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Pocket Ks - did I play it right?

Pocket Ks - did I play it right? - Sat Aug 02, 2014, 02:31 PM
nevracking's Avatar
Since: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
Final 300 in a 6000-player MTT, and this happened:

Was this just a bad beat, or should I have deviated from the norm? Any advice appreciated!

Info: my image was super tight, and the last hand I played in was a shove on AJs that went to showdown. I was somewhere below the average stack size, and was fishing for a quick double-up or better. Is this the right strategy at this stage?

Last edited by nevracking; Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 02:37 PM.. Reason: more info
Sat Aug 02, 2014, 06:25 PM
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Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 26,024
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With only 16 big blinds you are going to get pot committed post flop.

I would have shoved here preflop.



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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 09:52 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036
Yes agree with Raiser and just ship it pre flop.

If you suspect a villain is trigger happy, then raising to induce is an option and you got what you wanted. There is a chance you will lose this spot 20% of the time.
Sat Aug 02, 2014, 11:25 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,817
I'm in agreement... I'm shipping it preflop. The last thing that I want to do is to make a raise that pot-commits me and then to see an A be on the board when I can't fold.

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