One of the wildest calls you’ll ever see has led to allegations of cheating in poker.
Robbi Jade Lew was in a hand against former Garrett Adelstein — one of poker’s winningest Livestream players — on the “Hustler Casino Live” stream on Thursday night.
Lew had Jack-four offsuit, while Adelstein had the seven and eight of clubs.
The flop came out: 10 of hearts, 10 of clubs, nine of clubs.
This meant that Adelstein — a former “Survivor” contestant — had an open-ended straight flush draw, while Lew had effectively nothing. Adelstein had a 70 percent chance to win the hand at this point — any club, jack or six would give him a near-certain win. Lew called Adelstein’s $2,500 bet.
This is where things turned — pun somewhat intended — very bizarre.
Fourth street brought the three of hearts, a card which helped neither contestant. After an initial bet of $10,000 from Adelstein and a raise to double that from Lew, Adelstein went all-in for $129,000.
At this point, Adelstein had a 53 percent chance to win. At a slight disadvantage to Adelstein’s actual hand, but holding nothing besides a jack-high, Lew astoundingly called the bet.
The river brought nothing to help either side, and Lew won the hand with jack high, four kicker.
It was such a bizarre call that Adelstein accused her of cheating. On the stream, Adelstein shot Lew a death glare, to which she responded, with a laugh, “You look like you want to kill me.”
The announcer on the stream was saying that Adelstein would ordinarily congratulate an opponent for a “hero call” like the one Lew made, but that his glare was “literally the most disturbed look that I’ve ever seen Garrett give.”