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0.55 750Gtd shove A9s 13BB (BB) - Sat Dec 07, 2013, 05:58 PM
sapines1001's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 67
players:2221 remaining:158 ITM:324
villain3 has stats:28/0 91 hands villain6 has stats:33/8 25 hands

Sat Dec 07, 2013, 07:37 PM
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I like the way you played this.

You've already reached the money so you should now be looking to finish in a high position, ideally the final table as this is where all the money is. You only have 12BB and should be looking for spots to steal dead money and/or double up.

Both villains are very loose passive and their actions in this hand are not particularly scary. I think going all in is exactly the right play - leveraging your fold equity to the max.

A9s is doing OK against pocket pairs, KQ/KJ and crushing lower Ax, all of which I think are likely to be in the villain's calling range as he is so loose-passive. Of course we are crushed by 99+ and AT+.

If villain's range is as wide as I think it is (based on plays I've seen in my own experience), then you actually have 51.12% equity. Removing KJ/KQ doesn't change too much.

So your likely hand equity along with your fold equity makes going all in the correct play.
Sun Dec 08, 2013, 12:55 AM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,783
Hi sapines1001!

With 14BB before the hand starts, I get a limp and a min raise in front of my BB with A9s. Against two loose opps, I like the idea to squeeze here and with my stack size, the one play that I have is to shove.

Worst case would be against villain 6, that while they are loose, they don't raise as much and they did raise here, so I cannot use the full 33% range. When I go to pokerstove, my A9s against a range that includes 77 is a 60-40 underdog, but the added chips already in the pot make it a worthwhile +EV play as I'll have 43% equity against the opp if they call and it will be even higher EV once I include the number of times that they fold and I take down the pot without a fight.

IMO, well played, but unlucky.

John (JWK24)


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Sun Dec 08, 2013, 07:07 AM
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Since: Jan 2013
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I think it's marginally bad there with A9s.
Probably ATs+ would have been my choice, but definitely a good spot to squeeze.
Sun Dec 08, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by GamblingProp View Post
I think it's marginally bad there with A9s.
Probably ATs+ would have been my choice, but definitely a good spot to squeeze.
I agree it's pretty marginal but I'm much more up for taking risks when I'm in the very low stages of the payouts and I'm trying to finish in the decent money.
Sun Dec 08, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Thanks to everyone who commented this hand, i'm a beginner and before the comments I thought shoving A9s against someone who only raised 8% of his hands wasnt good if my stack was confortable, but I agree with the reasoning you guys exposed, I think the hand was well played too by Hero
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