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Poker Hand Matchup: David Peters vs. Stephen Chidwick

Swords Q 9 7 A T

David Peters

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

Starting Stack: 2,340,000

A 4

67.87 %

51.21 %

79.55 %


Stephen Chidwick

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

Starting Stack: 2,750,000

8 4

30.27 %

48.79 %

20.45 %

Posted On: Feb 20, 2018


Preflop, play is three-handed with the blinds at 30,000 / 60,000 and a 60,000 ante. Peters completed from the small blind. Chidwick raised to 210,000 from the big blind. Peters called. On the flop Peters checked. Chidwick checked. On the turn Peters checked. Chidwick bet 350,000. Peters called. On the river Peters checked. Chidwick moved all-in for 1,900,000 effective. Peters folded.


Chidwick was clearly mixing up his play and declaring himself the table captain when he raised Peters from the big blind. As the hand plays out it clearly illustrates how aggressive poker always wins out as Chidwick took the lead in the hand and set the stage for a big bluff. Chidwick had raised with eight high, but it was of course… suited. The flop was one of the best he could have hoped for, a flush draw and a runner runner straight possibility. Why didn’t he fire the flop with a continuation bet? Perhaps he was seeking some balance, or he didn’t want to be checked raised. It was also pretty sneaky as most players would bet a flush draw after a preflop raise. If he had fired, Peters may have folded the ace high. Who knows? An ace did fall on the turn and Chidwick chose to fire and represent a good hand. Peters simply called. He could have been trapping or concerned about a bigger hand. And it’s doubtful that Chidwick had Peters on an ace after the preflop action. When the river completed two straight draws, Chidwick showed a ton of heart and moved all-in. Peters used all three of his time extensions and eventually folded. Chidwick now had a comfortable chip lead.

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