The Grinders Cup Reviewed

The Grinders Cup 2018

I confess I wasn't looking forward to it, but somebody had to be back-up clipboard carrier and since Ross and Doug know I rarely play on Mondays and Tuesdays I couldn't really refuse. Thus for the first time in my life I was facing the prospect of watching twelve hours of poker without RFID or hole cams. I carefully packed Zachary Elwood's “Reading Poker Tells,” and Jovanka Houska's “The Caro Kann” and set off for the Mirage poker room.

Trevor Rivers a Full House to Take The Lead

Trevor takes the lead.

Trevor opens to $10 from the hijack with 88. Doug three bets out of the Big Blind to $35. Trevor calls. Flop 7c3c2h. Doug leads $45, Trevor thinks a minute and calls. Turn 7♥. Both check. River is the 8h. Doug checks, and Trevor jams all-in for $200. Doug tanks, then finally makes the call. Trevor shows his full-house, and Doug laughs and mucks his hand.

Trevor leads the Grinders Cup after the first hour.