Poker Coverage: Poker Legislation Poker Tournaments U.S. Poker Markets Sports Betting

Back to List Poker Hand Matchup

Poker Hand Matchup: Philipp Gruissem vs. Vitaly Lunkin

Swords T 7 6 8 7

Philipp Gruissem

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

Starting Stack: 516,000

8 7

20.07 %

13.74 %

0.0 %

Vitaly Lunkin

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

Starting Stack: 1,830,000


79.52 %

85.15 %

93.18 %


Posted On: Sep 30, 2013


Preflop, with the blinds at 8,000 and 16,000 and a 2,000 ante, Lunkin raised to 32,000 from middle position, and Gruissem called in the big blind. On the flop Gruissem checked, Lunkin bet 35,000, and Gruissem called. On the turn Gruissem bet 60,000, and Lunkin called. On the river Gruissem bet 110,000, Lunkin went all-in, and Gruissem called and was all-in.


Gruissem defended his blind with attractive suited connectors, and caught an interesting flop which gave him middle pair and a gutshot straight draw. Lunkin wasn’t inclined to offer any free cards with his set, as it was potentially vulnerable to the straight and flush draws on board. Gruissem saw his hand improve to two-pair on the turn, but it also functioned as a scare card for both players as it was a make card for both the straight and flush draws. With no club in his hand and his straight draw now a chop at best, Gruissem led out with a modest bet, charging any four flushes for a look at the river. Lunkin was well aware the turn was no blank, so he simply flat called hoping for a board-pair to eradicate the fear of flushes or straights. Gruissem was completely cooled on the river as he made a smaller boat, and he showed Lunkin a great deal of respect as he tanked after Lunkin raised him all-in. Gruissem apologized during the tank for the possible slow-roll, but he discovered his paranoia was justified when he eventually called and discovered Lunkin had him beat.

Newsletterbanner Twitterbanner Fbbanner