Originally Posted by Nooneinparticular
As you know him, and he knows you, Im calling just for future weeks fear equity being higher and stopping him doing this move again.... His range definately includes Ax, Kx and loads of other stuff which means he has 1 over.....
Yeah but most likely two overs not just one; I had worked very hard for the chips I had and I had a nice stack – of course, if I had known he had J4 off…but I didn’t, and I didn’t want to race for that much.
On the flip side, though you’re absolutely right. After the break I was in the big blind again when he made the same move. He had doubled up a few hands earlier so I now had to call around 100K and found Q 10 off. I folded but immediately thought “I should have called with those eights”.
So I put myself in that position. Like I said I would call with the eights in a lot of situations, but with halftime pending, I opted for the victory formation kneel down; I’m just wondering if that was right or not.
I was certainly the safe play, but what does tournament poker dictate. I’ve heard it both ways:
“If you have the chance to take a man out you do it!”
“Fold. No need to race and possibly double up a strong opponent.”