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mid pocket pair too weak to call early all-in? - Sat Jan 14, 2012, 09:06 PM
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i don't know about BU all-in but seem to over value his hand. the player that cold call is a maniac and of cause both are very loose...i know that JJ 3 way don't have much winning % but feel that it too strong to fold. should i have folded?

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the next hand: should i be raising with my 99 there cause the table was so loose? i decided to go all-in with the BU be cause of previous. bad play?
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Sat Jan 14, 2012, 10:49 PM
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ohh ok i spot the different with the 99 hand. BU shove instead of min raise so i can't assume his shove is weak...
 
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Sun Jan 15, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Hi Keldraco!

With JJ this early, I would standard open, which for me is to 3X, or 90. With the soft play in these tourneys, if it was only one opp that was playing loose, I'd most likely call in this spot. However, with a shove and a call after my std raise, I'm going to muck here and look for a better situation.

In the 99 hand, if I was going to play 99 here, I'm going to std raise every time. When the raise is called by two players and then shoved by the button, I'm going to muck here. 99 may or may not be ahead in this spot, but even if it is ahead, in a multi-way pot, won't be a favorite. Due to not being a favorite to win the hand this early in the tourney, I'm going to try and find a better situation.

I also wouldn't necessarily look at the button's shove as weak here. There is an opening raise and 2 callers, if I were the button, I would expect at least 1 caller, if not 2 or 3 and I wouldn't want to be shoving a hand that I was not comfortable playing a multi-way pot with.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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