When you pay hoping your rival has nothing
Daniel Negreanu calls Patrik Antonius bluff and Doug Polk analyses it.
What an akward situation. There you are, with your strong hand, but you don’t beat anything or almost anything and the villain makes a value bet. But altough it might seem a bad idea, you can’t go back. Does it sound familiar? Don’t worry. It happens even to professionals.
Daniel Negreanu was in a spot where he paid Patrik Antonius all-in hoping the Finnish player was bluffing. Patrik had the worst hand and the Canadian player won but it wasn’t a good call and Doug Polk knows it.
WCGRider analyses the whole picture, incluiding a very questionable preflop call. He explains his thoughts in case you face a similar spot.