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Hot .55 Turbo Late stage QQ after UTG raise and before HJ shove and more?

Hot .55 Turbo Late stage QQ after UTG raise and before HJ shove and more? - Thu Sep 11, 2014, 03:54 AM
Nataraj1's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 573
It's the final 2 tables of the Hot 0.55 Turbo, and our Hero faces a UTG raise and has in UTG+1.

As if a UTG raise isn't bad enough, we get a subsequent HiJack shove, with the UTG calling.

I call for the tiny rest of my stack (which now looks to me that I should have shoved initially, if playing this at all)...

What would you have done in this spot, knowing the second UTG call signifies a very strong hand?

Is the initial call warranted or should Hero have effected a masterful laydown pre like a slithering electric eel to live another round?

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Last edited by JWK24; Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 09:34 AM..
Thu Sep 11, 2014, 09:43 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
Hi Nataraj1!

This needs to be a snap-shove. I cannot call here. Whenever I put over 1/3 of my chips into the pot in a tourney, I have one option.. to shove.

When I'm this short in a tourney, I'm basically never folding a premium hand like QQ.

John (JWK24)


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Thu Sep 11, 2014, 10:35 AM
95NiX's Avatar
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 116
You have like 3 Big blinds left, so QQ is far better than most of the hands you should shove with a stack size like that. You just have no time left to wait for ''better'' hands.

I would have shoved directly, calling doesn't make sense, because you have already invested that much that you are forced to call any re-raises or bets.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014, 04:21 PM
Nataraj1's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 573
Okay, shove it is, thanks a lot guys. I guess I was already tilting from the two other hands I posted since the shove seemed necessary if I play this - obvious from seeing my replay but I didn't take the proper decision at the table - initially had a big lead and then dwindled to nothing in three hands.

This is the hand that busted me in 16th.

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