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Too Impatient or ok to shove here?

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  • Too Impatient or ok to shove here?

    Was in the $1.10 PSO Women's trny last night. The players had been pretty aggressive and had been trying to knock out the short stacks with marginal holdings. There were 23 ppl left with 18 being gthe pay out. I keep going back and forth with myself as to whether this was the right decision as if I had won the hand I would have had a massive chip lead in the tourny or if I was too impatient and should have waited for a better spot. Advice please.
    Last edited by gjschiff; Thu Mar 31, 2011, 08:35 PM. Reason: Sorry, posted this in here twice

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    Assuming a standard MTT pay structure (not a flat payout structure or a satellite) I think this is absolutely go time with only 13 bb's. You have the probable best hand and are playing for the win, not just a min-cash. Especially if the money is this shallow nearing the end game, having the chip lead would be huge in that it would give you a lot more flexibility than your current stack does.

    Any bet sizing tell on the villain? 8x open is pretty lol, without reads I would say it often signifies a middling pair or a weak ace trying to take it down without being called. Can this bet size ever by a big hand? I'd have to have a pretty strong read this is the case to fold TT on a 13 bb stack here tbh, as without such a read I'd think we're almost always flipping as a small favorite, or are a good favorite having the villain dominated.

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      Thank you for the observations. On her opening ranges, she had been real solid as I sat at this table for quite some time, but in the previous few hands had been trying to push short stacks out (when they had around $1,000 or so with big raises) or calling their all-ins light with not much success. as she doubled about three players up She had lost about half her stack by then as she had been chip leader for quite a while before that.



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