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AQs SB vs limp 22BB - Mon Apr 23, 2012, 06:39 AM
CZDonkey's Avatar
Since: Mar 2010
Posts: 60
Poker Stars $2.28+$0.22 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 1739358
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Hero (SB): t4646 23.23 BBs
BB: t6995 34.98 BBs
UTG: t3569 17.84 BBs
UTG+1: t1911 9.55 BBs
MP1: t7814 39.07 BBs
MP2: t3703 18.52 BBs
CO: t12792 63.96 BBs
BTN: t928 4.64 BBs

Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is SB with Q A
2 folds, MP1 calls t200, 3 folds, Hero ????, 1 fold, MP1

What is my best line here. just shove or raise and play oop with 22BB?
Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:08 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,857
Hi CZDonkey!

What type of tourney is this from? SNG or MTT? How many are left (is this the final table if a SNG)?

In most cases, I'm going to make a std raise here, to 800 and re-evaluate after the flop. AQs has a lot of potential, but as of now, it's only ace high.

The one situation where I would just complete here is with a very aggro opponent, that I'd be worried about 3-bet shoving. While AQs is a hand with great potential, I'm not calling a big stack shove with it here, as the stacks are too deep.

Either way, I'd want to see the flop before I make another decision in the hand against a larger stack. If it was against a small stack, then I would be more likely to shove and have them make a decision for their tourney life.... but against a larger stack, I want to be sure I've got the best hand before shoving.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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