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Poker Hand Matchup: Dan Shak vs. Greg Jensen vs. Scott Seiver

Swords T 9 9 A K

Daniel Shak

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

Starting Stack: 780,000

K J

13.91 %

12.96 %

0.0 %

Greg Jensen

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

Starting Stack: 0

K Q

12.73 %

14.4 %

0.0 %

Scott Seiver

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

Starting Stack: 845,000

A A

72.41 %

71.54 %

100.0 %

Winner!

Posted On: Jan 10, 2013


Outcome

Final table, eight handed, with the blinds at 20,000 and 40,000 and a 5,000 ante, Shak raised to 100,000 from early position, Jensen called, Seiver reraised to 275,000, Shak called, Jensen called. On the Flop, Shak went all-in, Jensen went all-in, Seiver called and was all-in.

Analysis

Seiver’s reraise amount relative to his chip position implied a strong hand, with half the field still to act behind him and the presence already of a tight and solid amateur in Jensen this was probably not a creative squeeze. But his opponents proceeded and once Shak flopped a gutshot straight draw with two overcards he was ready to commit. Jensen was well ahead of Shak at this point and eventually put himself in a good position to eliminate Shak with his isolating reraise, until Seiver’s overcall let them both know they were in trouble. Seiver had to fade the Jacks and Queens which would deliver his opponents straights, but the Ace on the turn took the drama out of the hand and left both drawing dead. Seiver tripled up, while Shak was eliminated in 8th for $228,960. Jensen went on to finish in 6th for $286,200, and pledged his winnings to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting just north of his firm’s headquarters in Westport.