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Risking In-the-Money Position for a Much Better Future

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  • Risking In-the-Money Position for a Much Better Future

    The game is $0.10 360-Players MTT Turbo. Field size left 37-40... Bubble time! I got 5 or less BB in my stack but there are some players with stacks less than what I have. I am sure to get in-the-money if I sit out this hand, but I decided differently. There are still 4 players after me. All except 1 have stacks atleast 3x my stack. I am pretty sure I will get a caller. So what?!? I thought my A8o is good enough to shove my remaining stacks. I won't get any better hands than that as I am about to get blinded out. It will be unlucky if I ran into premium hands. If I will get a caller, I thought he will definitely be playing almost any hands with his stack size. So I shove. It was unfortunate though that he hit his 7. I could have doubled up and advanced further into the game instead of settling for just in-the-money position and then get eaten up by the blinds. I guess my next move is to learn how to use Equity calculator so I can get back to this scenario and really find out if my decision was a + or - Equity. Would appreciate any comments. Good luck at the tables and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

  • #2
    str nh.
    22+ A3o+ K4s+ K9o+ Q7s+ Q9o+ J8s+ JTo T8s+ 98s,
    on the tight side.
    fold if you need 2 bi, push for more.


    • #3
      I would push here too. With M of about 2 and a chance to open shove with an ace high hand in hijack. I rather aim for higher ROI then ITM.


      • #4
        *** moved to HA since member wants info on how to play the hand JWK24***

        6 Time Bracelet Winner


        • #5
          I like your shove here and I do NOT like the call by the opp in the blind, as it takes a much better hand to call an all-in, than to be the first to shove.

          You hand has 60% equity against a random hand and 47% if you're against (pair, broadway, any A).

          If the opps all fold, you gain over 50% of your stack size.

          Due to this, I like the shove here if you can be the first one in the pot. If someone shoved before you, then I'm looking for a better spot.

          download version 1.24 of pokerstove, this version works (the older ones stopped working yesterday)


          6 Time Bracelet Winner



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