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$0,50 STT, NLHE, Open with AJo?

$0,50 STT, NLHE, Open with AJo? - Sun Apr 06, 2014, 01:45 PM
ahcrata's Avatar
Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 40
80/160 No Limit Holdem
6 Players
Hand Conversion Powered by **deleted link per TOS JWK24**
$0.50 Sit & Go (Turbo)

UTG Thebest793 (2,760) 17bb
UTG+1 HERO (2,050) 13bb
CO snooplion1 (2,055) 13bb
BTN EmileJack24 (2,305) 14bb
SB tupi-tupi (1,750) 11bb
BB ua alex ua (2,580) 16bb

Blinds: 80/160

Pre-Flop: (240, 6 players) HERO is UTG+1
1 fold, HERO raises to 400, 1 fold, EmileJack24 calls 400, 2 folds

Flop: (1,040, 2 players)
HERO ???

I don't know if I must open with AJo in this spot. My push on the flop was because I thought I was ahead.

What do you think about this handw

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Last edited by ahcrata; Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 01:33 PM..
Sun Apr 06, 2014, 06:19 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
Hi ahcrata!

With AJ and 13bb, I need to open-shove here. I went to an ICM calculator and put this scenario in and I should be shoving about 13% of hands (down thru ATo). I'm within this range, so instead of putting myself into a sticky situation postflop where I may have to fold off 25% of my stack, I'm much better off getting it in first preflop.

With no info provided about the opp and their tendencies for playing hands, it's very hard to tell if AJ would be ahead here. The opp's calling this bet for a large portion of their stack, so they should only be doing this with better hands. If they have something marginal, they should shove preflop instead of calling.

As played, I'm check/folding the flop without a specific read on the opp that they will fold to c-bets.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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