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Poker Hand Matchup: Isaac Haxton vs. Daniel Negreanu

Swords K Q 7 J 3

Isaac Haxton

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

Starting Stack: 1,715,000


81.31 %

91.62 %

95.45 %


Daniel Negreanu

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

Starting Stack: 3,035,000

5 5

18.2 %

8.38 %

4.55 %

Posted On: Feb 26, 2014


Preflop, final table, four-handed, with the blinds at 60,000 and 120,000 and a 10,000 ante, Haxton called in the small blind, Negreanu went all-in from the big blind, and Haxton called and was all-in.


Haxton set up a limp-trap out of the small blind, with his chip position most opponents in the big blind would expect an open shove with an above average hand. So by just calling out of the small blind with his 14 big blind stack he courted a raise from Negreanu who enjoyed a chip advantage. Negreanu was unfortunate to wake up with a pocket pair in this spot, it was a bit of a cooler against him to pick up this hand at these blind levels in a heads-up pot against a short stack in the small blind. The hand cost Negreanu 56% of his stack and his run later ended in 4th place for AU $1,250,000. Considering Negreanu bought into the tournament for three bullets this result was quite welcome as it dug him out of a AU $750,000 hole. Earlier Negreanu also finished 6th in the AU $100,000 Challenge for a AU $550,000 score. Given the astronomical prices of the buy-ins and the extremely volatile structure of the event in a field populated by elite players Negreanu did quite well to post these results. We’re betting Negreanu is also very interested in keeping pace with Seidel and Ivey as they all aim to surpass Esfandiari on the all-time money list.


over 8 years ago

Negreanu bought into the tournament for three bullets. What are 3 bullets? Careful using jargon. Not everyone understands it.


over 8 years ago

Anyone bothering to read these hand match ups understands poker jargon and knows three bullets refers to buy ins.


over 8 years ago

Easy does it, both of you! The term "bullets" does also have meaning during play of an individual hand (ex.: "firing another bullet", particularly when you're playing to force a laydown rather than playing for value). I have to admit that it took me a minute to figure that one out, myself. Perhaps this could serve as feedback for the editorial staff at CP to take caution with how jargon-heavy their material is out of consideration to the relative newbies that may be reading.

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