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Is it a shove !! - Thu Jul 03, 2014, 02:36 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
Can I shove this ?

What's the minimum I need to shove in this situation like 88+ AQs+ ?

It's a freebuy satellite to $11 Big Bang Main event. We can rebuy/addon for $1 but entry is free through "School Pass" ticket that we get for attending live training. So it's a freeroll but I assume players are normal as they are PSO members and also they have some bankroll to take addon/rebuys, therefore not complete fish infested freeroll.

PokerStars Hand #118294591223: Tournament #929327965, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2014/07/03 23:49:26 IST [2014/07/03 14:19:26 ET]
Table '929327965 5' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: roma47625 (900 in chips)
Seat 2: adikumar2010 (3700 in chips)
Seat 3: Barss1k (2945 in chips)
Seat 4: Django66 (975 in chips)
Seat 5: ED_NEA (4716 in chips)
Seat 6: InesBacil (1748 in chips)
Seat 7: Gertix2304 (2087 in chips)
Seat 8: snezhan (6558 in chips)
Seat 9: Serj-9989 (7734 in chips)
Django66: posts small blind 75
ED_NEA: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
InesBacil: raises 1598 to 1748 and is all-in
Gertix2304: raises 339 to 2087 and is all-in
snezhan: folds
Serj-9989: folds
roma47625: folds
Barss1k: Action Pending
Django66: Action Pending
ED_NEA: Action Pending

Thu Jul 03, 2014, 05:13 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,824
Hi adikumar2010!

Do NOT make an assumption on a player's ability by the game type or buy-in. If you do so, you're going to be sorely mistaken the overwhelming majority of the time and get yourself into unnecessary trouble. Only base how a player plays on what you have seen from them in the past.

I get a shove and a reshove in front of my JJ. I now need to go to pokerstove and see what my equity is against their ranges (11% and tighter than 15%, I'll use 8%, half of their raise range, since the opp has not 3-bet before).
The result is that my JJ has 39.9% equity. To play the hand, I'll reshove, but need to put 2087 into a pot that will be 6147 (34.0%). Since my hand equity is higher than my pot equity, I'm reshoving.

The range that I'll play (that will be +EV), is TT+, AK+ lower pairs than tens and AQs are -EV re-shoves here and due to that, I'll need to fold those hands.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner


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