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Calling short stacked shoves with AQs, again - 0.25c NL

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Calling short stacked shoves with AQs, again - 0.25c NL - Tue Oct 29, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Hi,

This is a hand from a $0.25 NL Hold'em [90 Players] - Level VII (125/250) that I lost.

I expected the guy to shove with any range given his stack size and called his shove holding AQs. In a situation like this, where I have the chips, is this call +EV or still -EV?

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...685_C522B918F1
 
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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Hi IBNash!

With AQs from the SB, I get a short-stack shove from the cutoff. The decision I need to make here is to shove or fold. The one option that I do not want to take is to call and invite the BB into the pot. I do not have a premium made hand, so I want to keep it as a HU pot.

With the shove being from the cutoff, the range that I want to play against them from the SB based on a 5BB stack is....
22+, Ax+, K2s+, K5o+, Q2s+, Q8o+, J5s+, J8o+, T6s+, T8o+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s

AQs is at the very top of this range, so I want to be in the hand and I will re-shove preflop to try to isolate the cutoff.

Against the opp's range, all of the hands that I listed are +EV calls.. regardless of my chip stack.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:56 PM
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So half correct play, thanks! At least I'm starting to get something right, I usually would isolate, but having a week of the MOST amazing runbad has affected some of my play.
 
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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Genuine question John, are those hands you list +ev calls assuming the villain is shoving "correctly", or in general? Would be curious to know, as I think people shove way too tight in these.
 
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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Hey AK!

That's the unexploitable Nash list for 5BB and the position of the hero and villain.

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