$2 NLHE MTT Deep Stacked: Early in MTT, getting it in good

vox1er

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The only decision I faced here was do I shove or flat in this situation?

BTN: 19.8 BB (VPIP: 15, PFR: 10)
Hero (SB): 22.8 BB
BB: 37.38 BB (VPIP: 18, PFR: 18)
UTG: 54.33 BB
UTG+1: 64.3 BB
MP: 11.55 BB
MP+1: 22.13 BB
MP+2: 12 BB
CO: 32 BB

9 players post ante of 0.1 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.4 BB) Hero has K
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fold, fold, fold, fold, MP+2 raises to 2 BB, CO calls 2 BB, BTN raises to 6.75 BB, Hero calls 6.25 BB, BB raises to 37.28 BB and is all-in, fold, fold, BTN calls 12.95 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 15.95 BB and is all-in

(69.99 BB, 3 players)


Board: 2
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J
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9
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4
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Q
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BTN shows K
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(Straight, King High)
Hero shows K
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A
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(High Card, Ace)
BB shows Q
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(One Pair, Queens)


BTN wins 64.01 BB
BB wins 5.99 BB
 
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feisas7991

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Jam it in,
this is also pretty easy math problem that you could solve using calculator and equilab.
Good Luck!
 
jadaminato

jadaminato

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I would have done shove in the first instance. Against one your chances are much better. In any case, I don't think anything would have changed, the big blind probably wouldn't have folded and the btn was already committed
 
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Sidetracked

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That is such a clear cut case of shoving all in. Effective stacks are pretty short and you have a premium hand.
 
Jon Poker

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With your stack size and the action in front - the buttons range is definitely the widest. AK is a tier holding and should be regarded as such. It blocks combos of Aces and Kings and has a 45% equity against QQ - clear shove on our stack size. Flatting only allows multiple opponents a chance to hit the flop and when we shove here the point is to get this pot heads up or take it down now if possible. We shove - the big blind rejams, then the button should fold quickly here. You have both opponents hands in pretty rough shape but we still dont want to take AK 3 ways in this spot if we dont have to. 4bet shove and let everything else play out as it may.
 
rj_montana

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With 20bb stack and 4bb already in the pot, I prefer a jam here. Call/fold the flop with AKs here for 30% of our stack is not the way to play IMO. AKs has great equity in all in situations with these kind of stack sizes.
 
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I am always pushing in a situation like this. Its certainly +EV, and then I have no more complicated decisions to make later in the hand. For me a hand like this play itself. Its not even something, I think about in real time.

Maybe if there was already a jam and a call in front of me, I might consider folding, especially if it was on the bubble. But otherwise I am more than happy to get AK in for up to around 40BB or even more depending on the situation.
 
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