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235fpp - Fold with AK?

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  • 235fpp - Fold with AK?

    Just starting to look at some ICM spots in more detail.

    2 seats get an $11 ticket.

    Apparently it's a super-losing call to call with AK here?

    Poker Stars 235FPP No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds + t20 - 4 players - View hand 2486372
    DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

    Hero (SB): t905 M = 3.93
    BB: t385 M = 1.67
    CO: t280 M = 1.22
    BTN: t1430 M = 6.22

    Pre Flop: (t230) Hero is SB with A K
    1 fold, BTN raises to t430

    I should only call KK+?
    Last edited by birdayy; Sun May 04, 2014, 06:29 PM.

  • #2
    I posted a hand like this recently and it's meant to be a super tight calling range.

    Like TT plus or so.

    Id probably end up shoving but I am pretty sure we are meant to fold.


    • #3
      Hi birdayy! Before I put this into ICMIZER, I was expecting a calling range of about QQ+... BUT.. I guess I was too loose with it. The one and only hand that I should get it in with here, per ICMIZER, is AA. Even KK is -0.57%EV here, AK is -8.28%EV. These satty spots are all about chip stacks, so as long as I have a top 2 stack, then I really only want to be playing pots against the smaller stacks. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

      6 Time Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        The key to this hand is the shortness of the other two stacks. You should be playing no hands against the only opponent who can knock you out of a qualifying spot.

        You have no choice other than to allow him to bully the rest of the table until one of the shorter stacks gets lucky and gets a stack that can harm either you or the big stack.



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