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Poker Hand Matchup: Iaron Lightbourne vs. Blake Bohn

Swords K J 3 Q 6

Iaron Lightbourne

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

Starting Stack: 2,900,000

A K

72.77 %

83.43 %

0.0 %

Blake Bohn

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

Starting Stack: 2,555,000

A T

22.84 %

15.45 %

93.18 %

Winner!

Posted On: Oct 01, 2014


Outcome

Preflop, with the blinds at 25,000 and 50,000 and a 5,000 ante, Lightbourne called from the small blind, Bohn raised to 110,000 from the big blind, Lightbourne reraised to 450,000, Bohn went all-in, and Lightbourne called.

Analysis

Bohn submitted a standard raise with his Ace after Lightbourne limped in from the small blind, but Lightbourne pushed back with a limp-reraise line. Bohn didn’t pause to observe his opponent or deliberate. He quickly moved all-in. Lightnourne had successfully baited his opponent with his preflop limp with Big Slick, and had Bohn all-in and dominated. The vast majority of the time this pattern of weakness followed by a sudden reraise from an opponent in a single betting round means strength, but players prefer to believe such lines are stubbornness or an opponent playing back at them. This was probably not a simple case of ego clouding Bohn’s judgment, but rather Bohn focusing on his own hand strength while not pondering his opponent’s line or potential range. A massive bluff-reraise while out of position to an identically sized stack would be an optimistic take on Lightbourne’s line. Bohn moved all-in, demonstrating that he was not bluffing with his initial raise, but Lightbourne was ready with a quick call. The flop was great for Lightbourne, but Bohn pulled out the bad beat as he turned a lucky gutshot straight to broadway leaving Lightbourne drawing dead to a chop. Lightbourne lost 87% of his stack on the hand, and was left with just 7 big blinds. He ultimately finished in 15th for $31,395. The massive pot carried Bohn to the final table, where he later finished in 5th for $213,999.

 
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