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Poker Hand Matchup: Christopher Brammer vs. Tim Adams

Swords J T 9 6 7

Tim Adams

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 1,485,000

J T

37.12 %

17.27 %

9.09 %

Christopher Brammer

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 1,390,000

K Q

62.19 %

81.82 %

90.91 %

Winner!

Posted On: Aug 14, 2012


Outcome

Unofficial final table, seven handed, with the blinds at 20,000 and 40,000 and a 5,000 ante, Adams raised to 80,000 from under the gun, Brammer called in the hijack seat, Andrew Lichtenberger called in the big blind. On the Flop, Lichtenberger checked, Adams checked, Brammer bet 110,000, Lichtenberger folded, Adams called. On the Turn, Adams checked, Brammer bet 265,000, Adams went all-in, Brammer called and was all-in.

Analysis

Both Adams and Brammer started with suited broadway cards, both nailed the flop. Even though Adams was cooled and crippled on the hand, he took a great line with his two pair by getting his stack in on the turn as opposed to the flop. Adams check-called the flop, both baiting action from his opponent in position while giving himself a chance to check the turn for a trouble card, like a King, Queen, or Eight and to a lesser extent another club. By waiting until the turn to spring his trap he exercised the best method to protect his two-pair on the coordinated board as many opponents will gamble with a draw with two to come but most will go away on the turn as the betting approaches the size of the pot. Adams submitted a great check-raise on the turn after under-representing his hand on the flop, but to his dismay he discovered he had run into the nuts. Adams still had a redraw to a full house should another Jack or Ten have peeled, but Brammer faded the redraw and scored a massive double up. Adams was subsequently eliminated in 7th for $100,696.