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25c 90's AKo FT - Wed Feb 19, 2014, 04:27 PM
sapines1001's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 67
8/0 3B=0 39 hands

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 07:12 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi sapines1001!

With AK from UTG, I'm going to make a standard raise, which for this level for me is to 2000. I now get a 12k+ stack that shoves. With being ITM and very close to a top 3 stack (where the larger money is), my first instinct here was that it is probably a marginal fold... HOWEVER... this is a perfect spot to run an ICM calculation to see what my calling range should be.

I went to icmizer and put in everyone's stacks and actions, along with it being a PS 90 man tourney and the answer shocked me. My calling range here is 99+ AK+ AQs. AKo is well within this range, so I need to call.
I was surprised to see TT (thought this was marginal too), 99, and especially AQs in the range here, as I would have thought those were easy folds.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 10:05 AM
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Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,453
first of all sappiness good job to you that you are a disciplined player that you can fold premium hand.

for me all stats doesn't matter now. When I have AKo in this spot I'll insta call.

AKo - you got blocker to A & K

the goal is to win top3 money

you need to win a flip to win a tournament so this is a great spot to flip that sometimes you might dominate him w AQ AJ or flip w any pair QQ- but very rarely that you are dominated w KK or AA.

gl in your games

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