Garett Adelstein and Andy Tsai are both regulars in the high stakes games at Live at the Bike!
Both are excellent and aggressive cash game players and know each other’s game very well as they have a lot of history and often play against each other.
This time they clash in a massive pot, when both of them hit a set on the flop after a lot of preflop action. View our analysis and watch the Poker Hand of the Week below!
Poker Hand of the Week Analysis
Gman finds J♠J♣ in UTG+1 and raises to $600 and Smiley calls with Pocket Sixes in the Hijack.
Andy wakes up with K♠K♣ in the cut-off and 3bets to $2,400. When the action comes back to Garrett he puts in a big 4-bet to $9,600, Smiley quickly gets out of the way and Andy just calls.
The dealer lays 3♣K♥J♦ into the middle. An absolute monster flop as Andy hits top and Garrett middle set.
Adelstein bets $7,800 and Tsai sets the trap and continues his slow play by just calling.
The turn brings the Q♠ and Gman fires $14,000 into $34,400 and Andy again just flats! Potsize: $62,300
On the River Q♦ the board pairs and makes both players a full house. Garett has Andy covered as Tsai has less than a potsize bet left.
Adelstein must believe that he has the best hand and probably just thinks how to get the most money out of Tsai. He decides on a bet of $30,000 into $62,300 and leaves himself $45,600 behind.
Tsai now takes his time to signify weakness before announcing All-In for $55,650 and only $25,650 more. which prompts Garrett immediately a smile on his face. Potsize: $194,000
Garrett gets great pot odds of 8.5 to 1 and many probably think that this is therefore an insta-call with a full house. However, Andy is at the top of his range and the way he played the hand is absoulte nutted.
The question is: Would Andy do this without the nuts or with a worse hand then Garrett’s?
Garrett goes deep into the tank and tries to get a read by speaking to Andy. After almost 5 minutes 5 and a half minutes in the tank Adelstein decides to fold his hand.
Garrett came to the conclusion that Andy must have him beat and saved himself $25,650!
What a fold! Only the best players are able to laydown the third nuts, when getting pot odds of 7.5 to 1 in a $200,000 Pot. Well played Gman!
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