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AQ open skill league - Sat May 11, 2013, 06:07 AM
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So i get a load of limpers and i dnt want to open AQ for 2.5x +1 for each limper and get called i figured the limpers will fold to my shove and if the 2 muppets to my left call i dominate there 90% opening range so they call i was right but as usual big stack gets lucky like he did 5 hands in a row.

Was just wondering was this the correct play based on the fact that with the limpers and the weak players to my left AQs is definitely well ahead, i dont think limping is the correct thing to do but i dont want to open for the standard because they will all call my standard raise so i guess i could do with some luck actually.

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Sat May 11, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Hi mike2198!

With AQs from the hijack, I get three limpers in front of me. I will make an opening raise to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper, so I will raise to 1100. If someone then shoves on me, I absolutely need to muck, as I do not have a made hand.

I do not ever want to be all-in preflop in a league game without a made hand... unless I'm blinded in. The one and only goal in these games is to last as long as possible in order to obtain as many league points as I can for the end of the month leaderboard and due to this, I NEVER want to be taking any sort of chance without a premium made hand.

Also, a shove here is a very large overbet. The raise to 1100 does NOT pot commit me, so even if this is a cash tourney, I'm not shoving. What will result against normal opps in a situation like this is that I will value-own myself. This means that I'll fold out all worse hands and only get called by better ones... the exact opposite of what I want to have happen.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat May 11, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Ok so i guess you only shove pockets? What pockets do you shove in that spot?
 
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Sat May 11, 2013, 02:06 PM
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In that spot, there ISN'T ANYTHING that I would shove. It's too many chips.

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Sat May 11, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Not even in a cash tourney
 
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Sat May 11, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Not even in a cash tourney
Nope. Shoving here is too many chips for any tourney type.

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Sat May 11, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Ok i think i know how you roll with these tourneys im gonna try your method and see how it goes.
 

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