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Poker Hand Matchup: Jake Schindler vs. Stephen Chidwick

Swords A Q Q 7 A

Jake Schindler

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

Starting Stack: 26,025,000

Q 3

29.49 %

88.69 %

15.91 %


Stephen Chidwick

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

Starting Stack: 21,625,000

7 7

69.95 %

11.01 %

84.09 %

Posted On: May 02, 2018


Preflop, heads-up with blinds of 125,000 and 250,000, Stephen Chidwick raised to 525,000 from the button, and Jake Schindler called from the big blind. On the flop Schindler checked. Chidwick bet 250,000 and Schindler called. On the turn Schindler checked. Chidwick bet 2,000,000 and Schindler called. On the river Schindler checked and Chidwick checked behind.


Stephen Chidwick eliminated Jean Noel Thorel in third place to enter heads-up play against Jake Schindler at only a slight chip disadvantage. Both the players were quite deep with more than 100 big blinds each. The two are among the hottest players on the high roller circuit in 2018, with Chidwick having made ten final tables so far this year and Schindler close behind with eight. As you would expect, the two top pros put on quite the display in their heads-up showdown. With the title on the line and more than a $800,000 swing between first and second place, there was everything to play for. In this roller coaster hand Chidwick picked up pocket sevens on the button and raised. Schindler defended his big blind and was rewarded with trip queens on the flop. He check-called Chidwick’s tiny continuation bet and the turn brought a seven, given Chidwick a full house to catapult him into the lead. Chidwick’s small flop bet sizing came into play on the turn. With a full house he elected to play off the fact that his flop bet might have come across as perfunctory by firing a huge bet of roughly 1.3 times the size of the pot. Schindler likely thought that he was either way ahead or way behind of Chidwick’s range given the unique betting line and elected to just call. Both players had to hate the river, which brought a second ace putting two pairs on the board. They both checked and Schindler won with his queens full of aces.

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