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$1.50 1 table bubble - Tue Apr 15, 2014, 03:37 PM
xTrey815's Avatar
Since: Mar 2014
Posts: 58

This guy was shoving a tonne of hands. His bet sizing the whole game was way off so i guessed he was a fish, which he was playing 2 4 suited out of position.

Did i play this right anyway? Can't exactly expect him to be sat on quad 2s, flopped but what can you do
Tue Apr 15, 2014, 04:40 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,841
Hi xTrey815!

With under 10BB, especially as the short stack on the bubble, I want to be either shoving or folding.

When it folds to me on the button, my first instinct is that this is an easy shove with a broadway ace, but to be sure, I need to go to an ICM calculator and get what my shove range should be.

This is the hand range that I should be shoving with: 22+ Ax+ K4s+ KTo+ Q8s+ QTo+ J8s+ JTo T8s+ 97s+ 87s

My ATo is well within this range, so I need to shove preflop.

I want to shove in order to maximize my fold equity and I definitely do not want to min-raise. This hand is a great example of why. When the SB calls, the BB is priced in to see the flop with any 2 cards with backs on them and should never fold. Obviously, when they are able to correctly see that they flop quads, they will never fold. If I give the opps the correct odds to play hands, I will lose chips to them on average... something that I want to avoid.

The key is to shove here preflop, which should make the opp fold (if they call a shove with a junk hand like 24, then I'm going to be gaining a large number of chips on average from them and want to be playing these tourneys with them.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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