Fold anything - depending on the situation
Hi guys, I`ve got a bit of an angle on this.
I`ve been playing 6 months or so and I go back to the first tourny when I `nearly` got into the money.
It was something like top 10 paid, 14 players left.
I was in 11th I think. I can`t remember the exact chip count, but it was something like blinds 800/1600, I was on about 5400 chips, shortstack on 2800, chip leader 60000. The blinds had just passed me and the shortstack on the other table was gonna be hit by the blinds next hand.
Folded around to me, only the button and blinds to act. I was delt QQ, went all in. Chip leader was on button, he called, blinds folded. Chip leader turned over TT. I was ahead, but, he hit T on flop and T on river - OUT!!!
So to bring it back to my point. One of Sklanskys books tells you that sometimes it is correct to fold pocket Aces. The above example was one of those times because
- I was probably never going to win the tourny.
- If I had won I would have `leapt` into 10th place.
- finishing 10th would have given me about 3 times my initial stake back in prize money.
So going back to your example, I know its hard but sometimes u gotta look at your position, be realistic, decide what u want out of it, then don`t be embarrased to fold - no one knows what you folded!!!
As an add on to this, I was in a MTT 2 days ago, just out of the money on Titan (paid 60 and I was 63 out of 65) On bb I am delt KK with the chip leader limping behind me. Flop 4,7,A rainbow. Chip leaded raises 2 x bb, I fold. He shows me pocket AA giving him trips!!! Result. I ended up a respectable 20th out of 455, getting a prize the equivelent of 4 times my buy in.
Does this make sense???
Hope so, gl