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Head scratcher - Mon Mar 10, 2014, 02:01 AM
rabbitzfoot's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 14
Hello people,

please give me your opinions on the following spot, I was in a quandry at the time and now I'm just in limbo with regards to the decision I made;

Scenario: Live game, final 4, Pay outs - 1st £400, 2nd £210, 3rd £70
Blinds: 2,000/4,000

SB: Villain 1; 35,000
BB: Villain 2: 50,000
CO: Villain 3: 80,000
Hero: 71,000

SB, BB and CO were playing tight trying to eek into the money. I myself was also playing snug.

CO folds, Hero is dealt AdQd and goes all in, SB folds, BB tanks for 1 min and calls with 99
Did I make the correct play here?

opinions welcome

Many Thanks

Last edited by rabbitzfoot; Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 02:04 AM..
Mon Mar 10, 2014, 10:43 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hey rabbitzfoot!

When playing the bubble, I want to be picking on the middle and shorter stacks. With the only stack that can knock me out being out of the hand, I'm absolutely shoving here.... and I'd be shoving a whole lot wider than AQ, as it would be at the top of my range.

I run this thru an ICM calculator and here are the shove and call ranges that I get.

You should shove 22+ Ax+ K2s+ K7o+ Q2s+ Q8o+ J4s+ J8o+ T6s+ T8o+ 96s+ 98o 86s+ 75s+ 65s 54s

The opp should call with 88+ AQs+ AQo+

Unlucky, but well played.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 05:46 AM
rabbitzfoot's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 14
Hi John,

Thanks for your input - your vindication has freed me from limbo

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 08:33 AM
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Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,249
I had a lot more to say but pretty much agree with the previous post

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