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Poker Hand Matchup: Ruben Visser vs. Mantas Visockis

Swords K 7 6 2 8

Ruben Visser

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

Starting Stack: 8,895,000

A A

79.82 %

31.52 %

15.91 %

Winner!

Mantas Visockis

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

Starting Stack: 5,950,000

J 9

19.77 %

68.48 %

84.09 %

Posted On: Mar 26, 2013


Outcome

Final table, three handed, with the blinds at 40,000 and 80,000 and a 10,000 ante, Visockis raised to 175,000 from the button, Visser reraised to 460,000 from the big blind, Visockis called. On the Flop, Visser bet 550,000, Visockis called. On the Turn, Visser bet 1,310,000, Visockis called. On the River, Visser checked, Visockis checked.

Analysis

Visockis defended his opening raise once Visser reraised the action, with three-handed play in effect both the level of aggression and players’ perception of hand strength were elevated. The hand could have been a disaster for Visockis and resulted in his elimination in 3rd, instead he survived the hand and went on to battle Visser heads-up after Olof Haglund finished 3rd. Visser must have loved the flop as it gave him the four flush and no other high cards coordinated with the King on board. Visockis had flopped the flush though, and was delighted to smooth call as his opponent fired into him. Visser continued to build a pot on the turn, unaware his Aces had already been overtaken. Visser checked the river after improving to the Ace-high flush, hoping to transmit that he was scared of the fourth heart on board. Visockis smelled something and made the excellent choice to check behind although he was only losing to the Ah or Qh at this point. Remarkably Visockis didn’t risk a value bet that would often get a call from Visser’s losing hands such as lower flushes or even King-X without a heart, and dodged a well-set trap as a result.

 
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