It’s been said a million times before; the river can be so cruel. In this sick hand we see Daniel Negreanu playing head-to- head against Barry Schulman, the CEO of Card Player Magazine. Barry holding pocket aces and Daniel looking at a queen and jack. The flop gives Daniel a dangerous jack and he raises Barry to $900,000 which Barry answers with “All In.” Daniel responds, “Is this the one?” and makes the call. The turn is another Jack for Daniel, giving him trip jacks. Only an ace can save Barry and the river delivers it for him.
In this case the river was extremely cruel to Daniel. But the flip side is that sometimes when you bet all your poker chips the river can be so kind.