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Monday, December 12, 2005

The Main Event

The 500K GTD was no easy ride, and yes, as expected I busted around 1200th out of 3,300. I basically didnt hit any big hands, stole enough pots to stay ahead and in the game and then busted on the following hand - I'm interested to see if other people would play this or not...

With T4050 and blinds at 200/400 in the BB you are dealt Ac3s, its folded around to the button, who has been stealing in LP just to stay alive, he moves allin for 2,400 more, its folded to you.

Give it up or try and take him out ? There is a very loose range of hands he can be pushing here, given previous behaviour. Calling and losing will put me in push/fold territory but one more raise in blinds and antes and I'm there anyway. Calling and winning will give me a large enough stack at the table to operate and get some respect.

These kind of plays have made the most difference to my tournament game lately, which is why I'm so interested in them.

I called, fairly quickly, he turned over Kh4c and it was game on

Flop Ad 6s 2d

Turn Ks

!! I can feel it slipping away...

River Kc

OUCH !

Yeah I know this looks like a bad beat hand history, but thats not what I want to focus on, its the preflop decision I'm interested in, not the end result - should you or shouldn't you call? Leave a comment and let me know what you think !

3 Comments:

Blogger Sprayed said...

If you could see his cards pre-flop it's an insta call. However, like I said on FTR if you lose you are leaving yourself in push fold mode with no fold equity. How long did you last after this hand?

3:33 pm  
Blogger Billy Luke said...

Is this really an instant call--even when you see both cards?

Say preflop we put him on a range of QT/QJ/KT/KJ or something of the sort. This, for all intents and purposes (other than a hand like X3, which we can eliminate), is the best possible situation for the hand. Even then, we can only be about a 2-1 favorite over that particular range, calling off 60% of our stack.

We call to win a pot of 3000, being laid 4-5 on the call. I think with roughly 10 BB, folding is appropriate, rather than risking more than 1/2 your stack with a marginal hand against a range where the best case scenario is that your are a 2-1 favorite.

4:05 am  
Blogger TanOrpheus said...

Sprayed, I lasted about another 10 minutes, after losing this pot I was looking for any hand to triple up on, so I went for it with 8c9c and got called by KJ and AJ, I was lucky that the flop was Jc 10h 4s but I didn't get any help on the turn or river.

3:13 pm  

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