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Lack of live experience costs Peter Eastgate $25k

13 April 2009, By: I-PokerJunkie-I

There's always a lot of talk about young online players having trouble adjusting to live games. Lots of it is just bs, it doesn't take more than a live session or two to get hang of the basic differences. But in season five of High Stakes Poker we've seen some interesting examples of the contrary.

In the first episode there's a story of Tom 'durrrr' Dwan checking with only his index finger in Bellagio (like you click the mouse), which caused some confusion because no one even noticed the check. A more costly mistake is made by reigning world champion Peter Eastgate, who even though he won the main event last year has played mainly online. Eastgate is makes a $32 k bet on the flop with only $13.6 k in the pot. Hi puts a $25 k chips in by mistake, meaning to bet less.

This is a pretty easy beginner's mistake to make. But you don't expect a very experienced player like Daniel Negreanu to make an even bigger mistake by pointing out that Eastgate made the bet by accident. Daniel is way out of line talking about it, which in the end makes Eli Ezra putting in a large raise costing Eastgate the pot.

The lesson is - always think before you act to avoid slip-ups that will cost you or your fellow player money.

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