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0.5 SNG - 45 Players: BB-AKo | Check OR Shove?

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  • 0.5 SNG - 45 Players: BB-AKo | Check OR Shove?

    PokerStars - $0.45+$0.05|150/300 Ante 25 NL - Holdem - 7 players

    BTN: 6.25 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
    SB: 23.59 BB (VPIP: 9.09, PFR: 10.53, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 22)
    Hero (BB): 5.28 BB
    UTG: 26.42 BB (VPIP: 35.14, PFR: 11.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 37)
    UTG+1: 19.07 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
    MP: 14.57 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
    CO: 5.81 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 28.57, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)

    7 players post ante of 0.08 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

    Pre Flop: (pot: 2.08 BB) Hero has Ah Kc
    UTG calls 1 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero raises to 5.19 BB and is all-in, UTG calls 4.19 BB, fold

    Flop : (11.97 BB, 2 players) 3s 3h Th

    Turn : (11.97 BB, 2 players) 6d

    River : (11.97 BB, 2 players) Jh

    Hero shows Ah Kc (One Pair, Threes) (Pre 61%, Flop 73%, Turn 86%)
    UTG shows 8s Js (Two Pair, Jacks and Threes) (Pre 39%, Flop 27%, Turn 14%)
    UTG wins 11.97 BB

  • #2
    I think this is a very easy shove, and you just got unlucky. With Ace King you want to be able to see all 5 community cards to give yourself the best chance to win the hand. You have often got the best hand here, you are low on chips, you just have to go for it but bearing in mind that you will often get a call with very little fold equity and be in a 60/40. In cases like these you have to remember that you made the correct play and got the wrong result.


    • #3
      Hi vj,

      I agree, super easy shove. Don't entertain giving them a free flop with their garbage... you have some fold equity, and a hand that plays well vs. their limp-calling ranges if you get a caller. Take the option to try and thin the field to heads up (or just you) and shove.

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