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My Most Stupid Call Ever

My Most Stupid Call Ever - Thu Nov 03, 2011, 11:29 PM
boobylops's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 232
Sattelite to the big 3.30, 20 left, tickets to top 11, cash to 12th, i'm 3rd.

Sorry couldn't get hand replayer to save it

PokerStars Game #69998617278: Tournament #461111741, $0.14+$0.01 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (800/1600) - 2011/11/04 4:12:02 WET [2011/11/04 0:12:02 ET]
Table '461111741 8' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 2: tezuka2k (20052 in chips)
Seat 4: boobylops (15884 in chips)
Seat 5: Legendary817 (13710 in chips)
Seat 6: andrey666145 (10700 in chips)
Seat 7: waltimgv (15079 in chips)
Seat 8: YefersonV (17300 in chips)
Seat 9: dodo60 (4380 in chips)
tezuka2k: posts the ante 150
boobylops: posts the ante 150
Legendary817: posts the ante 150
andrey666145: posts the ante 150
waltimgv: posts the ante 150
YefersonV: posts the ante 150
dodo60: posts the ante 150
andrey666145: posts small blind 800
waltimgv: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to boobylops [Ac Ad]
YefersonV: raises 15550 to 17150 and is all-in
dodo60: folds
tezuka2k: folds
boobylops: calls 15734 and is all-in
Legendary817: folds
andrey666145: folds
waltimgv: folds
Uncalled bet (1416) returned to YefersonV
*** FLOP *** [7d 8d Jc]
*** TURN *** [7d 8d Jc] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [7d 8d Jc Th] [Kh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
YefersonV: shows [As Qc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
boobylops: shows [Ac Ad] (a pair of Aces)
YefersonV collected 34918 from pot
boobylops finished the tournament in 20th place

Absolutely no need to play this hand, but I couldn't resist, serves me right.
Thu Nov 03, 2011, 11:53 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,837
I like the call. Get your chips in with the best hand.. it's all you can do.
Fri Nov 04, 2011, 01:27 AM
boobylops's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 232
Gotta disagree, 4 players would blind out in the next two hands and I could have made it past the bubble by check/fold/stall tactics,had at least double the stack of 8th place down, the tables were really badly balanced.
Also I had lost 10k on the previous hand with AK to a raggy straight.

I think this was a rare case of fold AA but maybe I'm wrong

Last edited by boobylops; Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 01:34 AM.. Reason: Added details
Fri Nov 04, 2011, 02:07 AM
JDean's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,145
Flat pay structure event, and you have double the stack of 8th on down with 11 getting paid?

I agree, it wasn't a great call. I'd hardly call it the "worst call ever" though...

Even though you have a chip advantage on a lot of players who may bust before you, you are still on a bit under 10BB. You are in mid position, so depending upon how long it is until the next level, and how steep the level increase might be, it COULD be that you'd need more chips to get ITM.

Consider it like this...

If a few of the mega short stacks got that short because they just went through their blinds, they'd tend to have more hands left before they post blinds again. If the levels go up before YOU hit the blinds, you might bwe facing a post off of upwards of 1/3rd your stack, putting you pretty close to those stacks who now LOOK much smaller than you. so you may well have NEEDED the chips from this double up, and it doesn't get much better than having AA to CALL off your stack.

Realistically, that is a lot of "if's" that would have had to be true to make you "ok" to trade something like a 90% chance at a ticket, for the 80% chance you are likely to have to double up with AA.

What I'd say overall is:

1) Your "gut" is probably right; this is a very special circumstance where folding AA pre flop was probably better.


2) The spot was "dicey" enough that you MIGHT have needed the extra chips to lock down that ticket.

so this isn;t "great" as a call, but it was hardly the "worst ever".

Don't be so hard on yourself...get 'em next time!
Fri Nov 04, 2011, 02:22 AM
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Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,019


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