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Poker Hand Matchup: Sam Trickett vs. Daniel Negreanu

Swords 9 6 5 T 9

Sam Trickett

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

Starting Stack: 5,885,000


79.82 %

76.46 %

88.64 %

Daniel Negreanu

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

Starting Stack: 5,935,000

J 9

19.77 %

22.02 %

11.36 %


Posted On: Jul 09, 2014


Preflop, with the blinds at 80,000 and 160,000 and a 20,000 ante, Negreanu raised to 360,000 from early position, Trickett reraised to 800,000 from the small blind, and Negreanu called. On the flop Trickett checked, and Negreanu checked. On the turn Trickett bet 1,200,000, and Negreanu called. On the river Trickett went all-in, and Negreanu called.


Trickett’s wide preflop three-betting range tends to earn him action for these times when he actually wakes up with a monster. With Negreanu already invested and able to take the flop in position, Daniel defended his opening raise holding the kind of hand with which he loves to play pots. Improbably both Trickett with his overpair and Negreanu with top pair elected to check the flop. Trickett was trying to induce a bluff from a player checked-to in position, and Negreanu was both controlling the pot size and disguising his Nine from a hyper aggressive opponent. Trickett led out on the turn, but Negreanu was hardly inclined to fold second pair in this spot. Trickett went for a shove on the river, possibly hoping his bet would appear to be a bluff. Trickett may have been hoping to get called down by 10-7, but Negreanu’s J-9 suddenly had him crushed and eliminated in 15th – undoubtedly a disappointing finish for Trickett who started the day with a commanding chip lead. This was a key hand for Negreanu as he accumulated the chips for a run at the final table.


over 7 years ago

Great hand to reread and study and remember.

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