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  • 25c 90's AKo FT

    8/0 3B=0 39 hands

    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/rep...ash=C043A11F9E
    Double Bracelet Winner


  • #2
    Hi sapines1001! With AK from UTG, I'm going to make a standard raise, which for this level for me is to 2000. I now get a 12k+ stack that shoves. With being ITM and very close to a top 3 stack (where the larger money is), my first instinct here was that it is probably a marginal fold... HOWEVER... this is a perfect spot to run an ICM calculation to see what my calling range should be. I went to icmizer and put in everyone's stacks and actions, along with it being a PS 90 man tourney and the answer shocked me. My calling range here is 99+ AK+ AQs. AKo is well within this range, so I need to call. I was surprised to see TT (thought this was marginal too), 99, and especially AQs in the range here, as I would have thought those were easy folds. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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    • #3
      first of all sappiness good job to you that you are a disciplined player that you can fold premium hand.

      for me all stats doesn't matter now. When I have AKo in this spot I'll insta call.

      AKo - you got blocker to A & K

      the goal is to win top3 money

      you need to win a flip to win a tournament so this is a great spot to flip that sometimes you might dominate him w AQ AJ or flip w any pair QQ- but very rarely that you are dominated w KK or AA.

      gl in your games

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