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Time bomb! - Tue Jul 08, 2014, 12:52 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is $3.30 15mins Time tournament with 5mins blind level and 1500 starting stack. We all know what our aim is, to survive but with good chips and not 3BB stack.

Can I shove? This is the first hand of the tournament

Tue Jul 08, 2014, 02:30 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,792
Hi adikumar2010!

Simple answer on a shove... no way, no how, not happening. Here's why....

This is the first hand of a tournament and I have a marginal-at-best hand that is barely ahead of an ATC call, let alone from a single real hand. If both opps call, even with ATC, I'm going to lose this more than 7 in every 10 times. If both call with realistic hands, then I'm losing over 3 in every 4 times!

Early in tourneys, I only want to be all in with premium made hands or when I'm a very large favorite and 22 is definitely not in this category as at best case I'm in a flip.

The play that I will make is to call and play fit/fold on the flop. If I get a 2, then I'll bet.. if not, I'm check/folding.

I wouldn't even shove QQ+ here, as a standard raise would not even pot-commit me. If I had a hand that was worthy of a raise, I'm making it 400 to go.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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