Originally Posted by RegHC23
I was playing in a live tournament in Choctaw Casino in Durant Oklahoma. It was the cardplayer poker tour event number 4 with 1A 1B and Final Day format. I really played well in this tournament and I am not mad about any decision I made in this tournament. I played every hand right. My question for everyone is on the last hand that I got knocked out on what would you do differently. I have a chip stack of about 21000 and its later in the tournament and 2/3 of the field has already been cut down. There were about 2000 entries just on 1B alone. I am in the big blind for a 1000 and the ante was 100. everyone fold and then a guy with about 50000 raises to 2300. everyone folds the rest of the way and obviously I call with 4 6 offsuit for half price. The flop comes A 4 Q rainbow. I check to him he check backs. the turn come 6. I check and he bets 3500 which is a little smaller than the pot. I figured I would push all in with 2 pair because I figured from his previous hands that at best he would have just AJ or AK. He called and flipped over AQ suited. My question is how could you have played that hand differently at this moment of the tournament and prevent yourself from getting iin that situation. Let me know? Up until that point I had not lost a showdown the entire day. I was 12 for 12.
You need better than bottom 2 pair and zero info to go nuclear with. He had to have at least an ace or Q, right? He raised preflop, so odds
are good. So even a suited ace/queen + rag for 2 pair would have nailed you. Actually, the only thing you could have possibly beaten was a busted draw/one pair or total air.
So, by going all in over the top of his first bet post flop, there on the turn, you did not have enough info
before doing that, since he could have had air or
a strong hand. You sorta shot first and asked questions later. It happens. It's Ok in a cash game sometimes, never in an MTT unless short stacked and no choice or, maybe, if it will not kill you. Still, use some pot control. But honestly; you were already looking at horrible pot vs hand odds:
You had roughly
2-1 pot vs about 7-1 hand odds (to improve over a possible better 2 pair or trips) as it stood w 6 outs and only one card to come. This said "fold" as well, 2 pair or not
. I noticed you approached this question as hand strength (2-pair) instead of outs (6). I would change that outlook. So even if not drawing dead, he had you way behind with only 1 card to come. And what do many players do with trips? Slo play, hoping that you catch up, then bet. Add all this up (better 2/trips/horrible odds), it equals odds say fold at worst, flat call (pot control) to see river at best.
Unsuited, in the blind, thus first to act on the flop, I might have actually folded pre flop if only HU, as that's 9 less outs that can save you. Even then, it's only a 6 high flush. Any four flush could kill you. Too risky for only a double up at best.