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Poker Hand Matchup: Vanessa Selbst vs. Vladimir Troyanovskiy

Swords Q 3 2 A 5

Vladimir Troyanovsky

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

Starting Stack: 1,850,000

A 2

53.02 %

62.12 %

75.0 %

Vanessa Selbst

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

Starting Stack: 8,350,000

6 4

46.43 %

37.88 %

25.0 %

Winner!

Posted On: Jan 24, 2013


Outcome

Final table, heads-up, with the blinds at 25,000 and 50,000 and a 5,000 ante, Selbst raised to 100,000 from the button, Troyanovskiy called in the big blind. On the Flop, Troyanovskiy checked, Selbst bet 100,000, Troyanovskiy raised to 250,000, Selbst called. On the Turn, Troyanovskiy checked, Selbst bet 225,000, Troyanovskiy called. On the River, Troyanovskiy bet 500,000, Selbst went all-in, Troyanovskiy folded.

Analysis

Troyanovskiy anticipated a continuation bet from the preflop raiser, so this was a nice check-raise on the flop geared at shutting down the bluff or defining that Selbst might be leading. Troyanovskiy caught two pair on the turn, and it appears as if he was aiming to trap as he only check called here, instead of check raising. With 935,000 in the pot once Selbst bet the turn and with Troyanovskiy’s stack at 1.49M, this may have been a good spot to get all-in against Selbst based on the chip metrics and the fact that she was willing to bet again on the turn after having been check raised on the flop. Troyanovskiy led out on the river for value rather than hope for a bet or a bluff from Selbst, but she surprised him with an all-in. Troyanovskiy made an excellent fold here, electing to preserve a stack of 775,000 rather than call it off with what would appear to be a promising showdown hand. This could not have been an easy fold against an opponent like Selbst. Troyanovskiy was able to rebuild his stack, but he subsequently lost an all-in preflop confrontation and his last 1.7m with Kings against Selbst’s A-Q. Troyanovskiy earned $792,180 for his runner up finish, besting his 7th place finish ($257,580) in the $100,000 super high roller the previous week. Selbst captured the title and $1,424,420, moving her past Kathy Liebert to become the top female earner in tournament poker history.