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NL Weekly Round 2 FR - Close to the bubble: Was this the right move pre-flop? - Sat Jun 07, 2014, 12:00 PM
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This hand probably should have been posted in the Bronze section, but I am (for the first time) Chrome so I am abiding by the rules.

I realize that FR usually don't get much hand review, but I thought the hand itself was good for a topic of discussion.

I was so close to the bubble, but yet not enough chips to secure a spot in the money. I had a 50/50 chance of riding it out and maybe make the money, I figure.

My thought process I would like to discuss once I see what others have to say.


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Sat Jun 07, 2014, 12:08 PM
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Sat Jun 07, 2014, 12:09 PM
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Nothing wrong with your play.
 
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Sat Jun 07, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Hi Busted Wagon!

The key for me in this hand is.... I don't have enough chips to cash. With this being the case, I'm looking for any situation where I can gain the chips needed to get ITM.

When it folds to the button, unless the opp is a total nit (opp profile not listed), this should be a very wide steal attempt. KJo has plenty equity against this range to shove with and since it will cost the opp the majority of their chips to call, I might even have a small amount of fold equity.

With this being the case, I'm shipping it in!

Well played.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Jun 07, 2014, 02:06 PM
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What Boom doesn't show, is that I tanked a bit on the decision. Even though it was a FR, the bubble was so close I figured the button was trying to steal the binds and I thought I still had FE. And if they actually had a hand, I was pretty sure my cards would play somewhat post-flop against their range. Even though my shove worked out, I was curious if others thought my shove was the right move.
 
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Sat Jun 07, 2014, 02:09 PM
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If you have what you think is a sticky spot, that's what the clock's for. Think it thru and make the best decision is the play that I want to make. If I'm running a complicated calculation thru my head, I'll use some of the clock at times too... it's what it's there for.

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Sat Jun 07, 2014, 09:45 PM
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One thing I want to add... if it wasn't for PSO live training, I would have always called here and 'played safe' - check the flop (if I didn't hit and fold to any bet). PSO training made me think that I should shove here.
 

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