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5FPP rebuy game.$11 phase 1 satellite. Can I flat call here? - Mon Aug 18, 2014, 12:32 PM
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Hi,
I lost many time situation like this.
My question is can I flat call here to check flop and then play ?
or Reraise is good choice same like what I did?

 
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Mon Aug 18, 2014, 02:57 PM
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Hi sandip504!

With AK on the button, I get a raise to 7500 in front of me.

Due to the fact that I'm in position, I am going to flat here and see a flop with AK. If I raise, I'd just make a standard re-raise to 17500 and not shove. While this raise would pot commit the 7500 player, it would not make either of the blinds pot-committed. Due to this, overbet-shoving is only going to accomplish getting me value-owned (all worse hands will fold and only better will call).

This way, I can get off the hand if either of the blinds comes over the top and shoves or if the board misses me.

When playing a tourney, I only want to shove when the bet makes sense (pot-commits me) and I do not want to overbet shove. This is a common leak that many players have and against an informed opponent, it will totally work against them, as they only get to play a big pot if they will lose or they will take down a small pot and lose value.

The line I'm taking here is to flat preflop and check/fold on any board that leaves me with ace high.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

P.S. If I was in the blinds instead of on the button, then the overwhelming majority of the time, I'll be 3-betting to 17500.

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