“Throwback Hands” from Poker After Dark features a familiar situation. Phil Ivey is once again in the mix and has an opponent at risk in David Oppenheim. Ivey is familiar with these spots as seen on recent editions of “Throwback Hands” and has Oppenheim right where he wants him.
It is the classic race of Ivey holding a flush draw against the set of Oppenheim. Ivey prematurely says a form of “good game” to Oppenheim with the confidence that his magic card is coming.
Ivey always has a good sense of when his luck is in the right place and those instincts serve him well once again. Oppenheim might be a mathematical favorite but everyone at the table knows the result is predetermined.