Palms of the Week: Jeff Platt’s Goals Crushed; Deadwood ICM Leverage


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Jason Kapoor Dispatches PokerGO Commentator Jeff Platt

Jason Kapoor
Michigan’s Jason Kapoor

Within the MSPT Sycuan On line casino $1,100 Most important Occasion, it was Stage 11 (1,000/2,000/2,000) when Michigan’s Jason Kapoor raised to 4,000 from the button and PokerGO commentator Jeff Platt (lead picture), who can also be a co-host of the PokerNews Podcast, three-bet jammed for 42,000 from the small blind. The participant within the huge folded and Kapoor wasted little time in making the decision.

Jason Kapoor: {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Jeff Platt: {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Platt was in dire straits together with his inferior kicker and wanted a bailout. The {10-}{7-}{2-} rainbow flop did not do him any favors, however one other {7-} on the flip did open some chop-portunities. Sadly for Platt, the {4-} river was a brick and his run within the MSPT Sycuan On line casino $1,100 Most important Occasion got here to an finish.

Friedman Coolers Nguyen in Greatest Pot of Event

Luke Nguyen
Luke Nguyen

In the identical MSPT match, it was Day 2 in Stage 18 (5,000/10,000/10,000) when Luke Nguyen opened for twenty-four,000 beneath the gun and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adam Friedman three-bet to 35,000 subsequent to behave.

Motion folded again to Nguyen and he four-bet to 185,000, which prompted Friedman to five-bet jam. Nguyen had 510,000 complete and referred to as off solely to find he was on the unhealthy finish of a cooler.

Luke Nguyen: {k-}{k-}
Adam Friedman: {a-}{a-}

Nguyen was trying to get fortunate, however that did not occur because the board ran out clear to ship him to the rail in forty fourth place for $3,009. In the meantime, Friedman collected the largest pot of the match as much as that time.

Mitchell Loses Large in Cooler

Mitchell Loses Big in Cooler

Within the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Tremendous Circuit On-line Collection Occasion #6: $365 GIANT No-Restrict Maintain’em it was Stage 3 (150/300/35) when David “Stoic123” Mitchell raised to 660 from the center, and “mehur” reraised the massive blind to 2,520. Mitchell referred to as to the {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop, then referred to as when “mehur” wager 3,606. They wager once more for five,400 on the {10-Clubs} flip, and Mitchell referred to as once more. “mehur” shoved for 14,399 on the {9-Spades} river, and after throwing the lean emote to the desk, Mitchell referred to as.

“mehur”: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}
David “Stoic123” Mitchell: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Board: {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}

It was an unpleasant board for over pairs, however “mehur” bought full worth from their aces.

Making use of ICM PRessure

Clint Lilienthal
Clint Lilienthal

On the last desk of the 2021 MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship $1,100 Most important Occasion in Deadwood, it was Stage 25 (25,000/50,000/5,000) when Clint Lilienthal min-raised from center place and Taylor Howard defended his huge blind to see a {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop. Howard check-jammed after Lilienthal continued and Lilienthal referred to as off his 570,000 stack.

Clint Lilienthal: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Taylor Howard: {9-Spades}{2-Spades}

Howard related on the flop however was nonetheless trailing Lilienthal’s pocket tens and the {5-Diamonds} paired the board on the flip leaving, Lilienthal feeling fairly snug about securing a double.

Sadly for him, the vendor dropped the {2-Hearts} on the river which gave Howard journeys and Lilienthal took his exit in eighth place for $13,616 whereas Howard used his chips to go deep.

“The nine-deuce was simply me implying max ICM stress,” Howard instructed PokerNews. “After he bets out, there are three shorter stacks than him with two being extraordinarily quick. I shove considering he has to fold throughout playing cards which is what he has a very good majority of the time. I feel he calls 99+ however even put these arms like nines and tens in powerful spot. He tanked and referred to as and I rivered the deuce, which was nice.”

Bullets for the Win

Taylor Howard
MSPT champ Taylor Howard

On the similar MSPT last desk, it was Stage 33 (150,000/300,000/40,000) and heads-up motion when Taylor Howard limped the button and John Schroer checked to see a {4-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop. Schroer check-called Howard’s 400,000 wager bringing concerning the {2-Clubs} on the flip.

Schroer checked as soon as once more after which jammed after Howard fired out 500,000. Howard took a quick second however in the end referred to as and the 2 gamers tabled their arms.

John Schroer: {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Taylor Howard: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}

Howard held the weapons of mass destruction and the {9-Hearts} river secured him the victory for $119,165 whereas Schorer took residence $73,201 for his efforts.

Afterward, Howard shared the next concerning the hand with PokerNews:

“I limped as a result of lots of the time I’d limp he would auto 4x it. This time he didn’t and simply checked. When the cash went in, I’m considering simply please maintain. I had labored him down so many occasions to get quick for him to double up once more. The cash is nice and no matter, however all that was going by my head at this level is I wished to be a two-time champ and get that cool ass trophy. It holds and I have fun with my mates who have been there!”

Quads No Good

We did not report the under hand however felt it was value sharing nonetheless.

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