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Poker Hand Matchup: Pius Heinz vs. Phil Collins

Swords 6 5 4 9 7

Phil Collins

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

Starting Stack: 18,450,000

A 7

32.71 %

43.23 %

29.55 %

Pius Heinz

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

Starting Stack: 67,300,000

9 9

66.95 %

55.56 %

70.45 %

Winner!

Posted On: Nov 17, 2011


Outcome

Final table, five handed, with the blinds at 500,000 and 1,000,000 and a 150,000 ante, Heinz raised to 2,100,000 from under the gun, Collins went all-in from the big blind, Heinz called.

Analysis

Down to 18 big blinds, Collins elected to go after the most active and deep-stacked player at the table. Collins suspected his opponent might be splashing around, using the big stack to pick up pots in the five-handed match. Heinz had been doing plenty of that, but this time he held a medium pocket pair and enjoyed the hand-strength and substantial chip advantage to make an easy call. Collins caught a teaser of a flop that gave him an open ended straight draw. The turn took away his Ace as a viable out as Heinz nailed a set, but it also opened up the nut flush draw for Collins. Heinz managed to hold off the combination draw on the river, eliminating a dangerous and talented opponent in the process. Collins’ 5th place finish was good for $2,269,599.

 
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