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Poker Hand Matchup: Kevin Eyster vs. Zohair Karim

Swords 9 8 7 T A

Kevin Eyster

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

Starting Stack: 5,275,000

J J

70.26 %

64.85 %

79.55 %

Zohair Karim

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

Starting Stack: 1,170,000

Q T

29.34 %

35.15 %

20.45 %

Winner!

Posted On: Apr 22, 2013


Outcome

Final table, six handed, with the blinds at 25,000 and 50,000 and a 5,000 ante, Karim raised to 110,000 from middle position, Eyster called in the small blind. On the Flop, Eyster bet 150,000, Karim went all-in, Eyster called.

Analysis

Eyster camouflaged the strength of his hand with his preflop smooth call, and then dodged overcards on a coordinated flop. Eyster didn’t want to offer any more free cards however, so he lead out with a bet sized at half of the pot. Karim flopped an open ended straight draw with overcards, and he responded with an aggressive all-in semibluff. Eyster held two blockers against Karim’s straight draw reducing those outs to six, but Karim also held a few additional outs to his Queen. The turn gave Eyster a straight, removing Karim’s outs to the Queens and Sixes but compensating him with a backdoor flush draw. Karim made his flush on the river, catching a key double up while Eyster lost 22% of his stack and the chip lead on the hand.

 
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