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  • $30k freeroll 200ppl away from the $

    Heys people I'm new to MTT, got a ticket to this freeroll. Starting chips was 30000, I was up, spewed a bit of chips and back to 30000. I'm at 60bb. Average stack was around 65000. I was ranked 398 while the first 211 would be ITM. Not many reads on villain, he was 17/17 after 24 hands. My intention was already to shove all in preflop as QQ had great equity. So question is should I have folded it preflop since I was around 200 people away from making the money and still had 60bb? Or is it standard play to shove QQ under this circumstance?

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    I don't think you did anything wrong. I think you have to three bet and you have to call. If you'd won you would've been in decent position to make the money and think about better.
    Rob.

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      Hi TheAwesomeNW! If I'm in that position, then I'm thinking that I need chips to get ITM. Due to this, I'm looking to play hands where I can accumulate chips. When the opp raises, I'd definitely want to 3-bet to isolate the original raiser, as QQ plays much better against only 1 opp. My normal 3-bet size would be 3X the previous bet, but, this is right at 1/3 of my current stack, which is the committment point. Due to this, I'm going to shove here. I don't have 60BB, I've only got about 30BB (M of 11 when you add in the blinds/antes). If I had more chips than this, then I'd make a std raise to 9k, then be ready to call a shove. The reason for shoving or calling a shove is that with one opp, I've got just under 50% equity in the pot. When I put my QQ into pokerstove against a 17% range, I have 69% equity. This makes getting my chip into the pot against this opp a large +EV play. Even if the opp would narrow their range to a top 5% hand to call my shove, I still have 57% hand equity and less than 50% invested in the pot... a +EV play. I'm going to 3-bet shove with QQ here to try and accumulate chips to get ITM. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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      • #4
        Thanks a lot ppl! I was still doubting whether I should have made the 3bet and shove. I guess I wouldn't make it to the $$ even if I folded every single hand. With good equity and the need of a larger stack, it's the right move

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