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Poker Hand Matchup: Christian Pham vs. Michael Oshana

Swords K K 3 9 5

Christian Pham (Blaine, MN, USA)

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

Starting Stack: 244,000


42.4 %

96.06 %

100.0 %


Michael Oshana

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

Starting Stack: 336,000

A 7

57.28 %

3.94 %

0.0 %

Posted On: May 29, 2014


Preflop, with the blinds at 1,500 and 3,000 and a 500 ante, Oshana raised to 6,000 from middle position, Pham called in the small blind, and Jesse Martin called in the big blind. On the flop Pham checked, Martin checked, Oshana bet 11,000, Pham raised to 25,000, Martin folded, and Oshana called. On the turn Pham checked, Oshana bet 25,000 and Pham called. On the river Pham checked, Oshana bet 45,000 and Pham called.


Chipleader Oshana tried to buy the pot with a continuation bluff on the flop, but Pham punished him with a check-raise. Oshana got a little stubborn with this float, his Ace high was in terrible shape. Pham switched tactics on the turn as his check there encouraged his opponent to believe Pham had submitted a check-raise bluff on the previous street. Oshana tried to buy the pot once again, still with no pair and no draw. Pham continued his misdirection on the river, where Oshana fired his third barrel in spite of Pham’s previous resistance. Oshana might have hoped the narrow board and Pham’s line meant his opponent had either a flush draw or had tried a check-raise bluff, but in both cases his Ace high had enough showdown value to check behind. Any of Pham’s pocket pair’s – even hands like pocket fours – are probably calling this river bet. Horseshoe Hammond circuit winner Oshana lost the chip lead on the hand, but extended his run into 10th place for $25,830. Caesar’s Palace Vegas circuit champ Pham busted in 11th for the same pay grade.

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