And it's time for another compilation video from PokerStars HQ. The crew at PokerStars TV sifted through thousands of hours of footage to splice together their newest Top 5 compilation video. The newest batch focuses on the biggest mistakes that players made.
For the Top 5 Biggest Mistakes, several notable players were involved in this miscues including WSOP champion Martin Jacobson (vs. Dan Colman), Academy Award nominated actress Jen Tilly (against Patrik Antonius), and Niall Farrell.
5. Giuseppe muck. EPT Barcelona. Be careful and do not auto-muck your cards at showdown! Giuseppe Pantaleo was at the final table in Barcelona. Both Pantaleo and his opponent had nothing on a board that included two pair, although they both held a Jack-kicker for a chopped pot. Pantaleo took a stab on the river, but Lizano called with just Jack high. Pantaleo didn't want to show what he thought was a losing hand and tossed his hands into the muck. Lesson to be learned: never muck your cards until you've seen what your opponent is holding.
4. Niall Farrell. 2014 EPT Barcelona Main Event. Farrell had Ace-Jack in a multi-way pot. His Austrian opponent, a doppelganger for a young James Woods, flopped top set with pocket nines. The Austrian shoved on the turn and Farrell was drawing dead….yet he made a crying call anyway.
3. Martin Jacobson. Another hand from Barcelona. This occurred at the 2014 Super High Roller at the EPT Barcelona with former WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson against Dan Colman. The Swede had Ace-seven against Colman's pocket fours. Colman flopped a set, and Jacobson bet into him. Disaster ensued. Jacobson bluff-shoved the river and Colman called to win a 1.1M pot.
2. Checking the nuts. Yes…another hand in Barcelona. The 2014 EPT Barcelona featured Fins in funny hats. Nikolai Pobal had a brain fart after making a flush on the river. He checked behind and realized his mistake. He won the pot but was given a penalty…you cannot check the nuts!
1. Jen Tilly. Actress Jen Tilly holds her own against the biggest sharks in Vegas. During a taping of Poker After Dark, Jen Tilly made a crucial error. Tilly held pocket Jacks against Patrik Antonius' 10-8 hearts. Tilly flopped a set of Jacks on a J-10-7 board. The turn and river were both Kings. Both players checked the turn. Antonious checked the river and Tilly also checked the river with a boat. She put Antonious on pocket Cowboys and slowed down. A baffled Phil Ivey gave Tilly a look of sheer bewilderment.