When to put down a hand
An area I still find hard to deal with is the above.
An example from last night, but I can`t be exact. About 30% of players left in $10 buy in MTT. I was delt AK on button (5k). I raise 5 times bb (1k). Chip leader (17k), middle position, calls. He had been calling with anything.
Flop Q73 rainbow. He checks, so I raise 1/2 pot. He calls. Turn 10 (no flush draws avail. Again I raise about 2k, leaving me with 2k, he calls again.
Now, if I can stop here!!!
This for me is when the problems start. I am almost pot committed (pot about 7k now)
My thoughts with my % next to it
- He probably has something, but not much. (small pp, he has caught 7 or 3) - 60% (seems like he was wanting to improve or see some kind of weakness from me)
- He has caught 2 pair as he seemed to be playing any 2 suited cards. 10% - (I think he would have raised by now)
- He has nothing at all and is bluffing - 20% (He has done this a lot of times and shown his bluff)
- He has the Q - 10% (He would have raised by now to get rid of me with an ace of some sort)
River 9. He now checks again. He has about 12k left. What do I do???
I`ve got Ace high. If I raise he will probably call for the extra 2k. If I check I`m probably beat with a pair. With 2k left I`m so far behind I`m out of the tourny. Top 10 paid, 30ish left and I would be in 30th.
What do I do and why???
I`m sorry its a bit sketchy, but I hope u guys get the jist of it