11$ Final Table on Stars top pair top kicker

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rip77111

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Stacks:
* BB with 8475
* BTN with 1470
* SB with 6555

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Blinds: 150/300
Site: pokerstars
* * Dealt to SB:J♣ A♥
* * Sklansky group 4
Preflop:
* * 1 players fold.
Hero raises 600 to 900
* * BB calls [600]
* * Total folds this street: 1
* * Potsize: 1800
Flop: 4♦ 7♥ J♥ Hero bets [1200]
* * BB raises 6350 to 7550 [ all-in ] Hero calls [4430] [ all-in ]
* * Potsize: 14980
Turn: Q♦
* * Potsize: 14980
River: 9♥
Results:
* * Hero shows a pair of Jacks: J♣ A♥
* * BB shows three of a kind, Fours: 4♥ 4♣
* * BB collected 13135 from pot

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Price structure:
1st 160$
2nd 96$
3rd 64$

Situation: I am on 2nd place and got AJ in SB and chipleader called. Shortstack is out of action and had only 5 BBs left.
I hit top pair top kicker and made a continuation bet. Chipleader answered with all-in. I put him on a hand like flushdraw, J10, QJ, KJ, A7, A4 or a set.If I fold i will have enough chips to become 2nd place. What shall i do?
Thats my first post in English and i hope you understand me.

Best regards from Germany

Frank
 
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SubT33

SubT33

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I would fold to his shove on the turn. I think we have to credit him with a pretty strong hand, like a set or two pair, as he knows that you could cripple him. He might be on a flush draw or have J's with a weaker kicker, but I wouldn't want to risk having him draw out on me, especially with an anemic short stack that is bound to go out in the next few hands, thus guaranteeing you second place money . I'd fold.
 
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rip77111

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Maybe you would fold already preflop to avoid a situation like this?

Frank
 
arkadiy

arkadiy

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I think AJ is definitely worth calling with preflop....now, the flop is different. If you know Fold = 2nd place, but Call = 3rd place, I say fold.

Get 2nd place, then when you have a better position you can get 1st.
 
Kenzie 96

Kenzie 96

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No problem with pre flop bet or post flop bet. I am probably gonna fold to his allin, unless I have a good enough read on him to think I'm ahead here. You have enough chips to maneuver once & if you end up heads up. I play to win, but no need to throw away 2nd place money in this situation.
 
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