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Did i make the right call? last 5 - Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Hey guys, first post and would love your thoughts!

So i was playing in a 27 man tourny at my local pub. Top 4 got paid and then was 5 left. I was sitting about 3 in chips with 55,000.

Situation - I was in the small blind for 5,000. It got folded around to the dealer who shoves with 50,000. I look down and see Ace-9 unsuited. I pondered what to do for a while, even had time called on me. I eventually called and big blind folded.

He showed K-10unsuited and i had my A-9unsuited.

He ended up hitting a 10 on the river and i lost. Ended up coming 5th and missed out on the money.

My question is however, was that the right call or should i have just let it go and folded?

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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 04:33 PM
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*** moved to more appropriate forum JWK24***

Hi Liverpool015!

Welcome to the forum. I moved this question to the hand analysis section, as it's a better fit here and should hopefully get more responses.

Good luck at the tables.

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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Hi Liverpool015!

With the 3rd stack in this situation, I'm normally going to try and hold my chip position and get ITM before making a move.
A read on the dealer would help here, as if they were shoving over and over on the button and playing a much wider range of cards, then I'd be more tempted to call.
One thing I try to do in this situation is that I normally like to be the first player to shove in a hand, instead of calling a shove. Calling a shove takes a much better hand. To call a shove here, I normally like to have a pair, or a big A (one that can make a straight, flush or both). My preference here is to not call a shove with A6-A9, especially if they're not suited.
I also try not to be calling a shove from a stack larger than mine in this type of situation without a made hand.

In this particular hand, you were about a 58% favorite, so you did get your chips in good, and got unlucky in the hand. Whenever you're all-in, a player wants to have their chips in as the favorite, which is exactly what you did.

My particular style in these types of situations is a bit more conservative than others, so I try to only play hands against the smaller stacks, especially when I'm in position, or when I have a premium hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 09:53 PM
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