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open all in w/ 47o sb, blinding out.

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:05 PM
JDean's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,145

It is a risk of course, since an astute opponent may well read you as being on a wider than normal shove range in a blind on blind match up, but with just over 6BB in your stack and facing a player in the big blind with just over 9BB in his stack, you should have pretty good fold equity.

If the big blind player is an extremely loose caller, or if he has shown little knowledge of poker, then you may not have as much FE as versus a more "normal" type player. In that case you want to be careful about jamming a rag hand into a weak player. But in most cases, you are in great enough need of chips to make this fine.

Hope it helps.


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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:10 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
how many cash and are you ITM yet?

It's not a bad play because you can just under 50% to your stack and the opp won't want to call without a real hand, because if they double you, they're crippled.
If they call, you're in trouble, but it's better here to shove than to open, because you don't want to be playing a hand with bad cards out of position.

If the top 6 cash, I'd be more tempted to fold due to the one stack at 1k that will blind out first. Other than that one situation, I think it's worth the risk.


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