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Calling a shove with AKo - $0.25 NL final table - Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:18 PM
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This is a hand from a $0.25 NL Hold'em [90 Players] - Level X (300/600) where I called an MP shove with AKo.

Is this a good call at the FT or would a fold be okay here too at this point in the tourney?

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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 12:44 AM
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Hi IBNash!

Being at the final table, I'm looking to try to get a top 3 stack, then a win.

With AKo, I get a shove in front of me. The key to this hand is a read on the opp and it will be the determining factor. Without a read, all I can say is... IT DEPNENDS!

If the opp is playing loose, then AK will be ahead of the opp's range and I'm going to call to try to get to a top 3 stack.

If the opp is tight, then I'm at best case, in a coin-flip with the opp and therefore need to fold, as I still have a very playable stack.

The only thing that will determine the necessary action here is the read on the opp and none was provided, but this is what I'd do in either scenario.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 12:54 AM
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I'm trying to dig up the tourney in PT so I can get the exact stats but he wasn't overly loose or tight if memory serves me right. Sad bit is, I didn't put him at any range, just assumed it was unlikely he had AA and called.
Is calling a 25BB shove with AK a leak in that situation?
 
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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 02:48 AM
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Yes, unless the opp is VERY loose, it's too much to risk with an unmade hand.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 03:50 AM
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Thanks, at the time, I assumed it would be a leak if I did not call him holding AK. Time to re-read and possibly understand equity and ICM this time around
 

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