Leighton Cumber Loses a Strange One

Leighton Cumber Loses a Strange One

We pick up the action on the flop, Ks Jd 7h, and we’re pretty sure Mate Nagy three-bet preflop after Leighton Cumber had opened. Try to stick with us here because it is about to get complicated.

In the small blind, Mate Nagy bet 4,500, with a lot of chips behind.

For whatever reason (unclear to us at present) Cumber thought it was an all-in shove. To that wager he said “call” and began to turn over his hand. His tablemates stopped him however, before Nagy saw his holding. Nagy swore he had not seen his opponent’s hand. We suppose from the angle the exposure began, and from the fact that everyone believed him easily, that this was almost certainly true.

Okay, so the floor came by and ruled both hands were live, Cumber was liable just to call the 4,500, and the rest of the hand should play out. Which all made sense. But what to make of the fact that Nagy could go forward in the hand knowing that Cumber was willing to call off for the whole shebang. Or at least that was the implication of the flop faux pas. But no one could quite be certain.

The turn was the 2h and Nagy was not dissuaded form continuing, and in fact fired a giant bet, 11,500. Cumber called this after a deep painful tank, brow furrowed. The river came the 9h. So backdoor hearts complete and so does Q-T.

Mate Nagy, the unusual double

Now Nagy checked. Cumber couldn’t help himself but bet, and for 15,000 at that. Now Nagy went all-in, not for that much more. It was rough stuff, but Cumber was too far in, and called with a set of sevens. No wonder he was calling a shove on the flop. Nagy of course had better, with a set of kings. It was a strange one indeed, but the consensus was actually that the hand would have played out for stacks all the same.

Both players fight on.