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$1 45 man - TPTK

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  • $1 45 man - TPTK

    Hi Guys, Should I lay this down? I started the hand with less than 30BB and had no read on the villain. I'm not feeling that good about my hand, although I'm ahead of hands like KQ, KJ, draws etc. Thanks

  • #2
    Hi Dasher.

    The early stages of a tournament are about chip accumulation but more importantly, survival.

    I don't mind the flat call preflop, just seeing a flop in position. If you're going to 3Bet, you'd have to do it with the intention of calling a 4Bet shove and playing for stacks.

    Because of the wet flop, I like your raise to make sure V8 goes away. However you then receive the bad news.

    I this decision is really close. If you think villain's shoving range is something like KK+, AK and A9-AQdd then you are exactly a coin flip and you're getting great pot odds of about 2:1. If you think he's making this play with KQ, KJ, QQ and JJ then your equity jumps to 63%. However if you think he would call with his flush draws and just shove his value hands (AK, KK+), then you've only got 29% equity.

    It's a tough spot but I would probably call against an unknown villain and not be too happy about it.


    • #3
      Thanks Andy, appreciate the feedback umbup:



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