This was an old hand from a few years ago that I've never forgotten. The reason I've never forgotten it is because it was televised!
Each Saturday on Sky Poker
, they used to hold the Poker Open which was always shown on TV after the event. One week I decided to buy into the tourney which was a £10 buy in. They still run and televise this event.
The play was terrible and I'd been watching a particular player who bet so high, everyone kept folding to his bets and we never got to see his hands. He was basically stealing everyones blinds.
The tournament is about half way through, I'm BB and I'm dealt
. I've been playing really tight but I'm in the top 33% of the remaining field.
The blind stealing person decides he wants to steal my blinds and bets 1200. I think the blinds were about 200/400 at the time.
What would you do in this situation taking into account all the details above, the previous play and not seeing this guys hands plus the fact that this is also being televised!