What hand range would it take to get involved here?

Effexor

Effexor

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$5 Donk n go.

Is it even worth it to get involved, if so, what hand range would you call with.

Lets assume you have position, or that you are guaranteed to be heads up for the sake of arguement.

full tilt poker Game #2924416978: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (22319613), Table 1

- 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:07:02 ET - 2007/07/12
Seat 1: smquirk (1,710)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (1,410)
Seat 3: duffau (1,470)
Seat 4: brummser (1,500)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (1,500)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (1,410)
Seat 7: Priority Play (1,500)
Seat 8: Effexor (1,500)
Seat 9: cardfan54 (1,500)
biffstrongo posts the small blind of 15
duffau posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [Jc 7s]
brummser raises to 90
bigburge10 raises to 1,500, and is all in

smquirk calls 1,500

bigburge10 shows [8s 4d]
smquirk shows [Kc Ad]
*** FLOP *** [2c Td Js]
*** TURN *** [2c Td Js] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [2c Td Js 5h] [4h]
bigburge10 shows a pair of Fours
smquirk shows Ace King high
bigburge10 wins the pot (3,135) with a pair of Fours
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,135 | Rake 0
Board: [2c Td Js 5h 4h]
Seat 1: smquirk (button) showed [Kc Ad] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 2: biffstrongo (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: duffau (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: brummser folded before the Flop
Seat 5: bigburge10 showed [8s 4d] and won (3,135) with a pair of Fours
Seat 6: iceman4321 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Priority Play didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Effexor didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: cardfan54 didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt poker game #2924422041: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (22319613), Table 1

- 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:08:13 ET - 2007/07/12
Seat 1: smquirk (210)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (1,395)
Seat 3: duffau (1,440)
Seat 4: brummser (1,410)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (3,135)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (1,410)
Seat 7: Priority Play (1,500)
Seat 8: Effexor (1,500)
Seat 9: cardfan54 (1,500)
duffau posts the small blind of 15
brummser posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [8d 5c]
bigburge10 raises to 3,135, and is all in

duffau calls 1,425, and is all in
brummser folds
bigburge10 shows [8s 4s]
duffau shows [Jd Ad]
Uncalled bet of 1,695 returned to bigburge10
*** FLOP *** [Qs 5h 7h]
*** TURN *** [Qs 5h 7h] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [Qs 5h 7h 9s] [5s]
bigburge10 shows a flush, Queen high
duffau shows a pair of Fives
bigburge10 wins the pot (2,910) with a flush, Queen high
duffau stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,910 | Rake 0
Board: [Qs 5h 7h 9s 5s]
Seat 1: smquirk didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: duffau (small blind) showed [Jd Ad] and lost with a pair of Fives
Seat 4: brummser (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: bigburge10 showed [8s 4s] and won (2,910) with a flush, Queen

high
Seat 6: iceman4321 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Priority Play didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Effexor didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: cardfan54 didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2924424542: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (22319613), Table 1

- 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:08:48 ET - 2007/07/12
Seat 1: smquirk (210)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (1,395)
Seat 4: brummser (1,380)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (4,605)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (1,410)
Seat 7: Priority Play (1,500)
Seat 8: Effexor (1,500)
Seat 9: cardfan54 (1,500)
brummser posts the small blind of 15
bigburge10 posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #3
brummser: hah!
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [9s As]

smquirk raises to 210, and is all in

bigburge10 raises to 4,605, and is all in

bigburge10 shows [Ac 7c]
smquirk shows [Th Kh]
Uncalled bet of 4,395 returned to bigburge10
*** FLOP *** [Qd 7s Ts]
*** TURN *** [Qd 7s Ts] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 7s Ts Td] [4c]
bigburge10 shows two pair, Tens and Sevens
smquirk shows three of a kind, Tens
smquirk wins the pot (465) with three of a kind, Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 465 | Rake 0
Board: [Qd 7s Ts Td 4c]
Seat 1: smquirk showed [Th Kh] and won (465) with three of a kind, Tens
Seat 2: biffstrongo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: brummser (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: bigburge10 (big blind) showed [Ac 7c] and lost with two pair,

Tens and Sevens
Seat 6: iceman4321 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Priority Play didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Effexor folded before the Flop
Seat 9: cardfan54 didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2924428133: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (22319613), Table 1

- 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:09:37 ET - 2007/07/12
Seat 1: smquirk (465)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (1,395)
Seat 4: brummser (1,365)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (4,395)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (1,410)
Seat 7: Priority Play (1,500)
Seat 8: Effexor (1,470)
Seat 9: cardfan54 (1,500)
bigburge10 posts the small blind of 15
iceman4321 posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [Ts Jd]

bigburge10 raises to 4,395, and is all in

smquirk calls 435, and is all in

bigburge10 shows [7s Kh]
smquirk shows [8c Ad]
Uncalled bet of 3,930 returned to bigburge10
*** FLOP *** [6h Jc Js]
*** TURN *** [6h Jc Js] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [6h Jc Js 9s] [4s]
bigburge10 shows a pair of Jacks
smquirk shows a pair of Jacks
smquirk wins the pot (990) with a pair of Jacks
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 990 | Rake 0
Board: [6h Jc Js 9s 4s]
Seat 1: smquirk showed [8c Ad] and won (990) with a pair of Jacks
Seat 2: biffstrongo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: brummser (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: bigburge10 (small blind) showed [7s Kh] and lost with a pair of

Jacks
Seat 6: iceman4321 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Priority Play didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Effexor didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: cardfan54 didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2924432970: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (22319613), Table 1

- 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:10:42 ET - 2007/07/12
Seat 1: smquirk (990)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (1,395)
Seat 4: brummser (1,335)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (3,930)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (1,380)
Seat 7: Priority Play (1,500)
Seat 8: Effexor (1,470)
Seat 9: cardfan54 (1,500)
iceman4321 posts the small blind of 15
Priority Play posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [Kh 2c]

bigburge10 raises to 3,930, and is all in

Uncalled bet of 3,900 returned to bigburge10
bigburge10 shows [7h 6s] Seven Six high
bigburge10 wins the pot (75)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 75 | Rake 0
Seat 1: smquirk didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: biffstrongo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: brummser didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (button) collected (75)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Priority Play (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Effexor didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: cardfan54 didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2924435772: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (22319613), Table 1

- 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:11:22 ET - 2007/07/12
brummser: better than j 6 is a call!
Seat 1: smquirk (990)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (1,395)
Seat 4: brummser (1,335)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (3,975)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (1,365)
Seat 7: Priority Play (1,470)
Seat 8: Effexor (1,470)
Seat 9: cardfan54 (1,500)
Priority Play posts the small blind of 15
Effexor posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [8s 5d]

bigburge10 raises to 3,975, and is all in

biffstrongo calls 1,365, and is all in
bigburge10 shows [8c 9h]
biffstrongo shows [7d Ad]
Uncalled bet of 2,580 returned to bigburge10
*** FLOP *** [Td Qc Ts]
*** TURN *** [Td Qc Ts] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [Td Qc Ts Th] [4s]
bigburge10 shows three of a kind, Tens
biffstrongo shows three of a kind, Tens
biffstrongo wins the pot (2,835) with three of a kind, Tens
The blinds are now 20/40
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,835 | Rake 0
Board: [Td Qc Ts Th 4s]
Seat 1: smquirk didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: biffstrongo showed [7d Ad] and won (2,835) with three of a kind,

Tens
Seat 4: brummser didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: bigburge10 showed [8c 9h] and lost with three of a kind, Tens
Seat 6: iceman4321 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Priority Play (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Effexor (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: cardfan54 didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2924438144: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (22319613), Table 1

- 20/40 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:11:54 ET - 2007/07/12
Seat 1: smquirk (990)
Seat 2: biffstrongo (2,835)
Seat 4: brummser (1,335)
Seat 5: bigburge10 (2,580)
Seat 6: iceman4321 (1,365)
Seat 7: Priority Play (1,455)
Seat 8: Effexor (1,440)
Seat 9: cardfan54 (1,500)
Effexor posts the small blind of 20
cardfan54 posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [Jd 4c]

bigburge10 raises to 2,580, and is all in

cardfan54 calls 1,460, and is all in
bigburge10 shows [3c Ac]
cardfan54 shows [Ts Ks]
Uncalled bet of 1,080 returned to bigburge10
*** FLOP *** [7h 8h Jh]
*** TURN *** [7h 8h Jh] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [7h 8h Jh 3d] [Kc]
bigburge10 shows a pair of Threes
cardfan54 shows a pair of Kings
cardfan54 wins the pot (3,020) with a pair of Kings
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,020 | Rake 0
Board: [7h 8h Jh 3d Kc]
Seat 1: smquirk didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: biffstrongo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: brummser didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: bigburge10 showed [3c Ac] and lost with a pair of Threes
Seat 6: iceman4321 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Priority Play (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Effexor (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: cardfan54 (big blind) showed [Ts Ks] and won (3,020) with a pair

of Kings
 
rob5775

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What the?... That is hilarious.

I don't know... he's obviously shoving ATC (and he knows the power of 84o also:p ) so I would call with any pair 88+, A10s/o+, KQs/o, maybe KJs. The reason is with ATC, you want a range that has showdown value at the river if you both miss. You also want your kicker to be able to hold up on its own, thus no A2 etc...

Of course, you could just pick any hand slightly better than 50/50 against any random hand and gamble. But I would rather risk that many chips with a likely strong favorite - IF I risk them at all. I don't like crapshoots.
 
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I think this is a perfect example of why a TAG style in the early stages can be key. Let the donks take themselves out. I wouldn't worry too much about this joker accumulating chips early. We know he will eventually spew them to us if we are patient.
 
HartAttack3

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yea to be honest I love these people. They take out your decent opposition with awful play, and I just let someone else knock them out unless I get a top 5-10 hand no less. Makes the tourney that much more worth it because its like your playing 6 people instead of the full 10, makes payouts that much nicer/better
 
Effexor

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Couldn't the case be made that although they might take out 3 people, whoever doubles up through that person then has a big advantage?

For example, Maniac takes out 3 people, leaving a total of 6, but he now has 4 starting chip stacks. You play it safe, and just get mildly blinded down. Meanwhile people 1 through 4 each double up through the maniac, the last person knocking him out. Now you are in a situation where:
(1) there are only 5 people left, but everyone has at least twice the chips as you and
(2) the blinds have now hit a point where you are rapidly losing fold equity.
 
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