WSOP Final Table Puzzle of the Century Will you fold pocket queens?
WSOP Final Table Puzzle of the Century
Pocket Ts, Jacks and Queens, three-pronged against each other. At this most difficult time, Texas Hold’em players make the most difficult decisions. Will you guys choose to fold in this position?
Eight players left
- Before the flop, the current three players folded, Joachim(11,634,645)Q♣Q♠ in HJ added 2BB, and it was the turn of CO Francisco(4,599,943)T♥T♣….
Joachim adds a wider range because no mid-size player wants to go broke before short-size player Isaac Baron. With only one short-stacker at the final table, it is often easy for players to shove all-in, and such plays often force aggressive players to fold, which is a pretty good strategy at the WSOP final table.
- In fact, Francisco went all-in, and the small blind Claas(8,946,380)J♣J♥ the decision here gets pretty tricky….
Because on the one hand, if he folds and Joachim knocks out Francisco, his tournament reward will be doubled. But Claas should be all-in here because his pocket jacks are still ahead of Joachim and Francisco’s range. And Claas also has a lot of fold equity against Joachim’s range and stack size.
(WSOP Final Table Puzzle of the Century)
Claas pondered and decided to shove, ok, now it’s Joachim’s turn to deal with his pocket queens.
You might think it’s easy
this is not the truth
Given the table dynamics, shoving 45BB means that Claas has to be a very high hand. Two shoves, Claas at the top of his range, and the short-yarder watching in the outfield,
In the end, Joachim thought about it and finally folded. The board showed 9♠8♠A♦7♠6♥ and Francisco doubled.
If it were you, what would you do?
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