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AQo in position but facing a standard raise - Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Need help with tourny play

This was from the big 4.40 late reg still on for 45 mins so i'd rather not go broke but then again I've only had 2 other playable hands. We have nearly doubled the 15k guarantee

almeria246 is an agressive player playing loose with his big satck last time michalP.com raised on button I flated and almeria246 pushed all in. However in last orbit or so i've noticed, he has slowed up a bit. rest of table seems quite tight and unless bb is sitting on a monster i think they will fold.

anyway whats your move here.

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Hi Grade b!

With this being very early in an MTT, I"m going to err on the conservative side and fold here.
There is a known aggro behind me left to act, along with the 2 limps and the BB. This pot could easily get out of control preflop and I'd want to either have a better hand, or be isolated against one opp.

With 50BB in my stack, I'm going to look for a better situation. I'd much rather be card dead in the beginning of a tourney too... before the blinds/antes and pot sizes get much larger.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Hey Grade b,
If I was in your position, I would flat call.

Wait for the big stack to shove, if every body else folds to his shove I am calling him.
Happy to take his chips off him.

If one of the tight players shove I fold.

If the flop comes and I miss, I just fold.

You have to collect chips to win, Why wait to blind down and shove with worse?

Just my thoughts,

I am starting to like playing against bullys.
 
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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:40 AM
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ty both for your thoughts,

i have started to notice my Tournament play is definably lacking which is a bit of a bummer with the micro millions coming up.

I shall be posting more spots and any advice will be appreciated, and is slowly being digested.

Grade b


I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

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