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Dealing with midstacks

Dealing with midstacks - Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:48 PM
D H Q's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 31

Hi guys, the point on this hand is that having in mind i was doubling in chips the agressor, would have been better a call?... all the last hands are from my last premier league qualifier tourney

What do you think

Last edited by D H Q; Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM..
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:29 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
I liked your initial raise to 3BB, the button calling is basically irrelevant due to them not having any chips. The SB shoving here can be a big problem.

What reads did you have on the SB? Were they raising or shoving many hands? How often were they seeing flops? What kind of cards were they getting to showdown with (real hands, marginal hands, or air)?

My decision here is going to be totally based on reads. If they opp was playing most hands and had showed down marginal hands, then I'd call the shove. If the opp was playing tight, then you could easily be behind and at best case in a race. If the opp was playing extremely tight, you may only have the flush as outs or possibly just the A and the flush.

The other read to look at is YOUR play. Were you raising a bunch of pots (especially from late position to steal)? Were you playing tight or loose?

This decision is going to be based on all these questions, and without the answers to them, it's really hard to say what to do, because the answer could be EITHER to call OR to fold.

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