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A Hand Matchup From 2010 EPT Deauville

Swords 6 5 3 A 7

Jake Cody

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

Starting Stack: 1,830,000

T 4

12.7 %

31.82 %

18.18 %


Hugo Lemaire

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

Starting Stack: 1,700,000


86.9 %

65.76 %

81.82 %

Posted On: Feb 10, 2010


With the blinds at 15,000-30,000 and a 3,000 ante, Lemaire raised to 90,000, Cody reraised to 193,000 from the small blind, Lemaire reraised to 410,000, Cody reraised all in, Lemaire called and was all in.


Cody mounted a steal play out of the small blind, hoping Lemaire was opening a marginal hand with a raise. Lemaire responded with a bulky four-bet to nearly 14 big blinds. Rather than give up, Cody tried to represent the kind of hand he was up against, neglecting to give Lemaire’s resistance it’s due. Lemaire insta-called, but was stunned when the dealer gave Cody an open-ended straight draw on the flop. Instead of taking over the chip lead, Lemaire was eliminated in 18th for €18,400 when the dealer gave Cody a straight on the river. Cody was able to parlay this gift into a trip to the final table.


almost 12 years ago

Seems to me that he made a bad very play and got very lucky. I can may be understand that bluff and re-bluff to represent a hand. But especially in this case, when he ran into a wall. And what was he thinking shifting all in and believing that the other guy is gonna fold when it's clear that he's unlikely to win if his bluff didn't work. I really don't see this as a strategy lesson at all.

1 he raised from the blind so who's going to respect that?
2 the other guy re-raise 30% of his stack and he could slow fold his hand with only 10% committed but instead he made a donkey play and won. I see absolutely no skill in that hand

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