A Hand Matchup from the 2012 EPT Deauville
Final table, six handed, with the blinds at 50,000 and 100,000 with a 10,000 ante, Guichard raised to 200,000 from the button, Jais called in the big blind. On the Flop, Jais checked, Guichard checked. On the Turn, Jais bet 250,000, Guichard called. On the River, Jais bet 320,000, Guichard called.
Jais’ broadway cards easily qualified for a call out of the big blind against Guichard’s late position raise. He flopped an open ended straight draw and got a free look at the turn once Guichard failed to make the continuation bet. Jais correctly sensed weakness and semibluffed the turn, but Guichard relied on his Ace-high for the call. Jais bet his busted draw on the river with the value bet bluff, pricing his bet to mimic a value bet that appeared unafraid of a call without a deterring size. It was an excellent play, but Guichard’s deep stack gave him plenty of room to look up his crafty opponent with Ace-high. Jais’ run soon ended in 5th, but Guichard went on to face Vadzim Kursevich heads-up for the title.