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  • Can I fold this hand? 2.2 NLHE

    My all in was fine or I can wait?
    Last edited by sandip504; Wed Aug 06, 2014, 11:23 PM.

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    I think 55+ & AJs+ is fine if its turbo if normal structure then 77+ & AQ+
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    • #3
      How were the others at the table playing? Loose or tight? How often did they call open-raises?

      Please advise.

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      • #4
        Please find attach image.

        Last edited by sandip504; Wed Aug 06, 2014, 11:15 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sandip504 View Post
          I had 0 read on villain.
          I'm not talking just the one person... everyone behind you. This info will play into my decision.

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          • #6
            I have uploaded stats.

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            • #7
              Hi sandip504! In most instances, I'm going to shove (any pair, and a number of other hands)... BUT NOT HERE. I'm folding and here's why: The key table dynamic here is MY image. I'm viewed as between a LAG and a MANIAC and due to this, I'm much more likely to get called. If I shove a small pair in a spot like this, I'm doing it mostly for fold equity as I do not really want to get called. The way this table is playing, I will get called, by at least one opp, probably 2 (surprised the LAG in the BB didn't play too). The more in the pot, the worse 55 plays. If one opp is in the pot, then I'm in a coinflip, but if 2 call, I'm going to win only at around 30% of the time... which makes this a -EV play. If I had a tight table image (say 18/15 stats for example) then I'll get enough folds to make shoving here a very profitable play (would shove about 18% of hands 22+ A8s+ A5s ATo+ K9s+ KJo+ Q9s+ QJo J9s+ T9s 98s), but because I'm playing 30% of hands... I won't have the fold equity needed to do this. Seeing how I'm playing 30%, I need to have a hand that will be ahead of not only 1, but most likely 2 opps and this lowers what I can play down to TT+ AK+ and even TT or AK is a marginal play. This is a great example of how table dynamics can influence a decision. What can be a correct play in one instance, can be a huge -EV play with different dynamics. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24) Tweet this hand on Twitter using the Tweet button above for a chance to win a seat in the next $5,000 guaranteed Big Bang tournament. You MUST include #LearnPoker and @PokerStarsPSO in your tweet. Winners will be notified by email every Monday. Good luck!
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              • #8
                Can u min raise this hand and fold to some of the players if they jam?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pokerstar671 View Post
                  Can u min raise this hand and fold to some of the players if they jam?
                  Not really, because the stacks aren't deep enough to setmine. If I want to play it to setmine, I need 15X the bet in everyone's stack and I'm not that deep.

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                  • #10
                    oh ok cool
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for useful information!

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                      • #12
                        Whereabouts were you in the tournament at this stage? Looks like you are pretty deep already

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by spand42 View Post
                          Whereabouts were you in the tournament at this stage? Looks like you are pretty deep already
                          Not sure but approximately 60/112.

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