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Check or shove? - Sat May 10, 2014, 08:27 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It's a PSO SCOOP $3.30, 5 tickets Gtd freebuy and I am far from ITM.

What's better play in this limping fest at my table. Shove my 22BB or check, because I think 1 guy will call for sure with his limped pocket pair in this 7-way pot. I might not have the best hand but is it a +EV shove or should I just check ?

PokerStars Hand #116009163081: Tournament #906502855, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (125/250) - 2014/05/11 5:46:45 IST [2014/05/10 20:16:45 ET]
Table '906502855 5' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: saintsfc50 (6230 in chips)
Seat 2: igoremanuel1 (12366 in chips)
Seat 3: icedtearex (34601 in chips)
Seat 4: thephoenix11 (4999 in chips)
Seat 5: eennergyy (2345 in chips)
Seat 6: Wolfz931 (2053 in chips)
Seat 7: adikumar2010 (5510 in chips)
Seat 8: Ash Garner (9819 in chips)
Seat 9: Glatzkopp07 (11118 in chips)
saintsfc50: posts the ante 25
igoremanuel1: posts the ante 25
icedtearex: posts the ante 25
thephoenix11: posts the ante 25
eennergyy: posts the ante 25
Wolfz931: posts the ante 25
adikumar2010: posts the ante 25
Ash Garner: posts the ante 25
Glatzkopp07: posts the ante 25
Wolfz931: posts small blind 125
adikumar2010: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [Ah 8h]
Ash Garner: calls 250
Glatzkopp07: calls 250
saintsfc50: folds
igoremanuel1: calls 250
icedtearex: folds
thephoenix11: calls 250
eennergyy: calls 250
Wolfz931: calls 125
adikumar2010: ??

Sun May 11, 2014, 08:24 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,814
Hi adikumar2010!

With A8s in the BB, I get 6 limps in front of me. A standard raise is to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper (2125) and this is well over 1/3 of my stack, which makes me pot-committed.

There is also 1975 already in the pot, which is 37.7% of my stack.. which would be great if I could take this down preflop. Three of these opps are also very tight and can easily fold, which could make a squeeze more successful.

With these factors being in place. I need chips, a bet pot-commits me, if everyone folds, then I gain over 37% to my stack without a fight.... I'm shoving!

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Sun May 11, 2014, 08:33 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
Thanks, luckily I shoved there. Guess what showed up


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