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Ako in the 70k guarenteed. (standard play?)

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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:19 PM
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While AK is a hand with many possibilities, it's still only ace high.

preflop: you get UTG+1 making a std raise to 3BB and then a mid position flats the raise. Since you only have ace high, it's best to flat the original raise here, instead of shoving and putting your tourney life on the line without a made hand. It's still early in the tourney and you can get value post-flop from many hands worse than yours if you hit an ace or king on the flop. Blindly shoving your entire stack with ace high into 2 opponents is something I wouldn't do here because a hand that calls will normally be ahead of you (any pocket pair is ahead of you).

You did get unlucky that the opp called with a worse hand and then hit, but by blindly shoving without a made hand, this will happen to you over and over. You want to get your chips in when you know that you have the best hand and you do not know that here and almost all of the time, you're going to have the worst hand here.


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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:23 PM
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*** moved to HA and deleted the duplicate thread JWK24***


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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:26 PM
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Plus we have position. What if we are see UTG+1 as loose and we are in the blind OOP? JigJig did mention UTG+1 had been in every hands.
 

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