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$4.40 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, call or not ?

$4.40 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, call or not ? - Sun Aug 24, 2014, 01:59 PM
amit934's Avatar
Since: Dec 2013
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was that correct call?
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 02:12 PM
JWK24's Avatar
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Hi amit934!

The first problem with this hand is the initial action preflop. If I raise, I need to make a standard raise, which is to between 2.5-3x the previous bet and a pot-sized raise. I cannot raise smaller or I'm giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me.

Being in middle position and facing a raise, I need to muck this preflop. If I did raise, I need to raise to 480, which is a problem because with it being UTG that initially raised, they should have a very strong range and ATs does not play well against it.

ATs is not strong enough to call even one shove here, let alone 2, so this needs to be a snap-muck. The only aces I'd even consider calling two shoves with here are AA or maybe AK and AK could even be a muck depending on opp types (not provided).

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Sun Aug 24, 2014, 02:30 PM
amit934's Avatar
Since: Dec 2013
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Thanks for comment
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:39 AM
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Since: Sep 2010
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Originally Posted by JWK24 View Post
so this needs to be a snap-muck.
I was chatting to someone on Skype yesterday and they came up with a nice expression:

I'd snap-fold as if my cards were on fire!

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