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Risking In-the-Money Position for a Much Better Future - Mon Jan 02, 2012, 05:55 AM
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The game is $0.10 360-Players MTT Turbo. Field size left 37-40... Bubble time! I got 5 or less BB in my stack but there are some players with stacks less than what I have. I am sure to get in-the-money if I sit out this hand, but I decided differently. There are still 4 players after me. All except 1 have stacks atleast 3x my stack. I am pretty sure I will get a caller. So what?!? I thought my A8o is good enough to shove my remaining stacks. I won't get any better hands than that as I am about to get blinded out. It will be unlucky if I ran into premium hands. If I will get a caller, I thought he will definitely be playing almost any hands with his stack size. So I shove.



It was unfortunate though that he hit his 7. I could have doubled up and advanced further into the game instead of settling for just in-the-money position and then get eaten up by the blinds.

I guess my next move is to learn how to use Equity calculator so I can get back to this scenario and really find out if my decision was a + or - Equity.

Would appreciate any comments. Good luck at the tables and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 08:16 AM
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str nh.
22+ A3o+ K4s+ K9o+ Q7s+ Q9o+ J8s+ JTo T8s+ 98s,
on the tight side.
fold if you need 2 bi, push for more.
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 09:00 AM
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I would push here too. With M of about 2 and a chance to open shove with an ace high hand in hijack. I rather aim for higher ROI then ITM.
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 12:14 PM
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 12:21 PM
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I like your shove here and I do NOT like the call by the opp in the blind, as it takes a much better hand to call an all-in, than to be the first to shove.

You hand has 60% equity against a random hand and 47% if you're against (pair, broadway, any A).

If the opps all fold, you gain over 50% of your stack size.

Due to this, I like the shove here if you can be the first one in the pot. If someone shoved before you, then I'm looking for a better spot.

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