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Poker Hand Matchup: Niall Farrell vs. Dmitry Yurasov

Swords Q Q 3 T 2

Niall Farrell

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

Starting Stack: 172,300


6.75 %

1.82 %

9.09 %

Dmitry Yurasov

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

Starting Stack: 242,000


91.93 %

98.08 %

90.91 %


Posted On: May 13, 2014


Preflop, with the blinds at 1,000 and 2,000 and a 300 ante, Farrell raised to 4,200, Yurasov reraised to 11,500, Farrell reraised to 24,600, Yurasov reraised to 54,000, Farrell went all-in, and Yurasov called.


Farrell unfortunately spewed off an extremely healthy stack of 86 big blinds in a terrible spot. If Yurasov had been making a loose play with the reraise to 11,500, Farrell’s subsequent reraise to 24,600 would have probably done the trick and gotten a fold or a call. But Yurasov’s reraise to 54,000 gave Farrell everything he needed to know. It was a five-bet that accounted for 31% of Farrell’s stack. AJ can often find itself in dangerous territory in 3-bet pots, it will almost always be dominated in a five-bet pot. Farrell was far too deep-stacked and his hand was much too marginal for this ill advised hero play. Farrell missed the flop, but the turn opened up four outs to the broadway straight to give Yurasov a little sweat. Yurasov faded the Kings and scored a 71% boost to his stack, capturing the chip lead during level 11. Later Yurasov’s luck turned however, and like Farrell, he failed to make it into the money.

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