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0.25 45 man sng - Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:51 PM
sunil786's Avatar
Since: May 2013
Posts: 113

10 player remaining , 7 paid
the chip leader was open shoving every hand he got .

should i fold or go to showdown
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:57 PM
GamblingProp's Avatar
Since: Jan 2013
Posts: 714
Looks good to me, although I prefer a shove on the river.
It seems weird that they decided to limp after open shoving on previous occasions, but that could show more weakness than strength.
You can limp along preflop to keep the pot small, but I don't hate the raise.
Also raise sizing is on the small side, you can probably get more value preflop.

Last edited by GamblingProp; Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 02:59 PM..
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 03:40 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi sunil786!

With 88 from the SB, I get a limp in front of me. I have two choices here. I can either limp behind and try to setmine OR I can make a standard raise to 700 (2.5BB+1BB for each limper).
What I can't do is to do something in-between. All that a smaller raise does is to bloat the pot and make the price more in order to setmine (as I'm giving the opps the right odds to call, so I should expect a 3-way flop). I have to chips to setmine for 200, but not for 500, as I don't have 15X this in my stack.

I see a HU flop with three unders. I need to lead here and the key is the sizing. With one opp in the pot, I must bet 1/2 pot (663). I cannot bet less than this or I could once again be giving the opp the correct odds to try to outdraw me. If I bet less and they do outdraw me, then it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

The opp calls and the turn pairs the board. I'm going to make another standard 1/2 pot value bet here (1263). Once again, I cannot bet less as I don't want to give the opp the correct odds to try to outdraw me. My plan for the rest of the hand is that if the opp raises, then I need to fold and if the opp calls, I'm hoping to get to a cheap showdown if the river does not improve my hand, as I do have showdown value but might not have the best hand.

The river puts trips on the board and here I need to shove or fold. I cannot bet smaller than shoving, as a standard bet (1/2 pot) makes me pot-committed, so if I bet.. I cannot ever fold and due to this, I'm shoving the river.

The keys here are that every single bet in this hand is too small. I need to make standard bets or I can give the opp the correct odds to outdraw me and if I do so, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:08 AM
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Since: May 2013
Posts: 113
thanks all for the review

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