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Major decision during the Sunday big game - Wed May 23, 2012, 01:33 PM
0verhiller's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 3
Hi All,

I was in the Sunday big tournament and this happened:

We are on the Bubble
I'm in late position preflop with 55 K in chips (around 20 bb worth)
An early position player goes all in
A middle postion player raises all in which would put me all in
I have pocket aces

What would you do keeping in mind we're on the bubble?
Bubble decisions - Wed May 23, 2012, 02:14 PM
bearxing's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 499
Purely from, a poker standpoint you should call. AA is a plus EV hand preflop against any number of callers. If the aces hold, the large pot will put you in good position to make a deep run to earn a big payday. That said, if you are playing at a level that is well above your normal buy in, a min cash can be a substantial bankroll boost. In that case I would seriously consider a fold. It guarantees me a big payday and with twenty big blinds I still have a decent chance of a deep run.

You had a good tournament however that hand worked out

3 Time Bracelet Winner

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:53 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi 0verhiller!

I agree with Doug. Situations like this are very good reasons for using the proper bankroll management. I want to be in these types of spots, as they can set me up for a very deep run in the tourney. Yes, I could get outdrawn and ko'd, but the reward of a deep run for the times that I win (and I'm the favorite to win the hand with AA).

In a league game I could muck them (due to the point structure) but I really want to be playing hands in this type of situation.

Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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