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 . Phillip Gruissem called in the big blind.
I would be more inclined to three-bet 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 , suited type hand. He would just call.
We were three ways to flop, and it came , 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 . Even with a hand like he sometimes checks behind.
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