Tilters Paying off Your Big Pairs PF



Aug 27, 2007
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Final Table of an 18 player SNG

chip leader loses massive pot and is now down to 625 in chips

very next hand you pick up a big pair, lets say. KK

what do you do

I limp in here, cuz there is no doubt in my mind that this tilted ex-chip leader is going all in

here is an example:

full tilt poker Game #3991036326: $2 + $0.25 Sit & Go (30345321), Table 2 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 4:20:09 ET - 2007/10/28
Seat 1: trhprops (5,130)
Seat 2: rjj95 (3,840)
Seat 3: acehigh1999 (3,970)
Seat 4: Isopahasusi (2,555)
Seat 5: G-MONEY368 (2,075)
Seat 6: PhancieLikker (2,580)
Seat 7: Coke Classic (2,425)
Seat 8: royalburrito24 (3,800)
Seat 9: WaveKing1 (625)
PhancieLikker posts the small blind of 40
Coke Classic posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to royalburrito24 [Kc Kh]
royalburrito24 calls 80
WaveKing1 raises to 625, and is all in YEP ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
trhprops calls 625 YESSS
rjj95 folds
acehigh1999 folds
Isopahasusi folds
G-MONEY368 folds
PhancieLikker folds
Coke Classic calls 545 YESSS
royalburrito24 raises to 3,800, and is all in WOOOOO
acehigh1999 is feeling confused
trhprops folds
Coke Classic calls 1,800, and is all in HORRIBLE HORRIBLE CALL!
royalburrito24 shows [Kc Kh]
WaveKing1 shows [8h 8s]
Coke Classic shows [Jc Js]
Uncalled bet of 1,375 returned to royalburrito24
*** FLOP *** [Jd Qd 9d] But here is where it all goes wrong and im left with 1400
*** TURN *** [Jd Qd 9d] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Jd Qd 9d 5c] [Qs]
royalburrito24 shows two pair, Kings and Queens
Coke Classic shows a full house, Jacks full of Queens
Coke Classic wins the side pot (3,600) with a full house, Jacks full of Queens
WaveKing1 shows two pair, Queens and Eights
Coke Classic wins the main pot (2,540) with a full house, Jacks full of Queens
WaveKing1 stands up

sometimes making unbelievably amazing plays doesnt pay off


Aug 11, 2007
Total posts
A couple things to think about here. If the chip leader(x chip leader) is a solid player there is a chance he can fold next hand and regather himself. So you need to have an idea(which i'm sure you do) of what he will do. If you know he is the kinda player who will be breaking his keyboard after that beat then limping sounds like a good idea!

Also what position are you? Think about the rest of the players as well. Limping can be justified alone just on being in early position. In later position I might jam the pot a little.

I don't really feel that there is necessarily a right answer to your question b/c it's situational, but what you are talking about sounds like a smart move.
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