re: Poker & final table drought
Originally Posted by aznman08
its all part of tournaments, you either get lucky and make it or you end up running into a big hand/get sucked out on. unfortunately you just ran into KK with your QQ and there's not much you can do about it.
I disagree. While you would certainly love to see a flop with QQ when you are sitting big stacked and close to the FT, there is no sane reason to push this pre, nor any need to. It may be that the situation gets your stack in the middle pre, but in order to do well in tourney's you will have to be making some big laydowns. Laydowns which at first look very -EV, but in the end prove good.
I would have just called from the hijack, feeling good that I had a decent shot at scooping the blinds, and any minor blowback from the button. Willing to call smaller raises, but less willing to call that shove from the SB.
Point is that near the FT bubble, do not be falling in love with your QQ's.