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TT on 100k freeroll - Sun Jul 28, 2013, 09:59 PM
GamblingProp's Avatar
Since: Jan 2013
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Can we do something else besides shoving or calling pre (like min 3bet)?
Also is my flop call +EV considering villain is on the loose side?

btw I am usually shoving pre but I called here because I was confident both villains had 1 or 2 overcards.

Last edited by GamblingProp; Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 10:01 PM..
Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:33 AM
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Posts: 24,832
Hi GamblingProp!

With tens in the BB, I get a limp, then a min-raise. Due to the stack sizes, I cannot call here, as to set mine, I need to have 15X the bet in everyone's hand and I am nowhere near that amount (and neither are my opponents).
Due to this, I now have two choices, either to raise or fold. However, a raise would need to be a standard raise (to between 3x the previous bet, 900, and a pot-sized raise, 1245). Anything in this range makes me pot-committed, so that rules out raising and now makes my decision either to shove or fold.

The only way that I'd even consider folding here is a satty bubble or if the min-raiser is a total nit that would only min-raise with AA or KK (which should not be the case in a freeroll).

This leaves me with one and only one option... to shove!

If I saw the flop (which I never would), to call the opp's shove, I need to put 1890 into a pot that will be 5025 (37.6%).
I now go to pokerstove and put in my pocket 10's and the flop. This creates an interesting situation, because the looser the opp is, the lower my win % due to having 3 clubs on the board (playing looser brings more Ax, Qx, Jx clubs into their range). Breakeven EV here is at a 22% range for the opp. If the opp is playing tighter than this, then calling is +EV. If the opp is looser, it's a -EV call.

The overwhelming best decision that can be made in this hand is to shove preflop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:22 AM
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Since: Jan 2013
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Thanks JWK, I agree on shoving preflop that saves us from hard decisions on later streets.
no - Tue Aug 06, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 47
No, I think you played it by the book. But it also looks like that was the problem. It was your bb, so having P10, I would have raised x3 the initial raise. That's where it went downhill for you, only managing a draw in the process. I try to follow what Joe Hachem says; don't do scared money.

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