WPH #490: Folding KINGS Preflop – NO WAY????

Have you ever folded pocket kings preflop? Not many people have, especially when they only have 19 big blinds in a poker tournament! Watch to see if Juan Pardo can make the correct fold in a $125,000 Triton Poker Main Event in London. He gets a bit of extra information in this poker hand that he shouldn’t have had. That might make this decision a little easier. What do you think?

Only 6 players remain in the $125,000 Triton Main Event and the ICM pressure is huge as the pay jumps for each place are extremely significant. Juan Pardo will be fully aware of this which could factor into his decision as he sits there with the 2nd best hand in all of poker.

Jonathan agrees with Chidwick’s decision to cold 4-bet from the small blind vs the 3-bet from Thorel. AK suited is a poker hand that should be more than happy getting all of the money in for less than 40 big blinds preflop. One of the first things you learn as a poker player is that when it goes raise, re-raise and then re-raise from 3 different players – you should fold almost everything! This includes Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates’ pocket jacks that he correctly pitches into the muck very quickly when facing the 4-bet from Chidwick.

Jonathan is shocked that Juan Pardo managed to find the correct fold with pocket kings in this spot. You just have to know so specifically that one of your opponents has aces to find this fold. Jonathan says that Chidwick is often going to use Ax as 4-bet bluffs and even his 4-bets for value which then will block the combinations of specifically pocket aces that Thorel could have.

Jean-Noel Thorel is a 76 year old French amateur poker player. He has over $13,800,800 in live tournament earnings putting him in the top 100 on the all-time money list, and 2nd on the French all time money list. He is an entrepreneur and pharmacist. He is the founder and CEO of Naos, a French cosmetics company. This poker result was a career high score for him.

Stephen Chidwick is a 34 year old professional poker player from England. He has over $53,000,000 in live tournament earnings putting him top 5 on the all-time money list.

Juan Pardo Domínguez is a professional poker player from Spain. He has over $8,000,000 in live tournament earnings putting him 169th on the all-time money list.

This Triton series was held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London, United Kingdom, it had 17 events ranging with buy-ins from $25,000 up to $200,000 in No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and Short-Deck.

🔥 This hand took place during the 2023 $125,000 Triton Poker Series London Main Event! The blinds were at 200k/400k/400k(Big Blind Ante) and this preflop war will have you on the edge of your seat!

💥 Pre-flop Fireworks: Juan Pardo, a high stakes poker professional from Spain, opens the action with a raise to 400,000 from under the gun, but Thorel in the hijack quickly responds with a 3-bet to 1,000,000. The plot thickens as Stephen Chidwick in the small blind decides to make his move, and 4-bets to 2,300,000. In an unexpected turn, Thorel makes an out-of-turn shove, putting his entire stack of 7,700,000 on the line. With this extra information Pardo decides to make the fold, and Chidwick now faces a crucial decision for almost 20 big blinds. Find out what they all had by watching this poker video!

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