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Poker Hand Matchup: Simon Charette vs. Emil Olsson

Swords J J 9 4 6

Simon Charette

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

Starting Stack: 706,000

A 3

32.03 %

16.46 %

6.82 %

Emil Olsson

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

Starting Stack: 505,000

Q Q

67.48 %

83.54 %

93.18 %

Winner!

Posted On: Aug 21, 2014


Outcome

Preflop, with the blinds at 10,000 and 20,000 and a 3,000 ante, Olsson raised to 45,000 from early position, Byron Kaverman reraised to 105,000 from late position, Charette went all-in from the small blind, Olsson called, and Kaverman folded.

Analysis

If Charette had witnessed Kaverman submitting a lot of three-bets from late position, he might have felt this was a decent spot for a fastball four-bet bluff with a weak Ace and 35 big blinds. He knew he had a great deal of fold equity, and if Kaverman was very active Charette might have felt optimistic. Charette might have been paying more attention to Kaverman than Olsson, who started the hand with 25 big blinds and opened from early position. While Olsson was not yet short stacked, his chip position was in a range where many players start to avoid splashing around, especially from early position. Charette knew his fold equity would reduce Olsson’s calling range to only the premium hands, but unfortunately for Charette Olsson held one of them. Charette was crippled after swinging for the fences with this very aggressive four-bet bluff. He ultimately finished in 103rd for $52,141. Unfortunately Olsson lost a 1.4 million pot with pocket Kings just moments after this hand, losing to A-Q all-in preflop on a tough beat. He subsequently busted in 93rd for $61,313.

 
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