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The Hotter $.55NL, A8s severely short stacked and card dead

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The Hotter $.55NL, A8s severely short stacked and card dead - Mon Apr 07, 2014, 09:00 AM
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PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 0.55 Tournament, 1,500/3,000 Blinds 375 Ante (9 handed)
MP3 (t28,439)
CO (t4,771)
Button (t46,399)
SB (t52,804)
BB (t12,252)
UTG (t50,834)
UTG+1 (t9,578)
Hero (MP1) (t10,815)
MP2 (t52,911)

Hero's M: 1.37

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 8, A
UTG raises to t6,300, 1 fold,

Do I go all in (clearly I wont be stealing and will have go to showdown) or wait?
 
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Mon Apr 07, 2014, 02:33 PM
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If the villain is loose and looking to steal the blinds at any opportunity, then moving all-in would be a good play as you might easily get it in good.

However against a normal/unknown UTG range, A8s performs very badly with only a ~33% equity. In addition you've got lots of players still to act who might have you dominated.

So I'd pass up this spot and hope to get something else that I can move all in with very quickly!
 
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Mon Apr 07, 2014, 03:49 PM
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I was so card dead and blinds were getting close, so I fell in love with the hand and got very lucky.
Basically I just decided it was time to gamble.

I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind next time.
 

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