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STT $3.50 [6-Max, Turbo] - Heads-Up 22bb effective should we flip A5o vs TT - Sun Mar 09, 2014, 09:05 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
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Hey, boom has stopped working so can't post the hand.

So after a bit of a grind to a single table money spot Heads-Up. Against this opponent who was as bit of a lag - more front than substance. At 100/200 with TT btn open 2.5x = 500, starting with about 4.4k and get shoved on by the villain who just covers me.

Q) So, Heads-Up, me 22bb effective should we flip against their A5o vs my TT?

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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 01:11 AM
Shichi-77's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 607
TT is stack easy for me in HU even with 30BB and you aren't flipping against A5 you are 70% favorite there.
Mon Mar 10, 2014, 06:27 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
It's a stack off 100bb deep let alone 22.
Mon Mar 10, 2014, 12:32 PM
CannonLee's Avatar
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Hand Analysis

Other than having reads of Varadinhas being a lag, did you have reads as to how frequently they 3bet jam all in pre-flop from the big blind? I'd be willing to call with pretty much any pair 77+ or decent Ax combo + AT+ KT+ QT+ JT+ and possibly much wider if I had specific reads. Assuming this villain was playing 20% of their entire range for a 3 bet jam, we'd have about 60% equity in the pot, on this stack depth we should be willing to play for stacks, we have a made hand heads up and will very rarely ever be a dog versus the top 20% of a LAGS range.

Hope this helps.

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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 01:31 PM
TweedleBeetl's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
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Originally Posted by birdayy View Post
It's a stack off 100bb deep let alone 22.
only for very small values of 100bb

I mean. really? do you stack off headsup w/100bb effective with TT?

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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 06:33 PM
spand42's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
Originally Posted by TweedleBeetl View Post
only for very small values of 100bb

I mean. really? do you stack off headsup w/100bb effective with TT?
It depends on the dynamic.

Typically when I've been heads up in tourneys (usually in specific HU tourneys), I've usually felt that I've had a large edge over my opponents - so I'd typically look for a better spot to take a flop and outplay them postflop or outplay them in the rest of the match.

However if your skill level is similar and both of you are playing super-aggressively (as you should be doing) then stacking off with TT 100BB deep is completely fine, as there normally is a significant amount of light 3Betting+ going on.
Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Since: Oct 2011
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You opened 2.5x on button with TT and villain shoved? SNAP CALL so fast you break your finger.

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