or not, he’s up to 48,000 now. What a start!