Bubble Puss

Is folding pocket aces on the bubble defensable?

  • Yes. Making the money is the most imortant thing.

    Votes: 8 21.1%
  • No way. Play to win!

    Votes: 30 78.9%

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Four Dogs

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Okay, playing tight on the bubble is one thing, but this is disgraceful.
Ed "The Cajun Squeeze" Pellegrini lays down pocket aces 3 times while on the bubble. (March 15, 2007)
CardPlayer.com - TV

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wsorbust

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? Depends when ya fold em...Certainly wouldn't do it preflop.
 
Irexes

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That made me cry.

He deserves to get them cracked for evermore.
 
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Well, like the guy in the vid said, it's a little different if he satellited in. If he's a guy who can only play $30 tourneys, but somehow made it into like a $500 entry tourney and now has a chance to win that $15,000 minimum prize, then I don't see it as that terrible...don't know if I could do it myself, but don't fully blame him.

If this is a tourney well within your BR limits and you regularly play those stakes, then you're beyond weak-tight folding aces...

Cute interviewer btw :)
 
Dorkus Malorkus

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it's obvious from the interview that the guy has no clue about poker at all
 
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Depends on the action before hand I suppose. But seems stupid to me. Of course I call all in with second pair :)
 
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really dumb move, like one guy had mentioned at the table, he would have been chip leader if his 3 pocket aces held up.
but then again, if he did satellite...........fk it, all-in with A-A period
 
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What a fish. He shouldn't be playing poker. I have bigger balls then him and I'm a girl.
 
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Maybe that's what a "Cajun Squeeze" is.
 
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What a fish. He shouldn't be playing poker. I have bigger balls then him and I'm a girl.

LOL my kind of gal, guess there is a little depends jumping, if its head to head and you have aces, you should be shot maybe even multiple times for folding aces, now if the whole table went all in, then you should fold and hope for the best, but a general rule of thumb is you dont fold aces even if your on the bubble, the odds are still in your favor, hell even 3 people in you go all in, but if the whole table went all in and your on the bubble, I would fold just to be safe. Also depends on what kind of people your playing against.
 
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...I hadn't noticed the video, maybe it was edited in there after, but I think there should be an option in the poll, such as "Ah....it was really funny...I may not play to win or have made it past the fifth grade, but I'm sure as hell not stupid enough to fold pocket A's 'cause I'm scuuuurrrreeeed to lose".
 
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David Williams said "$15,000 is a lot of money. It depends on his financial status."

Exactly. It all "depends". But if I got in on a $1000 satellite and I had as small of a stack as he did (notice that?), then I personally would be about 90% as likely to do the same thing to reach the money. $15,000 would improve my financial status quite a bit. It has nothing to do with balls and everything to do with sense regarding each person's unique situation in life and poker.
 
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David Williams said "$15,000 is a lot of money. It depends on his financial status."

Exactly. It all "depends". But if I got in on a $1000 satellite and I had as small of a stack as he did (notice that?), then I personally would be about 90% as likely to do the same thing to reach the money. $15,000 would improve my financial status quite a bit. It has nothing to do with balls and everything to do with sense regarding each person's unique situation in life and poker.

Exactly, at the position I am right now in my life if I had a chance to win 15,000 by laying down aces a couple of times then I would have to do it. People could make fun of me, tell me I have no balls, say I have no buisness playing poker all they want, simple truth of the matter is 15,000 to some people (myself included) is A LOT of money, could go a long way towards a downpayment on a house, paying off student loans etc. etc. etc.

Granted if I were in his position and I had decided to get through the bubble before playing anymore hands I would fold without looking at them.
 
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Exactly, at the position I am right now in my life if I had a chance to win 15,000 by laying down aces a couple of times then I would have to do it. People could make fun of me, tell me I have no balls, say I have no buisness playing poker all they want, simple truth of the matter is 15,000 to some people (myself included) is A LOT of money, could go a long way towards a downpayment on a house, paying off student loans etc. etc. etc.

Granted if I were in his position and I had decided to get through the bubble before playing anymore hands I would fold without looking at them.
I think it takes more balls to lay them down and rely on your play later on than it does to play Aces on the bubble.

Also, he was pretty stupid for even showing the Aces he folded.....twice!!
 
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His comment that he had been bubble boy 3 times before and didn't make the money is the clue.
I commend him for the bigger play. Where did he finish?
 
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David Williams said "$15,000 is a lot of money. It depends on his financial status."

Exactly. It all "depends". But if I got in on a $1000 satellite and I had as small of a stack as he did (notice that?), then I personally would be about 90% as likely to do the same thing to reach the money. $15,000 would improve my financial status quite a bit. It has nothing to do with balls and everything to do with sense regarding each person's unique situation in life and poker.

if the money means so much to him, he should never have entered the donkament (and by association the satellite) in the first place.

His comment that he had been bubble boy 3 times before and didn't make the money is the clue.
I commend him for the bigger play. Where did he finish?

lol
 
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if the money means so much to him, he should never have entered the donkament (and by association the satellite) in the first place.

True, but lets say he got lucky online and freerolled his way into the tournament, would you really begrudge the man folding aces to insure picking up a check?

Incidentally I just thought of this, if I had played enough poker to have a cheesy nickname like "The Cajun Squeeze" I would definently not fold my aces :D
 
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I think you have to at least see the flop before pussing out. Even with raise in front of you. If you don't like the flop then wimp out.
 
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How many times did it take you to realize not to put your fingers on a hot griddle?
 
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That's a painful interview to watch. I wish they should more of the girl interviewer (who was very cute) than the clueless and slow-thinking player that was being interviewed.
 
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Didn't a wise man once say something along the lines of... "Sometimes making the right move isn't enough. But, there's always another hand." ?

If you entered the tourney and you couldn't afford to play Aces there, then that's another situation....
 
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folding aces

Depends on how much reward there is in making money.
if your in a million dollar freeroll and your near the bubble i might fold, since i had been there allday. But if your in a 10dollar buyin and your risking losing 15 bucks, id push w/AA or even kk or qq.
of course im just a phish out of water anyway so it really doesn't matter what i think.
PeAcE:icon_bigs
 
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