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Big $4.40:Late in tournament...low on chips.

Big $4.40:Late in tournament...low on chips. - Sat Mar 02, 2013, 11:07 AM
soletitbe's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
Having trouble with installing hand replayer,so hope this will suffice:

1. It was getting late in tournament.
2. I was running card dead for about 6 orbits.
3. Very,very low on chips.
4. This was my bust hand from tourny.

Would like some feedback on this play, and what ways should i've had played it, if at all?

PokerStars Hand #94706985628: Tournament #709011342, $4.00+$0.40 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXVI (1600/3200) - 2013/02/26 22:19:25 ET
Table '709011342 299' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: agustinfino (390910 in chips)
Seat 2: steliossun (266035 in chips)
Seat 3: ahctuM (67985 in chips)
Seat 4: tambor1979 (17472 in chips)
Seat 5: soletitbe (5751 in chips)
Seat 6: nonsense440 (61621 in chips)
Seat 7: Madgik12rus (66133 in chips)
Seat 8: JoseBau_Yard (111787 in chips)
Seat 9: langosport (92597 in chips)
agustinfino: posts the ante 400
steliossun: posts the ante 400
ahctuM: posts the ante 400
tambor1979: posts the ante 400
soletitbe: posts the ante 400
nonsense440: posts the ante 400
Madgik12rus: posts the ante 400
JoseBau_Yard: posts the ante 400
langosport: posts the ante 400
langosport: posts small blind 1600
agustinfino: posts big blind 3200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to soletitbe [Tc Ah]
steliossun: folds
ahctuM: folds
tambor1979: folds
soletitbe: raises 2151 to 5351 and is all-in
nonsense440: folds
Madgik12rus: folds
JoseBau_Yard: raises 7449 to 12800
langosport: folds
agustinfino: folds
Uncalled bet (7449) returned to JoseBau_Yard
*** FLOP *** [2h Th 6s]
*** TURN *** [2h Th 6s] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [2h Th 6s Jh] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
soletitbe: shows [Tc Ah] (a pair of Tens)
JoseBau_Yard: shows [Qc Qh] (a pair of Queens)
JoseBau_Yard collected 19102 from pot
soletitbe finished the tournament in 175th place and received $16.10.
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 19102 | Rake 0
Board [2h Th 6s Jh Kc]
Seat 1: agustinfino (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: steliossun folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: ahctuM folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: tambor1979 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: soletitbe showed [Tc Ah] and lost with a pair of Tens
Seat 6: nonsense440 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Madgik12rus folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: JoseBau_Yard (button) showed [Qc Qh] and won (19102) with a pair of Queens
Seat 9: langosport (small blind) folded before Flop
Sat Mar 02, 2013, 12:36 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi soletitbe!

With less than 2BB left, I need to be shoving a very wide range and a broadway ace definitely fits (honestly, I'd be looking to shove about a top 50% hand here and ATo is a top 11% hand). Due to this, I'm going to shove this everytime I'm in this situation. I've got too few chips to not go with the hand here.

What I would look at in a situation like this, instead of my exit hand, are the hands that I passed on that got me to this low of a stack. I'd be looking for hands that I missed playing, especially when I was in position with a +EV situation (which could be multiple of them due to the large blinds/antes compared to my chip stack). Seeing which opportunities that I missed (so that I can learn from them and not pass on them the next time) is where I learn the most from these types of situations. Most of them will probably be missed steal opportunities from the button/cutoff/hijack.
By taking advantage of these +EV spots in late position, yes, sometimes I will get KO'd sooner, but on average I'll be gaining chips, so that I can also make some deeper runs in the tournies.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Thu Mar 07, 2013, 04:05 PM
nanonoko's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 350
i think you definitely need to shove here especially since some players have already folded in front of you. with such a short stack sometimes you can't just wait for premiums but the nice thing about your hand is that you can easily get called by worse and have a nice chance to double up and more. The main reason too you can't sit around waiting is that the antes are going to eat you up and by the time you find a hand to play you might have less than 1 bb left.

Last edited by nanonoko; Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 08:57 PM..

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