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Poker Hand Matchup: Max Altergott vs. Noah Schwartz

Swords K Q 5 6 T

Max Altergott

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

Starting Stack: 1,870,000

9 9

55.08 %

8.79 %

4.55 %

Noah Schwartz

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

Starting Stack: 3,410,000


44.53 %

91.21 %

95.45 %


Posted On: Jul 23, 2014


Preflop, with the blinds at 20,000 and 40,000 and a 5,000 ante, Gabe Kaplan (2.2m) raised to 100,000 from the button, Altergott reraised to 240,000 from the small blind, Schwartz reraised to 1,700,000 from the big blind, Kaplan folded, Altergott went all-in, and Schwartz called.


Altergott started the hand with 46 big blinds, and still held 40 of them after his preflop three-bet from the small blind. Schwartz’s massive reraise certainly didn’t seem like a typical squeeze, and he probably wouldn’t spew off up to 50% of his chip position if he were mounting a steal. Altergott had, in effect, been set all-in with Schwartz’s four bet. Altergott’s Nines weren’t in a great spot against a range of higher pocket pairs and big Aces, his stack was much too deep to call and hope for a flip here. Altergott seemed to realize there was a problem as he tanked for some time, but in the end he made the call and lost a huge flip. If you find that you’re not sure what to do while tanking you’ll usually be better off by just folding and finding a better spot. Had the result of this hand been different Altergott would still have been too deep to call off with Nines here.

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