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The Haves and the Have-Nots

Johannes Strassmann

It's a bit easier to play a postflop pot with 100,000+ than it is with 13,000. That lesson was just presented to Team PokerStars Pro Johannes Strassmann a moment ago in a angle with Anton Wigg.

We only caught up on the turn, but we can infer that Strassmann was the preflop raiser, and it looks like the flop went check-check. In any event, we joined as the board showed {Q-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {2-Hearts} with 2,650 in the pot. From the big blind, Wigg led out with 1,750 from his big stack, and Strassmann's quick call left him with just about 10,000 in front of him.

On the {A-Clubs} river, Wigg fired out with a bet of 4,250. It leveraged Strassmann into a corner, and he'd spend the next few minutes agonizing over the decision for nearly half his chips. Finally, he reluctantly picked up his cards and dropped them a few inches forward, face-down.

As Wigg collected the pot, a smirking Strassmann tried to draw some information, but the Swede just quietly stacked up with a slight nod.

From what we hear, Wigg was responsible for the elimination of Praz Bansi not too long ago, and he's our big stack right now with more than 130,000.

Chip stacks
Anton Wigg se 132,000 48,000
Johannes Strassmann 10,000 -10,000
Praz Bansi gb Ude

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