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Poker Hand Matchup: Jeff Rossiter vs. Ben Heath

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Jeffrey Rossiter

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

Starting Stack: 4,575,000

Q 5

34.85 %

8.79 %

4.55 %

Ben Heath

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

Starting Stack: 2,860,000

A 9

64.64 %

91.21 %

95.45 %

Winner!

Posted On: Feb 14, 2017


Outcome

Preflop, final table, four-handed, with the blinds at 60,000 and 120,000 and a 20,000 ante, Heath raised to 280,000 from the button and Rossiter called in the big blind. On the flop Rossiter checked, Heath bet 215,000, and Rossiter called. On the turn Rossiter bet 560,000 and Heath called. On the river Rossiter went all-in and Heath called and was all-in.

Analysis

Rossiter’s defending his blind a little wider here as they were now four-handed. The flop may have seemed promising to him as it gave him an open-ended straight flush draw, but he was in terrible shape against Heath’s flopped flush. Rossiter needed the Two or Seven of Spades. Rossiter check called with his draw on the flop, and then tried to take control of the hand on the turn by leading out on the repeating Six. This was a nice semi bluff from Rossiter, if Heath had been bluffing the flop with something like K-J he would now go away, especially without a spade in his hand. A board-pair was not Heath’s first choice for a turn card, but he felt he was still good and was ready with the flat call. The river was your typical poker runout, another board pair that would alarm many players in Heath’s spot. Rossiter made a courageous busted draw play, putting Heath to a tournament life decision. Rossiter had taken an almost identical line in an earlier hand at the final table. In that hand Heath flopped the nut straight with 6-8 on a 7-5-4 flop, but the turn and river came 6-8. Rossiter moved all-in on the river playing the straight on board while Heath was forced to fold, wary of a potential Nine in Rossiter’s hand after a disgusting runout. Heath and his rail would have been aware of that hand. Unwilling to let Rossiter get away with it again, Heath made a nice call here risking his tournament life on a scary board.

 
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