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25c SNG 45m : TT , correct call or not ? - Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:07 PM
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i had no stats on anyone. he jammed and i assumed he did it because he had the lowest stack on the table since it's micro stakes people does all kinds of crazy stuff, jamming with any marginal hand or they tend to overvalue those hands.

should i played more tight and folded or was it ok to call with TT ?

 
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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:53 PM
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Hi Luniaril!

On the first level of the tourney, I get an opp that open-shoves 46BB. Unless I have a note on the opp saying that they are a complete maniac and will shove any 2 cards, I need to fold here, as while I do have a pair, it's very vulnerable, as there are many overcards that the opp could have that will beat me if they pair the board.

I'd call this with QQ, KK or AA, but nothing less and if I do want to play one of them, I need to re-shove to try and isolate against the initial player that shoved. I don't want to just call and possibly give the BB the correct odds to be in the pot too, as all pairs play much worse against two opps, than one.

Early in these tourneys, I need to play very tight, as there will be so many players making bad plays that I don't need to take chances. I need to be patient and wait for a hand where I'm a sizable favorite in the hand, not one where I could be behind or in a flip.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 03:42 PM
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i see your point thanks. normaly i would fold anything under JJ , even though villain could had AA shoving at there was a wierd and wrong play also but since this is 25c stake, there are usually lots of maniacs in there, i assumed he probably shoved 2 random cards, thats why i entered pot. because of the tourney being micro stake that effected my judgement and i didn't give enough respect for the opponent, i guess mental side of the game is something i need to work on since you cant learn that with books but need the experience for it
 
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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 03:44 PM
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Do not judge the game by the buy-in... I've seen the same maniacs in everything from a freeroll to a WSOP ($1000 buy-in).

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