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235fpp - Fold with AK? - Sun May 04, 2014, 11:26 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
Just starting to look at some ICM spots in more detail.

2 seats get an $11 ticket.

Apparently it's a super-losing call to call with AK here?

Poker Stars 235FPP No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds + t20 - 4 players - View hand 2486372
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Hero (SB): t905 M = 3.93
BB: t385 M = 1.67
CO: t280 M = 1.22
BTN: t1430 M = 6.22

Pre Flop: (t230) Hero is SB with A K
1 fold, BTN raises to t430

I should only call KK+?

Last edited by birdayy; Sun May 04, 2014 at 11:29 AM..
Sun May 04, 2014, 01:13 PM
bhoylegend's Avatar
Since: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,261
I posted a hand like this recently and it's meant to be a super tight calling range. http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...t-ATs-3-handed

Like TT plus or so.

Id probably end up shoving but I am pretty sure we are meant to fold.
Sun May 04, 2014, 04:22 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,824
Hi birdayy!

Before I put this into ICMIZER, I was expecting a calling range of about QQ+... BUT.. I guess I was too loose with it. The one and only hand that I should get it in with here, per ICMIZER, is AA.
Even KK is -0.57%EV here, AK is -8.28%EV.

These satty spots are all about chip stacks, so as long as I have a top 2 stack, then I really only want to be playing pots against the smaller stacks.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Tue May 06, 2014, 03:50 PM
spand42's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
The key to this hand is the shortness of the other two stacks. You should be playing no hands against the only opponent who can knock you out of a qualifying spot.

You have no choice other than to allow him to bully the rest of the table until one of the shorter stacks gets lucky and gets a stack that can harm either you or the big stack.

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