This is a discussion on Make your call within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; A real life situation came up for me last night on UB
70 players remaining in tec tourney (top 50 move on).
my stack was 70,000 chips
Position of you 2 please? Based apon that alone who knows what he has. Could have AceX, any # of possibilities. What were the Blinds?
28th May 2005, 4:32 AM
Poker at: Paradise
Not knowing anything other than what you gave us. If I were playing I'd have folded and waited for a better hand - too many players left to the money. I would not risk over half my stack at this point. For all I know, he has the 2 - probably A/2. He could be bluffing but I don't usually like to call a bluff then get stung.
28th May 2005, 2:22 PM
Online Poker at: Paradise
re: Poker & Make your call
very tough call to make. it seems likley he is hold a 2 with a high card but he may be bluffing.
I would have reraised all in. If he was bluffing he would have folded.
However, there is the risk that he calls you and then shows a two.
If you valued your hand, you would have put the money in.
28th May 2005, 3:05 PM
Poker at: paradise
indeed it is to make a call like this. It's a tough situatuion he could be bluffing he could have the 2 but i go with what jamie says reraise all in
28th May 2005, 3:13 PM
Online Poker at: paradise pok
I would fold that puppy and live to play a better hand. There are just too many possibilitys of higher pairs or of coarse the 2. I might have gone all in if my pocket pair was higher; it's a judgement call.
28th May 2005, 7:40 PM
Poker at: Poker Stars
Whoever has posted that he has a 2 doesn't understand the game. My guess is that he has a higher pocket pair and is trying to get you to lay down what he thinks you might have (AK,AQ), also was there any preflop action? What is the average chip stack here? Rememeber you are not trying to win this, you only need to wait until 20 more people get eliminated.
Whoever posted that he shoudl re-raise all in is stupid. What if the opponent flips over 66...you are DONE. Just fold and wait out until you get into the top 50 and steal some blinds along the way. You are not trying to WIN, you are only trying to survive. Tournament strategy= wait it out.
28th May 2005, 9:51 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstar.co
re: Poker & Make your call
Very interesting to see all the different answers. But one or two surely had it correct.
With only 20 players to beat out, I folded. To live another hand.
My opponent showed his cards.
I lived on top make the final top fifty.
But I have to admit, it was not easy to lay that down.
Thanks for you input.
ps Chic, you sure know you stuff. You were 100% Correct. Thanks
30th May 2005, 8:24 PM
Poker at: Pacific Poke
Thats definitely a tough decision. Based on the fact that my opponent bet a 3rd of his stack makes me think he is holding something good. Best case senerio he has two overcards and still a 25 percent chance of knocking you out of the tourney. You definitely either had to fold or go all in. Personally I tend to play on the cautious side so I probably would have folded but sometimes you have to go with you guts.