Home / Community / Forum / Poker Education / Texas Hold'Em Tournament Section (MTTs & STTs) /

Hand from Celina Lin video

Old
Default
Hand from Celina Lin video - Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:38 AM
(#1)
stejens's Avatar
Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
Was watching the video from Celina Lin in the 50/50 SNG here:

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...y50-105-Part-1

I was curious though with the table that has 9T suited on the button at 2.40 of the video.

Why is it to be folded here when on the button early on and only having 120 to call, even a raise maybe. Using position and a decent hand to see a flop on the button. I guess some players will play this hand many different ways, but for me I thought long term it's at least a call here?
 
Old
Default
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:45 AM
(#2)
HokyPokyToo's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,902
**moved to more appropriate forum**

Hi stejens,

Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Here is a link to help familiarize you with all the features and services available at PSO. Feel free to look around the forum
and post any comments or questions you may have.



You are invited to join the PokerSchoolOnline Community Home Games Club, and information on how to join the club
may be found HERE.
"The Dog Days of Summer" will be held in the PSO Home Games Club from August 2nd to the 11th.

Hope to see you there!

Joss


2 Time Bracelet Winner


 
Old
Default
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:58 AM
(#3)
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by stejens View Post
I was curious though with the table that has 9T suited on the button at 2.40 of the video.
Why is it to be folded here when on the button early on and only having 120 to call, even a raise maybe. Using position and a decent hand to see a flop on the button. I guess some players will play this hand many different ways, but for me I thought long term it's at least a call here?
It's an easy fold, and it's because of the lack of implied odds. The player UTG opened for 3bb. Calling the bet would mean Celina has put a twelth of her stack in the middle. To make profitable calls with suited connectors, you typically need to be able to win 20-25 times the price of calling. Since you seldom hit a monster hand with T9s, you need to be able to win a a big pot when you finally do. Implied odds of 12 to 1 are not good odds.
In a deep-stacked cash game (with 100bb stacks), calling with T9s could be profitable, but short-stacked in a tourney, you don't have enough chips to speculate.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


Bracelet Winner
 
Old
Default
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 01:12 PM
(#4)
stejens's Avatar
Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
That certainly makes sense, thanks for the answer. No doubt the gamble in me makes that call then, which I am trying to work on as I have been losing for a while
 

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com