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CPPT V - December Extravaganza

$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD



The final two players are now on a 15-minute break following the completion of level 30.

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Poker Hand Matchup: Michael Gentili vs. John Dibella

Swords T 9 2 6 3

Michael Gentili

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

Starting Stack: 3,980,000


44.73 %

87.98 %

86.36 %


John Dibella

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

Starting Stack: 1,570,000

7 7

54.99 %

12.02 %

13.64 %

Posted On: Feb 01, 2017


Preflop, final table, eight handed, with the blinds at 20,000 and 40,000 and a 5,000 ante, Gentili raised to 85,000 from the cutoff seat, Dibella reraised to 225,000 from the button, and Gentili called. On the flop Gentili checked, Dibella bet 275,000, and Gentili called. On the turn Gentili checked, Dibella bet 375,000, and Gentili called. On the river Gentili checked, Dibella bet 450,000, and Gentili called.


Dibella submitted a nice reraise preflop, the bet discourages overcalls from the blinds while pressuring Gentili’s late position opening. Gentili proceeded with his broadway Ace. He exercised cautious pot control with a check call on the flop. Dibella tried to shake his man again on the turn, as he improved slightly with an inside straight draw to go along with his underpair. Gentili persisted with another check-call. When Gentili checked the river, Dibella was still in good shape against many of Gentili’s potential hands. Hands like Q-J, K-J, K-Q would have check called that flop and turn with the overcards and straight potential. Dibella’s Sevens had great showdown value against such hands. The hands that beat him, Tens, Overpairs, Ace-Nine, sets etc probably aren’t going away. So this river bet doesn’t have much going for it. While his preflop, flop and turn play were solid, this river bet from Dibella was a mistake, and it truly hampered his chip position. Dibella was out next, in 8th for $56,260.


9 months ago

Taodung says lets pretend that you can't see the villain or hero cards what would your EV be
Michaels preflop EV is 62%
Michaels flop EV is 43%
Michaels turn EV is 34%
Michaels river EV is 31%

John preflop EV 66%
John flop EV is 25%
John turn EV 27%
John river EV is 14%

Same result Michaels is getting the best of it but we did EV instead of showdown equity


9 months ago

Taodung analysis
Michaels m-39
John m-15
preflop play John goes fo a raise of 85000
Michaels 3bets to 275000 John calls the 3bet
John makes a big mistake by calling John should 4bet with a shove all in with his stack size of a m-15 never call period .

Cardplayer analysis is totally off by analysis of bad poker play like John did by check calling all 3 streets like this the way to play tournament poker
Taodung says to cardplay writers to pick hands that show strong poker play not weak poker play

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