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Was this a correct shove? - Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:22 PM
EmotiveKiwi's Avatar
Since: Sep 2011
Posts: 140
Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

Should I have perhaps called or 4-bet smaller then shoved the flop?

Villian was playing 55/10 but only 20 hands on him.
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:31 PM
JDean's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,145
Hi Emotivekiwi!

Your shove is fine.

1) You hold the pre flop nuts; that hand will NOT be the nut hand on most all flops though, so ANY call that is made is going to be a "mistake" for an opp here, but the same may not be true on the flop.

2) The pot had over 900 in it, and that represents a pretty big chip up for your stack even if you do not get a caller. It the pot were smaller, a big raise may cost you the opportunity to get more value, but as the pot grows, taking down just the amount in there now becomes more and more valuable.

3) A raise and a 3bet shows likely "interest" in the pot by at least one opponent. this means that either (or both) of the opp's may be willing to play a BIG POT with their hand(s). Since you hold the absolute best hand pre flop and can only be called by less, why not give them the chance to do so?

So in my opinion EK, your shove was just fine here.

Hope it helps!


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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:35 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,841
Hi Kiwi!

I agree with Dave on this that I like the shove too. A std 3-bet is going to be over 1/3 of my stack (committment point in the hand), so due to this, I'm going to shove.

Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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