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sunday storm on the bubble - Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:52 PM
milehigh0874's Avatar
Since: Aug 2011
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pretty self explanatory as to why i made the call here,this was my first time ever playing this tournament and got in on a fpp satellite so any itm finish was a bonus

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so i busted out at 5776th,at the start of the hand there was about 6333,with a 6300 cut off ,im not that unhappy with my call here as under 10bb will generally have a large range and hoping not to be called, anyone with a bit of experience in these tourneys feel free to let me know if i should've hung around for a better hand/oppurtunity.min cashed for $15.99

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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Hi milehigh,

You've starting the hand with close to a 9bb stack, there is probably no amount of action that could get me to fold QQ when this short, especially not a single open shove from a slightly shorter stack. You are crushing this guys shoving range, you just happened to run into the top of that range here, it happens.


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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Hi milehigh!

I agree with Dave. With a short stack and a premium hand, I'm going to play this here every time. Yes, it's nice to get ITM, but with a premium opportunity to pick up chips for a deeper run in the tourney, I'll take the chance here with QQ every time. Unfortunately, the hand turned into a cooler, but much more often than not, QQ is well ahead here.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:11 AM
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Count me in as well milehigh.

You're just under 9bb's as Dave pointed out,or more to the point your M is 3.47. This can really never be a fold in this spot...ISO and to a shorter stack to boot. And you have the extra kicker that it's only 3 peeps to the bubble bursting and you just took the blinds so you have a full orbit coming. So even if you do miss here you're going to cash. So even a sort of implied odds here---you're looking at an excellent double up opportunity AND if you miss you still can complete your first objective,making the satty hit pay off---so let it fly and hope it's your turn. More often than not in this spot with that hand it will be.

100% the correct call here. Just a cooler.

Grats on the cash.

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