Originally Posted by OzExorcist
I actually agree with their #1 given how accurate Dwan's read on the situation seemed to be - it's one thing to put your opponents on nothing and bet but to put them on strong hands and still pull it off is super impressive.
I remember both the ones listed from the Dwan challenge being genuine coffeespit moments the first time I saw them, along with probably a few others from that series as well.
I think Durr bluffed that spot for one reason and one reason only.
Eastgate called a raise on river with trips in a trips vs trips situation. When Eastgate called and flipped over a better hand Durrs face said it all "how can I loose he just called"
Barry probably has a big hand (AA as it turns out) and Eastgate who has been playing tight and fairly weak cold calls and from the blinds a deuce is a definite option.
Durrs raise makes perfect sence. Barry has to fold, he is sandwiched inbetween Durr and Eastgate he cant be sure what Eastgate will do.
Durrs raise is threatening Eastgates whole stack and although he has trips, its likely weak trips and Eastgate has already shown he dosent want to put a lot of money in with a potentially domininated hand. So Durrs raise is quite likely to take the pot down.
I really believe if Eastgate had raised the river in the earlier hand Durr would not have bluffed there, nor would he have tried to bluff a guy like Eli Elezra.
So unless Easgate had a FH or maybe A2/K2 Durr is very confident he will lay the hand down.