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Poker Hand Matchup: David Peters vs. Stephen Chidwick

Swords Q 8 4 6 5

David Peters

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

Starting Stack: 1,900,000

7 7

66.83 %

10.3 %

11.36 %


Stephen Chidwick

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

Starting Stack: 3,440,000

Q 3

32.49 %

89.7 %

88.64 %

Posted On: Feb 20, 2018


Preflop, play is three-handed with the blinds at 25,000 / 50,000 and a 50,000 ante. Peters limped from the small blind. Chidwick checked his option. On the flop Peters checked. Chidwick bet 50,000. Peters called. On the turn Peters checked. Chidwick bet 325,000. Peters called. On the river Peters checked. Chidwick checked.


Just a few hands previous to this one Chidwick doubled with A-7 versus Peters’ 6-3. Peters flopped two pair and Chidwick hit top pair and then a better second pair on the turn. Chidwick took a huge chiplead. Chidwick hit top pair in this hand after checking his option preflop to Peters and led out. Peters decided to float the flop perhaps putting Chidwick on a weak hand or just hoping to gain some equity with his sevens on the turn. Chidwick made a great read when he picked up a flush draw on the turn and fired an overbet to the pot. Peters wasn’t buying what Chidwick was selling. Maybe he thought Chidwick was trying to buy the pot, but he called at a huge deficit in the hand. But the river saved him, when his gutshot tumbled down. It’s a mystery why he didn’t go for some value on the river, as his hand was fairly disguised, but he checked the straight. He would have checked-raised if his opponent had bet, but Chidwick sniffed it out and made a nice check. Peters mixes up his game with the best of them. It would do any player well who wanted to sharpen their tournament skills to study Peters’ game in-depth.

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