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AK (MTT in the top 50) - Thu Sep 29, 2011, 11:08 AM
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I was recently moved to this table in a tournament that was going well for me however , should I have just folded this hand and looked for a better spot . I wanted to win it and had made few mistakes .

The stack was 17BB and I was already in for 3BB



Your thoughts will be appreciated

I had some great fortune with a pocket pair when short stacked and hitting a set with JJ's to double up to $48000 and felt I was well placed to do even better but , might I just protect my stack with a fold in the future ?

I really do not know whether I did the right thing .

Thankyou .

Last edited by JARGON1977; Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 11:22 AM.. Reason: spelling
 
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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 12:48 PM
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if you fold, you're only leaving yourself with an M of about 7. Unless there was a large payout jump with only 1 or 2 more getting KO'd (which probably is not the case)... then I'd gladly play AKs there.

If you're going to win a tourney, you will have to win a few races.
 
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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 01:40 PM
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I don't think I'm ever raise/folding AKs on a 17 bb stack in a standard pay structure MTT. Don't be results oriented, the result of an individual trial isn't relevant it's the long term results that are important. Raise/folding a premium hand with less than 20 bb's is usually going to be a pretty big leak.
 
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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 03:22 PM
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I would snap call. Holding a premium hand on 17 bb's I don't think stack protection should be a concern. Had you been well above average in chips than protecting your stack could be of concern, but not in this case.
 
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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 03:33 PM
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OK , that sounds good . I like the idea of it all coming together one day to take down one of these MTT's , I shall keep trying to do the right thing .

Thankyou .
 
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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Hi a similar thing happened to me, Looking back i probably should of shoved from the start.
Hadn't been at the table long. What do you think?
 

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