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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 04:17 PM
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The situation matters so much!! Why are you calling on the bubble of an SnG when you're second in chips? If you lose this hand you're effectively out. Just wait until you can open shove a hand if you think you need more chips.


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 05:43 PM
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with a hand like 99, the situation you're in will be very dependant on how you should play it.

Here, you're on the bubble with a chip stack that will get you ITM, so since the opp shoved first (all the pressure's on you), I'm mucking it both because I want to preserve my chip position, but you could easily be in a race that will cripple you (or worse, even dominated).

If you were first to act and shoved into a LAG (exactly what I did in a live tourney on Monday but was to a loose/passive), then that is a much better play... because then the pressure is on the opponent, not you.

It also takes a much better hand to call a shove than to shove first and while 99 is a made pair, there are many cards higher that can outdraw you.


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:57 PM
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I'll flip with QQ or JJ... lower pairs, if I can't shove first, I'm not calling a shove.


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