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Another Huge Call At Triton Poker Cyprus As Kudinov Looks Holz Up With Ten-High

What happens at Triton Poker Cyprus? Just a day later Patrick Antoine grabbed headlines for an impressive bottom pair hero call at a $25,000 high rollers final table, the Russian Viktor Kudinov launched a senseless appeal against Fedor Holz with only ten-high.

The big game came at the final table of the $30,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed during the Triton Series, which Kudinov finished seventh for $164,000, while the German Prince finished fifth for $272,300.

Not a believer

The hand took place at the final table with eight players remaining and blinds of 50,000/100,000/100,000. Holz started the action with a raise to 240,000 from the small blind with {6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Kudinov called from the big blind with {10-Clubs}{9-Spades}.

The flop came {q-hearts}{2-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and Holz checked, while Kudinov checked back. The bend brought the {k-Spike} and Holz stabbed with a 175,000 bet. Kudinov called with his gutshot.

The river brought the {a-Clubs} and Holz fired a bet of 390,000 with an air total. Kudinov used a time bank thinking of a call with only ten-high.

Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

“Flatting with ten-high would literally be the sexiest thing I’ve seen at a Triton (event) so far, and we’ve seen some very sexy parts,” Ali Nejad said from the cabin.

Kudinov somehow found the call and waited for Holz to lay down his hand before showing the unlikely winner. Holz nodded respectfully after seeing his bluff fail and Kudinov quietly raked the pot.

Too much bluff at Triton?

Kudinov’s massive call with ten-high was acclaimed on social media, with some comparing it to a legendary jack-high call Erik Seidel made in 2015 EPT Monte Carlo.

In a tweet accompanying a video of the hand, Triton Poker wondered if “everyone (is) massively over-bluffing in the Triton Super High Rollers.”

Jeremy Ausmusa regular on the high roller circuit, countered the idea that his high-stakes peers were bluffing too much.

“Blubbing at a more optimal frequency is likely,” Ausmus said.

For his part, Holz thought his opponent’s call made sense, noting that “my value bets are traps and Qx and bluffs are worse than 8-high.”

“He needs to call some of his high J’s and T’s and 9T seems like a good candidate for the price he’s getting,” Holz wrote on Twitter.

The $30,000 high roller is still ongoing, and here’s a look at the remaining schedule for Triton Poker Cyprus.

Remaining hours of Triton Poker Cyprus

DATE TIME AN EVENT TO BUY
Sep 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. #3 NLH – 6 HAND $50,000
Sep 8, 2022 4:00 p.m. #5 NLH – 8 HAND $75,000
Sep 9, 2022 1:00 p.m. #5 NLH – 8 HAND $75,000
Sep 10, 2022 4:00 p.m. #6 NLH – INVITATION RIVET PIECE $200,000
Sep 10, 2022 2:00 p.m. #15 NLH – 8 HAND $20,000
Sep 11, 2022 1:00 p.m. #6 NLH – INVITATION RIVET PIECE $200,000
Sep 11, 2022 1:00 p.m. #15 NLH – 8 HAND $20,000
Sep 11, 2022 4:00 p.m. #7 POT LIMIT OMAHA $25,000
Sep 12, 2022 1:00 p.m. #6 NLH – INVITATION RIVET PIECE $200,000
Sep 12, 2022 1:00 p.m. #7 POT LIMIT OMAHA $25,000
Sep 12, 2022 4:00 p.m. #8 NLH – MAIN EVENT $100,000
Sep 13, 2022 1:00 p.m. #8 NLH – MAIN EVENT $100,000
Sep 13, 2022 4:00 p.m. #9 NLH TURBO 8 HANDS $50,000
Sep 14, 2022 1:00 p.m. #8 NLH – MAIN EVENT $100,000
Sep 14, 2022 4:00 p.m. #10 SHORT ANTE BRIDGE ONLY $30,000
Sep 15, 2022 1:00 p.m. #10 SHORT ANTE BRIDGE ONLY $30,000
Sep 15, 2022 15:00 #11 SD ANTE-ONLY – 1 BULLET (PL PF) $40,000
Sep 16, 2022 1:00 p.m. #11 SD ANTE-ONLY – 1 BULLET (PL PF) $40,000
Sep 16, 2022 15:00 #12 SD ANTE-ONLY – 1 BULLET $50,000
Sep 17, 2022 1:00 p.m. #12 SD ANTE-ONLY – 1 BULLET $50,000
Sep 17, 2022 5:00 p.m. #13 SD – MAIN EVENT $100,000
Sep 18, 2022 1:00 p.m. #13 SD – MAIN EVENT $100,000
Sep 18, 2022 5:00 p.m. #14 SHORT ANTE BRIDGE ONLY $25,000
Sep 19, 2022 1:00 p.m. #13 SD – MAIN EVENT $100,000
Sep 19, 2022 15:00 #14 SHORT ANTE BRIDGE ONLY $25,000

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