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Poker Hand Matchup: Bryan Campanello vs. Edward Bass

Swords J 5 3 5 Q

Bryan Campanello

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

Starting Stack: 133,500

5 6

42.16 %

72.22 %

90.91 %

Winner!

Edward Bass

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

Starting Stack: 30,000

A 4

57.32 %

27.78 %

9.09 %

Posted On: May 29, 2014


Outcome

Preflop, with the blinds at 800 and 1,600 and a 200 ante, Campanello called in the small blind, Bass raised to 3,600 from the big blind, and Campanello called. On the flop Campanello checked, Bass bet 6,000 and Campanello called. On the turn Campanello checked, Bass went all-in and Campanello called.

Analysis

Bass felt too deep to just move-in preflop against his lone opponent in the small blind, but he used his Ace and a standard raise to try to pick up the pot from Campanello. Campanello was marginal, but his partial investment from completing the blind and a healthy stack motivated him to continue. Bass semibluffed with a gutshot straight draw to the wheel on the flop, but Campanello was ready with a check call on second pair. Campanello caught the turn he was looking for, while Bass tried to force a play and buy the pot with a desperate shove. Campanello set him up nicely with the check on the turn, and now only a Deuce could save Bass’ tournament life. WSOP.com qualifier Bass’ fate highlights the risks of bluffing off a vulnerable stack size into deep stacked opponents who enjoy wider preflop ranges and can easily afford to call. Harrah’s New Orleans circuit winner Campanello continued his freeroll run into 12th place, for $25,830.

 
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