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Poker Hand Matchup: Marco Gambini vs. Remy Murcia

Swords A 9 4 4 8

Marco Gambini

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

Starting Stack: 10,400,000

A 9

67.68 %

95.15 %

100.0 %

Winner!

Remy Murcia

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

Starting Stack: 3,730,000

9 7

30.22 %

4.85 %

0.0 %

Posted On: May 07, 2024


Outcome

Preflop, with six players remaining and blinds of 150,000-300,000 with a big blind ante of 300,000, Marco Gambini raised to 600,000 from the hijack. Remy Murcia called from the big blind. On the flop both players checked. On the turn Murcia checked, and Gambini bet 750,000. Murcia called. On the river Murcia checked, and Gambini bet 2,000,000. Murcia called.

Analysis

The 2024 France Poker Series main event kicked off the 2024 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo festival in grand style, with 2,096 entries made in the €1,100 buy-in affair by the time registration closed. This hand took place early on the final day, with just six players remaining. Remy Murcia was the short stack to start and found himself in the big blind with 9-7 suited facing a min-raise from Italy’s Marco Gambini. Murcia, who began the hand with just under 12.5 big blinds, made the call and flopped middle pair. He checked and Gambini, who flopped aces and nines, checked behind. Gambini could have considered making a small continuation bet, as he would likely do so when he failed to connect with the flop. The turn paired the bottom card from the flop and Murcia checked again. Gambini now opted to bet around 45 percent pot with his aces up. Murcia made the call, perhaps looking to bluff catch against Gambini’s K-Q and other unimproved high-card holdings. The 8Diamond Suit completed the board and Murcia checked a third time. The pot now sat at 3,150,000 while Murcia, who checked as the first to act, had just 2,375,000 remaining in his stack. Gambini bet a bit shy of two-thirds pot for value and Murcia went into the tank. After some time staring down his opponent and engaging in a bit of banter, Murcia went for the hero call. He was shown the bad news and was left with 375,000. To add insult to injury, the blinds went up before the following hand was dealt, which meant that Murcia’s remaining chips were downgraded to less than a single big blind. He went on to finish sixth for $66,442, the largest recorded score yet on his tournament résumé.

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