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Poker Hand Matchup: Stephen Chidwick vs. Seth Davies

Swords 8 5 3 Q 7

Stephen Chidwick

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

Starting Stack: 671,000

8 8

18.94 %

87.78 %

95.45 %


Seth Davies

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

Starting Stack: 363,000


80.68 %

12.22 %

4.55 %

Posted On: Apr 06, 2020


Preflop, with 15 players remaining and blinds of 4,000-8,000 with a big blind ante of 8,000, Stephen Chidwick raised to 18,000 from under the gun. Seth Davies three-bet to 52,000 from the cutoff. Chidwick called. On the flop Chidwick checked. Davies bet 45,000. Chidwick called. On the turn Chidwick checked. Davies bet 85,000. Chidwick called. On the river Chidwick checked. Davies bet 180,000. Chidwick raised all-in. Davies called.


World Poker Tour champion Seth Davies could not catch a break with his big pocket pairs during the playdown stage of this event. For the second time in the same level, he picked up a premium starting hand only to be outflopped by Stephen Chidwick. In this particular instance, Davies picked up pocket kings with just over 45 big blinds to start the hand. Stephen Chidwick had raised from under the gun, making it 18,000 to go with pocket eights in his hand. Davies three-bet for value, raising to 52,000 from the cutoff at the five-handed table. Chidwick called with his pocket eights and flopped top set on a two spade board. Chidwick checked and Davies bet 45,000 with his overpair and backdoor flush possibilities. Chidwick continued to under-represent his hand and just called. The Q© on the turn made a second flush draw possible. Davies now sat with 266,000 in his stack while the pot had already grown to 214,000. Unfortunately for Davies, his hand was likely just too strong to ever get away from given the stack sizes, board texture, and toughness of his opponent. He bet 85,000 on the turn and in doing so, more or less committed himself to the hand. Chidwick called and the river saw the 7™ hit the board. Both flush draws missed and Chidwick checked for a third straight time. Davies bet 180,000 of his 181,000 stack. Chidwick moved all-in and Davies called for his last 1,000 chip, only to see that Chidwick had indeed flopped a monster. Davies was sent home about a table away from the money in this $250,000 buy-in event.

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