2013 Asian Nations Cup: Day 2, Session 3

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Last hand of session 7

anc-day2-5334Hand 210, Table 2

Fu Jun folds UTG, Singapore’s Daniel Chua raises from 2nd position to 175. Three folds around to Kinichi Nakata in the BB who makes the call. The flop comes out 4h Kc Ad. Kinichi leads out with a bet of 325, call from Daniel. The turn is 3c. Kinichi check-raises to 2,600 after a bet of 1,025 from Daniel – Daniel calls. The Ace of spades shows up on the river – Kinichi fires out 3,000, Daniel moves all-in and Kinichi folds. Daniel shows AQo for trip aces.

Standings after 210 hands:

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Teams reviewing IFP’s re-player

The power of IFP’s re-player can hardly be overestimated – during the lunch break all players enjoyed this amazing tool in team sessions where they were able to go through each and every hand they wanted to see all the action both in a log and in an animated version. As play is getting closer to the finish every decision becomes more crucial to team standings and every little piece of information on opponents’ play can prove vital.

IFP’s re-player will be available online on pokerfed.org after the event.





Standings after 200 hands:

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Two more sessions to go

player-25During a break I talked to Stas Tishkevich, the president of The Israeli Poker Union:

What were your expectations going into this event?

Our expectations were first of all qualifying for the finals in Brazil, anything less than 4th place would be a failure. We are aiming for 1st place, as the Israeli team is combined of very good poker players and most of them play poker for a living.

How did you pick your national team and how did you prepare?

I’ve picked the team according to live tournaments winnings given by HendonMob, online poker winnings given by OPR, and volume in MTTs. Israel is a small country, and the poker community knows each other, so it was easy to choose the players, whom I personally know.

As for preparations we talked strategy in our 8 hour stop in Amsterdam, on the way to China.

After day 1 you are at 543 points (540 average) and just above the qualifying threshold. Are you happy with your performance? Will your team be analyzing Day 1 play and make adjustments?

After day 1 we made not so impressive results. After sitting all night and analysing the hand log given to us by IFP, we realised 2 things – the main thing was that we were over-thinking regarding the tournament structure instead of just playing poker.

2nd thing was realising that the tournament results are greatly affected by teams playing against the Mongolian team. Our team ran poorly against them in All-Ins pre-flop, unstacking with our TT losing to K3o etc. We believe that if IFP checks results without team Mongolia we will be in the top 2 at least.

Tell me a little about your national federation. How many members do you have and what kind of activities are you organizing? What are the plans and ambitions for the future of your NF?

Our national federation is very young – just 2 months old and we have yet to start recruiting members. The Asian Nations Cup is the first official competition of the Israeli team, and it is actually the first official activity of the union. We are planning to make Match Poker competitions in Israel, we will try to bring an official WPT event into Israel and have many more activities on the go. You will definitely be hearing about us in 2014, we hope to make IFP proud!

Standings after 190 hands:

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