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Poker Hand Matchup: Kelly Wong vs. Chris Brewer

Swords Q 6 5 T 6

Kelly Wong

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

Starting Stack: 11,223,575


77.34 %

84.65 %

93.18 %


Christopher Brewer

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

Starting Stack: 2,875,152

K 3

21.27 %

15.35 %

6.82 %

Posted On: Oct 27, 2020


Preflop, with 35 players remaining, a seven-handed table, and blinds of 125,000-250,000 with an ante of 30,000, Kelly Wong raised to 500,000 from the button. Chris Brewer called from the big blind. On the flop Brewer checked. Wong checked. On the turn Brewer bet 690,550. Wong called. On the river Brewer moved all-in for 1,654,602. Wong folded.


Chris Brewer was one of the shortest stacks in the field with 35 players remaining. The American high-stakes cash game and tournament player’s diminutive chip count freed him up to take some risks in order to try to run up a stack, and he seized on the opportunity with a fearless multi-street bluff against Kelly Wong’s medium stack. Wong picked up A-K on the button and min-raised to 500,000. Brewer elected to defend his big blind off of a stack of roughly 11.5 blinds. The flop came down Q-6-5 rainbow and Brewer checked to Wong, who checked behind. Brewer seemingly read Wong’s decision to check back the flop as an invitation to take control of the hand. He led out for more than a half-pot bet after the 10´ hit the turn. With two overcards and a gutshot, Wong made the call and the 6® paired the board on the river. The pot had grown to 2,716,100 while Brewer was left with just 1,654,602. Having arrived at the river with only king-high for showdown value in a raised pot, Brewer elected to back up his turn stab with an all-in move on the river. Brewer might have figured that he was the more likely player of the two to have a 6-X holding as the big-blind defender than Wong would be as a preflop raiser, even from the button. Wong folded to the shove and Brewer took down the pot, increasing his stack by just shy of 47 percent without a showdown. Despite the chip influx, however, he was one of the next few players to be eliminated. Brewer took home $55,880 as the 33rd-place finisher, while Wong placed 18th for $79,625.

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