PokerStars homepage
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


No announcement yet.

Time bomb!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Time bomb!

    It is $3.30 15mins Time tournament with 5mins blind level and 1500 starting stack. We all know what our aim is, to survive but with good chips and not 3BB stack.

    Can I shove? This is the first hand of the tournament

    Bracelet Winner

  • #2
    Hi adikumar2010! Simple answer on a shove... no way, no how, not happening. Here's why.... This is the first hand of a tournament and I have a marginal-at-best hand that is barely ahead of an ATC call, let alone from a single real hand. If both opps call, even with ATC, I'm going to lose this more than 7 in every 10 times. If both call with realistic hands, then I'm losing over 3 in every 4 times! Early in tourneys, I only want to be all in with premium made hands or when I'm a very large favorite and 22 is definitely not in this category as at best case I'm in a flip. The play that I will make is to call and play fit/fold on the flop. If I get a 2, then I'll bet.. if not, I'm check/folding. I wouldn't even shove QQ+ here, as a standard raise would not even pot-commit me. If I had a hand that was worthy of a raise, I'm making it 400 to go. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

    6 Time Bracelet Winner



    X Cookies Information

    We have placed cookies on your computer to improve your experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.