re: Poker & Am i undervaluing PP late in tourneys?
Originally Posted by califantasy
I guess another take could be "why do people overvalue AQ suited late in a tournament." Calling a big part of your stack, and putting yourself at risk of being crippled against any two cards he could have is a pretty big gamble. Even against K3 offsuit, you are only a 2 to 1 fav to either double through, or get knocked out, and there are a few hands he could show you that make you a big dog.
i take it you didn't read his post thoroughly. he said that the player was playing fairly loose so he thought he was just trying to steal and then resteal after getting reraised.
but to the original question, i guess it really depends on the type of player you are whether you risk being bubble boy in a coin flip situation. i can see some pros like gus hansen or brandon cantu making shoving with 55 preflop headsup because they could potentially gain a monster stack and boost their chances of taking the tourney. then again, players like hellmuth don't like to risk it all in a coin flip, so really, it just depends on the type of player you are. none of them are inherently wrong, and i dont think you made a wrong play in this hand, just got unlucky