Joshua Frazer James brought his lucky red coat, but up until now that shiny thing hasn’t done a damn thing for him. However, things may be about to change. In the last hand he faced off against three others and ended up coming out on top, using his table position and well-timed bets to force his opponents to fold.
The hand started with a raise from middle position by Kauvsegan Ehamparam to 6,500. Joshua and the two blinds called, and they saw a flop.
The blinds checked the flop along with Kauvsegan, at which point Joshua bet 7,000 and chased away the blinds. But Kauvsegan was game to play, and called. They saw a on the turn.
Kauvsegan checked again, only to see Joshua bet 12,000. This was finally too much for Kauvsegan, and Joshua took down the pot.
Was it his jacket? His skill? His table position? A combination? We’ll never know. But we hope he keeps that jacket on, it’s fantastic.
(Update: Joshua was eliminated while this post was being written)