Strategy with Kristy: Timothy Adams Analyzes Hand from EPT London Super High Roller

On this week's Strategy with Kristy podcast, Timothy Adams serves as guest. Adams, also known as "'Tim0thee" online, has been on a live tournament hot streak this year, particularly when it comes to High Roller events. He placed fourth in the €100,000 buy-in Super High Roller at EPT Grand Final, cashed in the €10,000 High Roller at EPT Barcelona, and most recently, he finished sixth in the £50,000 Super High Roller at EPT London. Adams spoke to Kristy on Day 2 of that event about an interesting hand he played.

Here is a snippet from the interview:

At this point, I have a good table image. I've been winning a few pots without showdown and the one hand I showed down was pocket kings. So, Shaun Buchanan opened in in the cutoff to 17,000 with the blinds at 4,000-8,000. I was in the small blind with {k-Spades}{10-Spades}. Phillip Gruissem called in the big blind.

I would be more inclined to three-bet {k-}{10-} offsuit, but I like flatting this hand when I'm suited. I just don't want to three-bet, have him four-bet, and have to fold. My hand plays great. The only issue is that Phillip could squeeze from the big blind, but by me calling, he's getting a good price to see a flop. I don't think he'd just squeeze hands like {j-}{8-}, {j-}{9-} suited type hand. He would just call.

We were three ways to flop, and it came {q-}{j-}{9-}, two spades. I pretty much flop the world. I decided to lead the flop for 29,000 which was roughly half pot. I decided to lead because when it checks to Shawn, he tends to check back a lot of hands because of how wet the board is. He wouldn't want to check-raised with a hand like {j-}{x-}. Even with a hand like {k-}{q-} he sometimes checks behind.

Check out the podcast to find out how this hand ends:

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