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Poker Hand Matchup: Christoph Vogelsang vs. Justin Bonomo

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Christoph Vogelsang

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

Starting Stack: 2,320,000


65.66 %

2.22 %

9.09 %


Justin Bonomo

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

Starting Stack: 1,630,000

4 2

33.58 %

97.47 %

90.91 %

Posted On: Jun 22, 2017


Preflop, final table, seven-handed, with the blinds at 25,000 and 50,000 and a 50,000 ante, Vogelsang called from the small blind, Bonomo raised to 175,000 from the big blind, and Vogelsang called. On the flop Vogelsang checked, Bonomo bet 100,000, and Vogelsang called. On the turn Vogelsang checked and Bonomo checked. On the river Vogelsang checked, Bonomo bet 700,000, Vogelsang went all-in, and Bonomo called and was all-in.


Bonomo attempted a pre flop steal after his opponent limped from the small blind, but Vogelsang proceeded with his two broadway cards. Bonomo caught a gorgeous flop, and he threw out a small teaser bet. Vogelsang’s King high looked reasonable on that narrow board, and Bonomo had bet so lightly he decided to proceed to the turn. Bonomo practiced deception with his check-back, hoping that his upcoming value bet on the river might smell strange. Meanwhile, Vogelsang was backing nicely into a gutshot straight draw. To amuse themselves, the poker gods filled the straight on the river. Vogelsang submitted an incredible check, while Bonomo sized his bet conspicuously large. While Vogelsang may have been hoping to induce a small bluff, this sizing must have exceeded his hopes. Bonomo was surprised with the subsequent all-in, but was unable to find the lay down since he had constructed a line designed to confuse his opponent. But Bonomo deliberated because he know something was off. Vogelsang would probably not spew off 1.3 million on a river bluff after having only invested 275,000 in the hand, including the mere 100,000 post flop. The full house combinations of 99, JJ, and QQ, would seem to have played out a bit differently pre flop. That, with Bonomo’s obvious showdown value and the misdirection he practiced in the hand led him to the call. Bonomo earned $600,000 for his 7th place finish.

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