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Poker Hand Matchup: Fabian Quoss vs. Talal Shakerchi

Swords Q Q 2 6 4

Fabian Quoss

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

Starting Stack: 558,000

K Q

65.11 %

97.17 %

100.0 %

Winner!

Talal Shakerchi

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

Starting Stack: 1,965,000

J 4

34.14 %

2.83 %

0.0 %

Posted On: Apr 09, 2013


Outcome

Final table, eight handed, with the blinds at 12,000 and 24,000 and a 3,000 ante, Shakerchi raised to 50,000 from the cutoff seat, Quoss called in the big blind. On the Flop, Quoss checked, Shakerchi bet 55,000, Quoss raised to 135,000, Shakerchi went all-in, Quoss called and was all-in.

Analysis

Shakerchi used position for a preflop steal attempt, but Quoss found some broadway cards and defended his blind. Quoss flopped trips and set a trap by checking it over to the preflop raiser. Shakerchi fired his obligatory continuation bluff, but Quoss pushed the action with a check-raise. Some players might fear such a check-raise would kill their action on such a dry board, but Quoss’ play appears to have had the opposite effect on his opponent, who likely reckoned a Queen would never raise there and that his opponent was probably hoping to use the dry nature of the flop to mount a check-raise steal. Shakerchi was approaching a 4:1 chip lead over his opponent, and relied on this narrow board and his chip lead to force a fold with an aggressive all-in reraise of his own. Quoss instantly called, leaving his opponent drawing dead by the turn. This was a key double up for Quoss as it moved his chip position ahead most of the remaining players at the final table and gave his stack substantially more play.

 
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