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NL Weekly Round 2 FR - Close to the bubble: Was this the right move pre-flop?

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  • NL Weekly Round 2 FR - Close to the bubble: Was this the right move pre-flop?

    This hand probably should have been posted in the Bronze section, but I am (for the first time) Chrome so I am abiding by the rules.

    I realize that FR usually don't get much hand review, but I thought the hand itself was good for a topic of discussion.

    I was so close to the bubble, but yet not enough chips to secure a spot in the money. I had a 50/50 chance of riding it out and maybe make the money, I figure.

    My thought process I would like to discuss once I see what others have to say.

  • #2
    ** moved to Advanced No-Limit Hold'em Tournament Reviews **
    2 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Nothing wrong with your play.
      Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        Hi Busted Wagon! The key for me in this hand is.... I don't have enough chips to cash. With this being the case, I'm looking for any situation where I can gain the chips needed to get ITM. When it folds to the button, unless the opp is a total nit (opp profile not listed), this should be a very wide steal attempt. KJo has plenty equity against this range to shove with and since it will cost the opp the majority of their chips to call, I might even have a small amount of fold equity. With this being the case, I'm shipping it in! Well played.umbup: Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

        6 Time Bracelet Winner


        • #5
          What Boom doesn't show, is that I tanked a bit on the decision. Even though it was a FR, the bubble was so close I figured the button was trying to steal the binds and I thought I still had FE. And if they actually had a hand, I was pretty sure my cards would play somewhat post-flop against their range. Even though my shove worked out, I was curious if others thought my shove was the right move.


          • #6
            If you have what you think is a sticky spot, that's what the clock's for. Think it thru and make the best decision is the play that I want to make. If I'm running a complicated calculation thru my head, I'll use some of the clock at times too... it's what it's there for.

            John (JWK24)

            6 Time Bracelet Winner


            • #7
              One thing I want to add... if it wasn't for PSO live training, I would have always called here and 'played safe' - check the flop (if I didn't hit and fold to any bet). PSO training made me think that I should shove here.



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