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Poker Hand Matchup: Kelly Minkin vs. Ian Steinman

Swords A J T 4 3

Kelly Minkin

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

Starting Stack: 104,000

4 3

33.96 %

3.03 %

11.36 %

Winner!

Ian Steinman

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

Starting Stack: 39,500

A 9

65.46 %

95.45 %

88.64 %

Posted On: Jul 31, 2017


Outcome

Preflop, with the blinds at 500 and 1,000 and a 100 ante, Minkin raised to 2,700 from the hijack seat, and Steinman called on the button. On the flop Minkin bet 3,700 and Steinman called. On the turn Minkin bet 8,000 and Steinman called. On the river Minkin checked and Steinman checked.

Analysis

With a healthy stack and a looming bubble, Minkin attempted to steal the blinds as opponents tightened their play a few eliminations from the money. During this period the larger stacks can accumulate chips uncontested. Steinman flat called with his suited Ace on the button, figuring to be in good shape against Minkin’s opening range. Minkin fired her continuation bluff, and Steinman again flatted, disinclined to play a large pot with a one pair, moderate kicker hand especially so close to the bubble. Minkin picked up bottom pair on the turn and decided to fire again, undeterred. She sized her bet large to encourage a fold, but Steinman was now four flushing to the nuts. Minkin backdoored into two-pair on the river, where, finally respecting Steinmsan’s calls, she checked it over. She knew there were many other two-pair hands available on the board, and there was already a nice pot with promising showdown value. Steinman couldn’t have been thrilled at showdown, but he proceeded well past the money bubble onto the final table, where he scored $48,276 for his 7th place finish. Minkin went on to finish in 26th for $11,144.

 
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