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Poker Hand Matchup: Jesse Sylvia vs. Jeremy Ausmus

Swords 9 8 3 3 5

Jesse Sylvia

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

Starting Stack: 47,275,000

A 9

60.94 %

55.15 %

75.0 %


Jeremy Ausmus

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

Starting Stack: 15,700,000

T 7

38.75 %

44.85 %

25.0 %

Posted On: Dec 03, 2012


Final table, five handed, with the blinds at 300,000 and 600,000 and a 75,000 ante, Ausmus raised to 1,200,000 from the button, Sylvia called in the big blind. On the Flop, Sylvia checked, Ausmus checked. On the Turn, Sylvia checked, Ausmus bet 1,500,000, Sylvia raised to 3,600,000, Ausmus went all-in, Sylvia called.


Ausmus attempted to pick up the blinds and antes with his preflop raise, but Sylvia defended with his Ace. The flop delivered Sylvia top pair, while it gave Ausmus an open ended straight draw. Sylvia aimed to trap with his check to the preflop raiser, but Ausmus decided to take a free card rather than semibluff at the pot. Once the turn repeated the Trey Sylvia again baited Ausmus, who changed tacts and made a play for the pot with a small bet. Ausmus faced another 2,100,000 for the 8,175,000 pot once check-raised, receiving a decent price to pursue his draw with only one to come. A call of the check-raise would have left him with a stack of 18 big blinds going to the river. Ausmus’ timing was off as he tried to force a fold, and his play was also dangerous due to the potential for trip Threes which would never fold. Sylvia’s bet sizing might have contributed to the shove, Ausmus might have read the wager as a feeler play trying to shut down his position bet. Ausmus’ aggressive play on the turn stands in stark contrast to his cautious play on the flop. Since he passed on the flop and received a fairly attractive price on the turn that didn’t pose much of a threat to his overall chip position, his shove seems to have been contrived in response to Sylvia’s bet while somewhat disregarding the potential of his remaining chip position. With play shorthanded, the need for aggression increases so it was a case of unfortunate timing on Ausmus’ part, although an argument could be made he was still too deep to commit the entirety of his stack under the circumstances. Ausmus failed to complete his draw or spike a Ten on the river and he was eliminated in 5th for $2,155,313.

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