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Poker Hand Matchup: Paul Newey vs. Jean Noel Thorel

Swords 6 5 3 8 K

Paul Newey

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

Starting Stack: 51,500


76.82 %

40.51 %

54.55 %


Jean Noel Thorel

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

Starting Stack: 41,800

7 6

22.87 %

58.59 %

45.45 %

Posted On: Jun 03, 2013


With the blinds at 100 and 200 and a 25 ante, Player A raised to 600, Player B called, Thorel reraised to 2,100 from the button, Newey reraised to 6,500 from the big blind, Player A folded, Player B folded, Thorel called. On the flop Newey bet 7,000, and Thorel called. On the turn Newey bet 16,000, Thorel went all-in, and Newey called.


Thorel mounted a pre flop squeeze from his button, but Newey woke up in the big blind and punished him with a sizable four-bet. Thorel speculated with his suited connectors and position, and caught just the kind of flop he was looking for. The flop actually put him in the statistical lead, as it gave him a powerful combination draw to the flush, inside straight draw, as well as the viable two-pair and trip outs. Thorel showed Newey some respect by just flat calling on the flop, potentially wary of the overpair. Newey submitted another lead-out on the turn where Thorel’s straight draw improved to open-ended. Thorel was just a slight statistical underdog when he responded with the shove, but Newey wasn’t folding. Newey faded the deck as he dodged Nines, Sevens, Sixes, Fours and Hearts to score the elimination.

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