Originally Posted by Crazymoney16
So, it's my second game on this tournament. As you know, after the first hour of the game most of the players have stacks with very little depth, so it seems to me, is more aggro play in such tournaments. For reference, you can see how I played the first hand of the tournament.https://www.pokerstarter.online/replayer/share?hand_id=932084&type=ps&showOddscalc=0&showControls=1&showLog=1&showActiveButtons=0&title_id=2&themePath=table_PS_560x386.jpg&language=en&gameEntity=0&hash=B9AB7753C6
I welcome all comments and arguments, but please use fewer abbreviations poker terms.
Because this is your 2nd tournament, on thing you left out of the equation is that people in this freeroll play tight. You have to consider not just your cards, but also the players. When you faced a re-raise you have to know at best you are in a coin flip. This is a smooth call
On a re-raise then shove, you should know the villain has you crushed.
In most situations the hand would have ended the same. Having the only over card on the flop being a 9 and having a gut shot, most people would have had all the chips in the middle, but you didn't give yourself the chance to make that decision
You could have called the 200, decided you didn't want to bust out on a draw and folded losing only 200 chips. On the flop you are crushed and maybe
only have 2 outs against AA,KK,QQ,JJ,10 10, 99, 77, 55, A9, K9, Q9, J9, 10 9, 89, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, that is a lot of hands.
If you hit your set on that board, you are going to get all the chips in the middle and still get paid, there really wasn't a really wasn't a reason at the start of the tournament to put all your chips in with a small pair pre-flop.
Also, how much is in the pot? Not much. Maybe late in the tournament with larger blinds and antes when people open up their ranges this could be the correct play, but not at the beginning.