WPH #506: Brad Owen TRAPS Mariano With QUADS!

There aren’t many better feelings in life than hitting quads at the poker table! When OG poker vlogger Brad Owen rivers quads against Mariano and EZ, he takes a crazy line in the hopes that his opponents will bluff into him. But will it work?

When the board is very wet & dynamic you should often bet larger with your value hands. The nuts will change by the turn or river if any straight or flush completing cards arrive which could result in you possibly having the 2nd best hand. Using larger bet sizes allows you to get more money into the pot whilst you still have an equity advantage.

Brad Owen is a WPT ambassador and co-owner of The Lodge Card Club in Texas, he is a very successful YouTube poker vlogger with over 715,000 subscribers. His YouTube channel has had over 172,000,000 views. Primarily a cash game player, Brad has started playing more poker tournaments since the start of 2022. His lifetime total live tournament winnings are over $790,000. His biggest cash for $152,266 came in December 2023 where he finished 7th in the $50,000 WPT Alpha8, during the WPT World Championship at the Wynn, Las Vegas

Mariano is an American professional poker player born in Argentina.. He regularly features on the Hustler Casino Live stream but has started to make more of an appearance on The Lodge Card Club stream. He also has a popular poker YouTube channel with over 151,000 subscribers. Since 2021 he has won over $850,000 from live streamed cash games, he is yet to make a name for himself on the poker tournament circuit as he primarily focuses on cash games.

EZ is a regular on the stream and is an amateur poker player from America. He plays a variety of stakes from $5/$10 to $200/$400.

In early 2022, poker professionals Doug Polk, Brad Owen, and Andrew Neeme joined forces to acquire a controlling stake in The Lodge Poker Club & Card Room, which happens to be the largest poker establishment in Austin, Texas. This exclusive poker club, accessible only to its members, boasts an impressive array of amenities, including over 80 poker tables of cash games and tournaments, operating around-the-clock. Additionally, The Lodge provides an inviting ambiance with 40 large-screen TVs, allowing poker club members to enjoy sports entertainment while playing poker or while relaxing in the cozy waiting area. The live poker stream includes commentary from Skull Mike and Slick Rick, who have been long-time regulars at The Lodge. They provide viewers with strategic insights, complemented by a perfect blend of humor.

The Lodge Live Stream has had a variety of different poker players coming to play on stream, these include; Doug Polk ‘WCGRider’, Alex Foxen, Dan Cates ‘Jungleman’, Ben Lamb, Bill Perkins, Brad Owen, Andrew Neeme, and Nik Airball.

🔍 Pre-Flop Action: The action folds to Mariano Poker on the button who raises to $600 with AQo. Brad Owen looks down at pocket eights in the big blind and calls, EZ in the straddle opts to call with the Doyle Brunson special, T2o, as they head to the flop three-way.

💸 Flop – Ks 8s 3h:

Brad flops a beautiful middle set with his snowmen and checks. EZ follows suit with a check to the aggressor. Mariano does not take the bait with his ace-high and he wisely checks behind.

💣 Turn – Th: The T of hearts on the turn introduces two flush draws on the board. Brad now takes the initiative by leading for $1,200. EZ, having paired his ten, decides to make the call. Mariano, who has picked up a gutshot straight draw, also calls to see the river.

🌊 River – 8h: The 8 of hearts on the river brings in the backdoor flush and upgrades Brad’s set of eights to quads! He remains stoic like a true professional poker player and after some time he checks with four of a kind to EZ, who is also happy to check hoping to get to showdown cheaply. Now, Mariano has just ace-high after missing his gutshot straight draw. But what will he do? Brad must be praying for a bet, but will the fellow poker vlogger fall for Brad’s trap, or will he check it back? Watch this poker video to find out!

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Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

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