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Live tournament, not much of a prize, around 1k euros for first. 20 players left, im 4th in chips with 54 BB. Hand goes like this.
UTG+1 limps 1000.
HERO middle position raise 4000 with AA.
HERO raise 7000.
BTT re-raise 25000.
HERO has 43 blinds left, BTT started the hand as a tournament chip leader with almost 200 bb.
HERO thinks for a minute and goes all in.
BTT quickly calls and turns ove pocket sixes.
Can I find a fold in this situation?
He was a good player, folded 2 pair to my set just a few hands before. I put him on either a set or a J10 type of hand which would attack my range of high cards. Probably would just call considering that in my range I have all top pocket pairs but this was my first live tournament in almost a year and found myself making a couple of rookie mistakes. I think I could have folded as BTT was pretty loose earlier with his calls and could have easily had 64o or 106o or 104s, he called a couple of times with hands like that.
I think when BTN pay 4x and after this type of flop, raises to 25K, is hard to see a bluff or a crazy "value bet", most of the time is a set with a small pair (66,44) so yes, you can make a hero fold and stay with your 43BB against 20 players, still a good stack
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August 30th, 2020, 7:32 PM
Join Date: Feb 2018
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re: Poker & What was the right play?
Two ways of looking at this. First way is that with a SPR of 2 going into the hand on a rainbow board it is hard to fold an overpair. The other way is that when you get many callers to your raise you know there are players set mining. On top of that we know based on what you wrote that villain is a good player. You said he folded two pair to your set which means he is either very weak post flop or he knows how to range you well. If he knows how to range you well then he will have a large part of your range as what you have. Could he play 10x in this manner to try to get you to fold? Maybe but I doubt because he probably will not think you will fold your aces or kings here, especially with 1/4th of your stack already in the middle after the flop bet. I think against players that you deem to be good, you can rule out the fact that they are overvaluing one pair hands and have either a set or have a bluff. There are bluffs here, I am not completely discounting that from a good player but I dont think they show up here enough to get me to call. I hate folding here but I would feel that if I am playing my best there is enough writing on the wall here to fold.
I did write that SPR is low and we put 1/4th of our stack in already so I can see an argument for calling. I like the fold much better though and I will be wrong sometimes when I do fold but I dont think villain is bluffing enough of the time to make this a call. Especially since we can remove the possibility that he is overplaying a one pair hand.
September 11th, 2020, 8:23 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Poker at: Bet Online
Game: NL holdem
Yeah I am folding. Very high chance the dude hit a set in that spot.
If I have AA and so many ppl see the flop, I am not liking my AA.