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  • fifty50-tricky spot

    8 left
    Blinds 40/80/5

    UTG 1550
    MP 1400
    MP2 1900
    MP3 1100
    CO 1350 (HERO)
    BUT 2600
    SB 2500
    BB 3600

    Pot 160

    MP3 open limps for 80.(Vpip 48/Pfr 5/Fcb 40)
    I am in the CO with KJs and ~17BB. I know I am ahead of limper's range, but how do I play this? I think I am too short to raise/fold and too deep to shove(if the players left to act had -12BB, that would be an easy shove)

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    Hi Espada_Nu.4! This is an awkward stack size. A standard raise here would be to 320, which is about a quarter of my stack. With the opp limping a ton of hands, I should be ahead of their range (56% equity). I now go to an ICM calculator to see if shoving is an option. When I enter the situation in, I get a shove range of JJ+, so it's not going to be a shove. Since shoving is a -EV play (-2.45%) and I don't want to raise and have to fold later in the hand as I'd leak off a quarter of my stack... my best option is... to fold. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

    6 Time Bracelet Winner



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