This is a discussion on Early stages of MTT, getting it in good within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; The only decision I faced here was do I shove or flat in this situation?
$22 buyin, $8K guaranteed
Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - 200/400 NL
9 players post ante of 0.1 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop:(pot: 2.4 BB)Hero has K♦ A♦
fold, fold, fold, fold, MP+2 raises to 2 BB, CO calls 2 BB, BTN raises to 6.75 BB, Hero calls 6.25 BB, BB raises to 37.28 BB and is all-in, fold, fold, BTN calls 12.95 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 15.95 BB and is all-in
Flop:(69.99 BB, 3 players) 2♣ J♦ 9♣
Turn:(69.99 BB, 3 players) Q♦
River:(69.99 BB, 3 players) 4♣
BTN shows K♠ T♠ (Straight, King High)
Main Pot [64.01 BB]: (Pre 25%, Flop 23%, Turn 74%)
Hero shows K♦ A♦ (High Card, Ace)
Main Pot [64.01 BB]: (Pre 49%, Flop 74%, Turn 26%)
Side Pot#1 [5.99 BB]: (Pre 69%, Flop 86%, Turn 31%)
BB shows Q♥ A♥ (One Pair, Queens)
Main Pot [64.01 BB]: (Pre 26%, Flop 3%, Turn 0%)
Side Pot#1 [5.99 BB]: (Pre 31%, Flop 14%, Turn 69%)
BTN wins 64.01 BB BB wins 5.99 BB
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..in my humble opinion - better was, if you let them go.
Mean - when the action begin`s: raise, 3bet from the Button.
Of course, that`s because - post-view reaction.
But, in logic : when player frm the Button (who have only VPIP=15) easy made 3bet - that`s bad sign for you.
In addition - `Big Slick` such a tricky one hand.
You can say : "But my hand was the better one - at 1st !"
Agree, but what you can see ?
On the turn - he collected the Stright. Accident one ? Yes, of course !
Just a case.. but you - unlucky here.
Yes, totally agree - that was good one moment for you: you & Button player has aproximatelly equal stack`s, you both was shorties here, you has good chances for `double-up`, but ..
Happens - what happens. Just an accident.. forget it !
January 11th, 2017, 6:31 PM
re: Poker & Early stages of MTT, getting it in good
They make a bad bet, you make a bad call, you got unlucky but you would expect in the all in a top pair and you where in the position where you saw the other 2 players go all in.
I probably call in that situation too is way too dificult fold that hand, the only 2 hands that had an advantage was AA and KK.
January 11th, 2017, 10:13 PM
Poker at: ACR
IMO a 4 bet shove here is truly the best course of action. its puts what little fold equity you have in play as well as putting all decisions on your opponents, eliminating any risk of tough decisions post flop, allowing you 2 ways to win the pot. either everyone folds or at showdown
in this given situation i am just looking to steal the pot with out showdown and increase my stack by roughly 60%