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QJo - Sat Aug 24, 2013, 03:10 PM
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How I should play in situation like this?
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:02 PM
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You should never call UTG all-in with QJo. You just fold. Even if you have read on the opponent that he's maniac, maniacs can also have monster hands.
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Is this h-turbo? Cause if it is then i might be wrong.
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:16 PM
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This should be a very easy fold. Villain might be a tilted maniac that is shoving any two cards, but QJ is not far ahead of a random hand and is way behind any pair, ace, or king. The absolute worst option is to flat call the open shove, leaving 118 chips behind, because if someone else calls, the pot will be much larger than your stack, meaning you are pot-committed, and have to get the rest in if you have any pair or draw, or even just two overcards.
When someone open shoves in a cash game, the only hands I'd call with are QQ+, and possibly JJ if the stacks are relatively short. If someone shoved over 100 big blinds (like in this example) I'd even fold AK, as I want to be better than flipping.
Villain shows up with T8o, which is a trash hand, but even if you were heads up against that hand, QJ would lose more than a third of the time. There's no need to gamble like this. Learn to be patient in cash games, and get your money in when you're much more likely to be a favourite.


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