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AQ with 12bb to come.

AQ with 12bb to come. - Sun May 01, 2011, 04:49 PM
andrei17731's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 160
So I'm playing the sunday storm and its the middle phase of the tournament, the blinds are about to increase in 2 min and I get myself in this hands. I was thinking since the blinds are going to increase to 150/300 and my stack will be 12bb I decided to chip it all in now. Was this a wrong decision? or was it okay to chip it

PokerStars Game #61558042228: Tournament #418010003, $10+$1 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (125/250) - 2011/05/01 13:44:16 PT [2011/05/01 16:44:16 ET]
Table '418010003 338' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: Garga699 (4715 in chips)
Seat 2: SteTruce (5225 in chips)
Seat 3: jesper1988 (6285 in chips)
Seat 4: SCORPIONSAJ (4415 in chips)
Seat 5: alexpokerwin (8550 in chips)
Seat 6: F_Morais_10 (6250 in chips)
Seat 7: Shayzy (4960 in chips)
Seat 8: andrei17731 (4100 in chips)
Seat 9: vili el nen (2681 in chips)
Garga699: posts the ante 25
SteTruce: posts the ante 25
jesper1988: posts the ante 25
SCORPIONSAJ: posts the ante 25
alexpokerwin: posts the ante 25
F_Morais_10: posts the ante 25
Shayzy: posts the ante 25
andrei17731: posts the ante 25
vili el nen: posts the ante 25
SCORPIONSAJ: posts small blind 125
alexpokerwin: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to andrei17731 [Ad Qh]
F_Morais_10: folds
Shayzy: folds
andrei17731: raises 350 to 600
vili el nen: folds
Garga699: folds
SteTruce: folds
jesper1988: folds
SCORPIONSAJ: raises 650 to 1250
alexpokerwin: folds
andrei17731: raises 2825 to 4075 and is all-in
SCORPIONSAJ: calls 2825
*** FLOP *** [2c 4s 6d]
*** TURN *** [2c 4s 6d] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [2c 4s 6d 7c] [9h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SCORPIONSAJ: shows [9c 9s] (three of a kind, Nines)
Sun May 01, 2011, 07:14 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
First, you're not ITM and need to be accumulating chips to get ITM, then for a deep run.

With your first raise, I'd have done one of two things.... either raised a bit more or made the initial push. Either way, you're going to be in the same situation because they are calling a push with a pkt pair. The basically min raise back from them says pocket pair to me (probably a small to mid pkt pair). The one and only way I'm letting go of this is if the opponent is playing extremely tight and I put them on AA, KK or AK.

You're isolated against only 1 opponent and with 2 high cards, more often than not, you're going to be in a race against an underpair. If you're going to win any tourney, you need to win some race situations.

Unfortunately, you got unlucky and didn't win the race, BUT seeing how you needed to accumulate chips, I don't have a problem with pushing back preflop.

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