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Poker Hand Matchup: Max Altergott vs. Sorel Mizzi

Swords J 9 9 6 6

Max Altergott

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

Starting Stack: 3,485,000

K 9

64.0 %

86.77 %

81.82 %

Winner!

Sorel Mizzi

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

Starting Stack: 4,315,000

8 7

35.32 %

12.93 %

18.18 %

Posted On: Jun 03, 2013


Outcome

Final table, four handed, with the blinds at 40,000 and 80,000 and a 10,000 ante, Mizzi raised to 160,000 from the button, and Altergott called in the big blind. On the flop Altergott checked, Mizzi bet 140,000, and Altergott called. On the turn Altergott checked, Mizzi bet 465,000, and Altergott called. On the river Altergott checked, and Mizzi checked.

Analysis

Altergott defended his blind against Mizzi’s min raise from the button and proceeded to flop trips. Altergott set the trap by checking it over to the pre flop aggressor, who submitted a nominal continuation bet. Altergott continued his trapping line on the turn, where Mizzi picked up an open ended straight draw. Mizzi was aware his flop bet was priced low, so he submitted a much larger bet on the turn to shake hands like Ace-X or K-Ten that would have likely called on the flop but would now potentially go away in the face of a larger bet. Altergott improved to a full house on the river, and he decided to go for another trap. A lead out here from Altergott can be a nice play if his opponent held a Jack, many Jacks would check behind here out of caution but would be bound to call a bet if Altergott led out. At any rate Mizzi thought about betting, but he ultimately knew based on the big turn call from his opponent that it was a very risky spot to bet and would probably only be successful against a hand like Q-10. Mizzi waved the white flag and checked behind. Altergott captured the chip lead on the hand, and Mizzi ultimately finished in 3rd for € 679,100.

 
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