Poker Analysis Is your choice the same as Dwan’s Pros?

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Poker Analysis Is your choice the same as Dwan’s Pros?

Analysis Have you ever fantasized about transforming into one of the world’s top professional poker players and playing the game instead of him/her? If so, how would it feel?

For those of you who have had this kind of fantasy, here is your chance.

The 8 hands presented today are exactly the kind of hands Tom Dwan has played in some super high stakes games.

When testing these hands, your goal is not to make the same decisions as pro, but to choose what would be the best play in that situation.

After the test is completed, we will announce who are the top pros corresponding to the 1st question, 2nd question, 3rd question…even 8 questions. The more correct questions, the higher the matching pro achievement.

Answers & parsing and matching pro will be announced at the end of the article.

 

===First question===

“Late Night Awkward Cards” program, the blinds are $300-600, the straddle is $1200, and the effective code size is 280,000.

Tom Dwan sat on the straddle with K♦K♣, Patrick Antonius opened preflop to $4,100 from the cutoff, Peat called on the button, Dwan reraised to $19,800, Antonius called, and Peat folded.

The flop came Q♣10♥4♦ for $45,100, Dwan checked, Antonius bet 27,000 and Dwan called.

K♠ on the turn, $99,100 pot, Dwan checks, Antonius bets $59,000, what should Dwan do?

 

A: Fold

B: Call

C: All-in about 200,000 knives

 

===Second question===

“Live at the Bike” regular table, blinds 50-100, the straddle is $200, the big blind is $100, and the effective stack is 56,000.

Garrett Adelstein opened from UTG+2 to $800 with 8♥8♠, Ryan Fee 3-bet to $2,600 from the cutoff, and Garrett called.

The flop came 10♠9♠2♦ for $5,575. Garrett checked, Ryan bet $3,300 and Garrett called.

The turn is a 3♣ for $12,175. Garrett checks and Ryan bets $16,000. What should Garrett do?

 

A: Fold

B: Call

C: All in

 

===Third question===

“Live at the Bike” regular table, blinds 50-100, the straddle is $200, the big blind is $100, and the effective stack is 56,000.

Garrett Adelstein opened UTG+2 with 8♥8♠ to $800, Ryan Fee 3-bet to $2,600 with K♦K♣ in the cutoff, Garrett called.

The flop came 10♠9♠2♦ for $5,575. Garrett checked, Ryan bet $3,300 and Garrett called.

The turn came 3♣ for $12,175, Garrett checked, Ryan bet $16,000 and Garrett called.

The river is 7♥, the pot is $44,175, Garrett checks, Ryan is back with $34,500, what should he do?

 

A: Check

B: Bet $22,000

C: All in

 

===The fourth question===

“Late Night Bad Cards”, $300-$600 blinds, Phil opens from mid position to $2,000, Antonius calls from the cutoff, and Tom Dwan calls from the small blind with A♦J♠.

The flop came 3♦2♠2♦ for $7,200, Dwan bet $5,700, Ivey folded and Antonius called.

The turn came 7♣ for $18,600, Dwan bet 16,300 and Antonius called.

J♥ on the river, $51,200 pot, what should Dwan do?

 

A: Check

B: Bet $14,000

C: Bet $42,000

 

===The fifth question===

High Roller, $150-$300 blinds, Tony G opens from the SB to $1200, Vanessa Rousso calls from the BB with A♥A♣.

The flop is J♠6♠5♣, and the pot is $3,000. Tony G bets $2,000 without checking. What should Rousso do?

 

A: call

B: Raise to $5,500

 

===The sixth question===

PokerStars High Roller, $200-$400 blinds, Phil Hellmuth opened from the cutoff to $1600 with J♦9♣, Dani Stern called from the SB, and so did Friedman from the BB.

The flop came J♠9♦6♥ for $5,400. Stern counter-bet $3,600, the BB folded, Hellmuth raised to $15,000, and Stern called.

The turn is the 8♥, the pot is $35,400, and Stern re-bets $25,000. What should Hellmuth do?

 

A: Fold

B: Call

C: All in

 

===The seventh question===

PokerStars High Roller, $200-$400 blinds, Phil Hellmuth opened from the cutoff to $1600 with J♦9♣, Dani Stern called from the SB, and so did Friedman from the BB.

The flop came J♠9♦6♥ for $5,400. Stern counter-bet $3,600, the BB folded, Hellmuth raised to $15,000, and Stern called.

The turn came 8♥ for $35,400, Stern re-bet $25,000 and Hellmuth called.

The river is 7♥, the pot is $85,400, and Stern bets 35,000. What does Hellmuth do?

 

A: Fold

B: Call

C: All in

 

===The eighth question===

PokerStars High Roller, $200-$400 blinds, Martinez (entertainment player) raises to $1300 in mid position, Phil Hellmuth calls with A 9♣ in HJ, Minieri calls in CO, over Bill Perkins from the blinds also called.

The flop is 8♦7♣4♦, the pot is $6,000, Perkins checks, Martinez checks too, what should Hellmuth do?

 

A: Check

B: Bet $1500

C: Bet $4000

 

Answer analysis

Answers B, A and C to the first question are all wrong.

For Dwan, the turn card is very interesting. As far as the current situation is concerned, there are a total of 20 kinds of cards (AJ and J9 combination) higher than him, and smaller cards than him, such as 44, TT, QQ, There are 23 combinations of QTs, KQ, KJ and AK in total.

In terms of absolute strength, Dwan’s top set is very strong, but from a relative strength perspective, this set is just a strong -catcher in this situation. This is because if Dwan chooses to raise, hands that are worse than him won’t buy.

Taking this information into account, on the turn, among the three ABC options, the option with the highest EV is B to call, and then see what the river is dealt before making plans.

In the real game, Dwan moved all-in and was called by Antonius with TT. The two chose to open two rivers, the first dealt 6♣, the second dealt 8♥, both times Dwan win.

 

Answers A, B and C are incorrect for the second question. On the flop, Garrett’s range was at a disadvantage. Considering the size of Ryan’s bet, Garrett’s call on the flop was already at a critical point. On the turn, Ryan’s bet was even More than the size of the pot, and in Garrett’s range, there are many stronger hands that can call this amount, but 88 is not a hand that can be used to call, even A♥2♥ 88 is suitable, because it has 5 outs, and it is also the blocking card of AA, so on the turn, Garrett’s best way is to fold, which is actually a very good fold.

However, in the real game, Garrett chose to call, the pot was 44,175, the river 7♥, Garrett checked, Ryan moved all-in for $34,500, more stacks than Garrett, Garrett called after thinking for two minutes, and Ryan showed K♦ K♣.

 

The answer to the third question is C. On the river, Ryan should be quite sure that he has the best hand.

On the flop Ryan bet so big, Garrett just called, and because of the high stack size and the wet board, Garrett’s odds of holding sets and two pair were greatly reduced. On the turn, Garrett still only called rather than shoved in the face of Ryan’s overbet, and Garrett’s odds of holding a pair + were down to almost 0%.

All hands in Ryan’s range have barely improved on the river (unless he calls preflop with 8♠6♠ or J♠8♠ or the turn with 77), which means Ryan The odds of holding the best hand are over 90%.

Considering that Ryan’s range is quite polar, he could have an aborted flush or straight draw, or a much stronger hand than Garrett, so he should bet big, or something like this. Playing hands all-in this way not only puts the most pressure on your opponent’s range, but also maximizes value for both parts of your own range.

As mentioned in the question above, Ryan did move all in and his opponent also paid.

 

Answer B for question 4 bets $14,000. Antonius has very few hands over Dwan in his range, more of which are some aborted flush draws. If Dwan bets big on the river, while the odds are very high that he has the best hand, many hands in Antonius’ range are weak on this face (such as 44-66, 7x of diamonds, or 88-99). ), Antonius will fold these hands 80% of the time in the event of a big bet. Also, by betting big, Dwan would also miss out on some of the value of Antonius’ aborted flush draws.

The correct way to do this is to make a small bet, so Antonius is more likely to call with a bluff-catcher, and in addition, a small bet might induce Antonius to raise with an aborted flush draw , after all Dwan bet so small, Antonius probably felt that raising would give fold equity, so he did.

In the real game, Dwan bet $43,700, Antonius raised to $135,000, Dwan called and caught a 6♦4♦ bluff.

 

Answer B to question 5. Tony G should check a lot of hands in his range in this position on most boards. When he chooses to bet without checking, it means he is using his entire Betting with a range, this approach will face a greater risk, and when Tony G is betting without looking at his cards, good players will know how to raise with a very high frequency (strong hands, medium hands or weak hands. Yes), to exploit Tony G’s weak range, so calling with AA should be a mistake not even a rookie would make.

In the real game, Rousso raised to 5,000, Tony G raised to 20,000, and Rousso called. The turn comes with A♠ for a pot of 43,000, Tony G bets 10,000, Rousso calls, Tony G moves without checking again, this time he checks. The river came 5♥ for a pot of 63,000, Rousso moved all in for 192,000 and Tony G called in seconds.

 

Answer B of question 6 called. After the turn was dealt, there were three combinations (QTs, T7s and 75s) in the straight, so Hellmuth’s relative hand strength decreased, even if it is not clear how many of these combinations are included in the Stern range, But it’s always possible that he has these hands, so Hellmuth isn’t a good place to raise for value.

At the same time, Stern has a lot of top pair like AJ, KJ, QJ or in his range, so Hellmuth shouldn’t consider folding, so he can only choose to call.

 

The answer to question 7 is A fold. The river is the most unfavorable card for Hellmuth among the remaining cards. Those who make semi-bluffs or thin value bets on the turn are all hands. Made the card on the river. Since Hellmuth has no ♥ in hand, picking an all-in bluff is extremely risky and should only be considered if you know your opponent very well.

Given this information, Hellmuth’s best course of action here on the river is to fold!

In the real game, Hellmuth made the call and Stern showed Q♣10♣ to close the pot.

 

The answer to question 8 is A check, Hellmuth’s card is very weak, just two cards that are bigger than the card face, although he hit the backdoor nut flower draw, but considering the CO position (the range is very closely related to this card face) Action, plus the big blind could also have a straight, two pair, or set on this face, so Hellmuth’s best bet on the flop is to check with him.

In the real game, Hellmuth kept firing three shots in a row, the turn was a 10, the river was a whiteboard, and all three shots were called by Martinez (the entertainment player) who had a T9o.

 

Match Players to One or Two Questions ↔ Guy Laliberté

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△The owner of Sun City Circus, nicknamed the fish on the poker table

 

Matching Pro ↔ Victor “Isildur1” Blom to Three Questions Four Questions

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△ Online high stakes swing king

 

Matches five to six questions ↔ Alex “Kanu7” Millar

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△ Online heads-up and six-player table masters, earning over $4.4 million in PS and FTP

 

Match 7 to 8 ↔ Jonas “OtB_RedBaron” Mols

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△ Recognized as one of the best online players,

From 2012 to 2017, the profit from playing online cash exceeded 7 million dollars,

The style of play is imitated by peer players

 

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