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"Curling" PSO homegame. Final table - Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:47 PM
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http://www.boomplayer.com/nl/poker-h...789_41F67A2551

This was on the final table, bubble had just burst.
Should I have folded and let them fight for 7th ?

I figured, if I win, I bust two players and isn't too bad a hand.
 
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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:15 PM
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grats on the FT rkleefstra


When you're in that position at the FT, it looks so appealing doesn't it... to potentially take out 2 for 1? But if you consider the shoving ranges (PP, kx+ Ax+, Q6+, J7+, t7+, gappers) of both short stackers, you still only fair 30% at best with KQs against their ranges. When calling off with 25% of your stack, you have less than 2.5:1 price of what's already in the middle.


I'd rather keep the extra 9BB here, to maximize a double up if the opportunity arises, so it's a fold for me. HU, would be a different story.


But if you know you're on a heater, then call.
 
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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 10:26 PM
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Hi rkleefstra!

To call the two shoves, it costs me 5499 into a pot of 18105 (30.4%).

I now need to see if I have this much equity. With 6.5BB, UTG should be shoving a range of about 27% (which may not be the case since this is a game where every place gets you more points).
The opp in the hijack should be reshoving about a top 14% hand, but once again, with this being a game where every spot gets more points, it could be tighter.

With these ranges, my KQs has 33.3% equity, which makes it a call. However, if these ranges are tighter, say 20% and 10%, then my equity is only 30.0%.

Without knowing how the opps are playing, since it's between a very marginal fold or a call, along with being able to guarantee 10 extra leaderboard points and the fact that if I lose, I'm still 2nd stack... I'm calling!

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 03:09 AM
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After the shove of UTG, I was calling. When villain5 shoved as well my first thought was, "oke, this is a clear fold now" but then I realized it was only 2 blinds more with possiblility to kick 2 people out, so that made me call.

After I saw their hands, I was like "hmmm, I should have known they had me beat pretty bad" and asked on the table if my call was bad. The answer was "put it in the forums "

Ty Marc and John. It was helpfull for sure. As a cashplayer I don't do many FT's...
 
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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 08:42 PM
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I can't say I know the points scoring structure in the PSO games, and it definitely may be a factor in decision making for sure.


But I count 5400 to win 12544, or have I just lost the plot, which happens a bit.


The other argument in retrospect is I'd rather not contribute to potentially triple up a shorty to my left.
 

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