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Poker Hand Matchup: Mohsin Charania vs. Brandon Ageloff

Swords J 6 5 4 K

Mohsin Charania

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

Starting Stack: 3,210,000


63.11 %

75.66 %

86.36 %


Brandon Ageloff

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

Starting Stack: 5,860,000

T 9

36.47 %

24.34 %

13.64 %

Posted On: Jul 31, 2017


Preflop, final table, three-handed, with the blinds at 50,000 and 100,000 and a 15,000 ante, Ageloff raised to 225,000 from the button, Charania raised to 650,000 from the small blind, Ageloff went all-in, and Charania called and was all-in.


The aggressive nature of three-handed play is on display here, as Ageloff doubled down on his button steal play. The key here for Ageloff is the frequency with which Charania had been reraising out of the blinds. If Charania had been doing quite a bit of it, Ageloff could expect to find some folds after four-betting all-in. Aside from the action of reraising in and of itself, of some concern to Ageloff could have been Charania’s sizing, which was for about 1/5th of his stack. When opponents start putting 20-30% of their stacks in on three and four bets that tends to be a reliable sign of strength. Ageloff made his move but his timing was off, as Charania had a big hand. Unfortunately for Charania, his opponent had live cards and a sweat in store. Charania is not the guy at the table you want to double up, as Ageloff discovered when he lost 55% of his stack and the chip lead on the hand. With Ageloff’s chip advantage he was in a good position to use small and medium post flop bets to buy pots. Losing the chips all at once to a gifted player would not serve him as well as a more patient strategy built around steady pressure and post flop position.

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