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Hot .55 Turbo Late stage QQ after UTG raise and before HJ shove and more?

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  • Hot .55 Turbo Late stage QQ after UTG raise and before HJ shove and more?

    It's the final 2 tables of the Hot 0.55 Turbo, and our Hero faces a UTG raise and has in UTG+1. As if a UTG raise isn't bad enough, we get a subsequent HiJack shove, with the UTG calling. I call for the tiny rest of my stack (which now looks to me that I should have shoved initially, if playing this at all)... What would you have done in this spot, knowing the second UTG call signifies a very strong hand? Is the initial call warranted or should Hero have effected a masterful laydown pre like a slithering electric eel to live another round? **deleted image per TOS JWK24**
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    Last edited by JWK24; Thu Sep 11, 2014, 04:34 PM.

  • #2
    Hi Nataraj1!

    This needs to be a snap-shove. I cannot call here. Whenever I put over 1/3 of my chips into the pot in a tourney, I have one option.. to shove.

    When I'm this short in a tourney, I'm basically never folding a premium hand like QQ.

    John (JWK24)

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      You have like 3 Big blinds left, so QQ is far better than most of the hands you should shove with a stack size like that. You just have no time left to wait for ''better'' hands.

      I would have shoved directly, calling doesn't make sense, because you have already invested that much that you are forced to call any re-raises or bets.
      Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        Okay, shove it is, thanks a lot guys. I guess I was already tilting from the two other hands I posted since the shove seemed necessary if I play this - obvious from seeing my replay but I didn't take the proper decision at the table - initially had a big lead and then dwindled to nothing in three hands.

        This is the hand that busted me in 16th.



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