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Poker Hand Matchup: Scott Seiver vs. Morten Klein

Swords K 6 6 3 7

Scott Seiver

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

Starting Stack: 975,000

A A

81.82 %

8.89 %

4.55 %

Morten Klein

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

Starting Stack: 1,615,000

8 6

17.93 %

91.11 %

95.45 %

Winner!

Posted On: Sep 04, 2014


Outcome

Preflop, with the blinds at 15,000 and 30,000 and a 4,000 ante, Klein raised to 65,000 from the button, and Seiver called in the small blind. On the flop Seiver checked and Klein checked. On the turn Seiver bet 130,000 and Klein called. On the river Seiver bet 275,000 and Klein called.

Analysis

When Aces flat call min-raises with players to act behind, they risk multiway pots and overcalls. But in this case Seiver was probably hoping that his aggressive opponent in the big blind, Sam Trickett who was nursing a stack of ten big blinds, would go for a squeeze. Seiver realized Trickett might seize upon a late position raise and a flat call as a “good spot” for him to move in. Trickett actually folded, but sure enough moved in over a raise on the subsequent hand with 5-7 offsuit. Seiver feigned weakness with his check on the flop, this saved him from losing a larger pot as Klein checked behind with some misdirection of his own. Seiver led out on the turn where Klein simply called with his trips hoping to further trap. Seiver value bet the river, and his bet was large enough to block Klein from raising as he was probably a little concerned about the Diamonds. Seiver lost half of his stack on the hand but it could have been worse, and he was able to regroup and make a run at the final table where he finished in 4th for €364,200. Klein also made the final table, busting in 7th for €177,500.

 
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