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Poker Hand Matchup: Ronit Chamani vs. Whangkyung Choi

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Ronit Chamani

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

Starting Stack: 2,320,000


43.29 %

1.62 %

0.0 %

Whangkyung Choi

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

Starting Stack: 2,120,000


56.24 %

98.38 %

100.0 %


Posted On: Feb 05, 2014


Preflop, with the blinds at 25,000 and 50,000 and a 5,000 ante, Anthony Maio raised to 125,000 from under the gun, Chamani reraised to 400,000 from the small blind, Choi called in the big blind, and Maio folded. On the flop Chamani bet 560,000, and Choi called. On the turn Chamani went all-in, and Choi called and was all-in.


A very quick preflop call from Choi in the big blind could have served to alert Chamani that her opponent had a strong hand, the call constituted a substantial fraction of his stack and was made instantly. What kind of hand could Choi have such an easy decision with so close to the final table? Chamani dutifully submitted her continuation bluff on the flop, but Choi was ready with another quick call, now having invested 45% of his stack on the hand. Choi caught a beautiful rainbow flop with top set. Chamani was already drawing dead on the turn, and undeterred by her opponent’s action she continued to barrel as she struggled with her AK while out of position. While her starting hand was promising, things had quickly gone downhill for her and she seems to have neglected the work of putting her opponent on a hand. Playing huge pots post flop with AK while out of position can be problematic enough when you actually connect with the board, in this situation Chamani tried to force a fold in spite of the red flags. Chamani was crippled by her ill-timed bluff and was subsequently eliminated in 13th for $31,344. Choi went on to finish in 9th for $71,504.

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