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21BB call or shove? - Tue May 06, 2014, 08:20 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
What option is better with 21BB in slow structure game, call or shove?

Hand she showed up with :
1) She called a 5-bet shove of SB with her QQ, the small blind guy 5-bet shove with his KK. She insta calls.

2) Last time she open KJs from UTG+1 and went 4-bet all-in, when some guys 3-bet her from LP with his 77. That time she had 21BB and won that flip.

PokerStars Hand #115824990753: Tournament #894306827, $10+$1 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (125/250) - 2014/05/07 5:36:46 IST [2014/05/06 20:06:46 ET]
Table '894306827 110' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: adikumar2010 (5264 in chips)
Seat 2: onkoya (20188 in chips)
Seat 3: rebli (4980 in chips)
Seat 4: rozmaridemeo (7726 in chips)
Seat 5: Feli4ita (19390 in chips)
Seat 6: dlwyatt (4910 in chips)
Seat 7: aleyeriale (3553 in chips)
Seat 8: SrixXxon (8635 in chips)
Seat 9: gigis1973 (9938 in chips)
adikumar2010: posts the ante 30
onkoya: posts the ante 30
rebli: posts the ante 30
rozmaridemeo: posts the ante 30
Feli4ita: posts the ante 30
dlwyatt: posts the ante 30
aleyeriale: posts the ante 30
SrixXxon: posts the ante 30
gigis1973: posts the ante 30
onkoya: posts small blind 125
rebli: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [Qd Ad]
rozmaridemeo: raises 297 to 547
Feli4ita: folds
dlwyatt: folds
aleyeriale: folds
SrixXxon: calls 547
gigis1973: folds
adikumar2010: ??

Wed May 07, 2014, 12:06 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,788
Hi adikumar2010!

With AQs, I get a smaller than standard raise and a call. The opener is playing a 14% range and the second opp is playing 26%. AQs is ahead against either of these player's ranges, so I'd like to be isolated against either one of them. I don't want to call and invite others into the pot, as I'm only at 40.6% equity against both of these player's ranges, and will drop more if I allow the blinds to come along.

Due to this, I'm going to raise. A standard raise is to between 3X the previous bet (1641) and a pot-sized raise (2286) and with multiple opps in the hand, I tend to go for the higher end of this range. Since I have only 5264 chips in front of me, basically everything in this range pot-commits me, as it will put over 1/3 of my stack into the pot.

Due to a raise making me pot-committed, I'm shoving. Even if both of these opps call, it's still a +EV play for me, as I will have 40.6% hand equity and only 32.2% pot equity, so if both call it's a +8.4%EV play. If only one opp calls, then it will be even a higher +EV play for me.

I don't want to call here, as the more opps that are in the pot, the lower of a % of the time I will win the hand (even one of the blinds coming along drops me to only having less than 30% hand equity and both coming along makes it even worse). When playing, I want to make the play that will be the highest EV play possible and here, that is to raise to try and isolate and since any raise pot-commits me, the best decision that I can make is to shove.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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