$.25 NLHE MTT: Should I be looking for a better spot here or calling?

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Am I giving HJ too much credit in these low stakes games when they shove or was this the right decision and I am just begin results oriented? I had the HJ covered but it was like 1/3 of my stack.

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NL Holdem $0.25+$0.02 (2600.00BB)
EP ($245379)
MP ($49195)
HJ ($47281)
CO ($87547)
BTN ($81530)
HERO ($148112)
BB ($34325)
UTG ($49430)

Dealt to Hero: 9 9

UTG Folds, EP Raises To $5800, MP Folds, HJ Raises To $47281 (allin), CO Folds, BTN Folds, HERO Folds, BB Folds, EP Calls $41481

Flop ($100502): 6 7 4

Turn ($100502): 6 7 4 2

River ($100502): 6 7 4 2 8

EP shows: 7 A
HJ shows: A J

EP wins: $100502
 
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how many blinds you had? and what stage the tournament? without that infos is hard to know the best play
 
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HJ is jamming around 18BB over an EP open, and its kind of unlikely, he is doing this with a range, that 99 is particularly happy to stack off against. There is also the issue, that EP has you covered. So if you call here for 1/3 of your stack, you risk him coming over the top with a range, you are even less happy about getting it in against. Or EP just call, and then you are stuck in a huge pot, where the SPR is around 0,7, and you have no idea, where you are, unless you flop a set.

Even if you are playing low stakes, I prefer to give my opponents at least a bit of credit and not assume, EP is going to overcall with A7s, once you have called already. And in that case there is way more downside than upside in getting involved here. So I think, this was a good disciplined fold :)
 
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This is a really interesting spot in my opinion, primarily because there's a strong argument that both players might not be THAT strong. Early position of chip leader and his open will often be pretty light, though you'd have a better idea if he's opening too often as you're at his table. HJ jam is going to jam any solid hand here. Probably 55+, at+, maybe a couple broadways is probably the jam range here at lower stakes, it should be tighter but that range makes sense to me here. I think a fair amount of the time you can jam over the top and fold out EP, but a big chunk of the time you'll succeed in folding out EP just to be flipping. And occasionally you'll be crushed by the big pair. I personally would probably take the spot but it's a tough one.
 
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Tough but I would 4bet with pair of nines, you can call and see what flop will be sometimes, and finally you can fold if they play aggressive.
 
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I think folding in that spot is good. A lot of players can not fold any pair in tournaments. Don't be one those players.
 
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Good fold. Two guys are already involved and ep has you covered. I wouldn't risk it with pocket 9. I'm not talking from a math standpoint, but it's hard building such a stack and I wouldn't risk it this way. I would prefer puting presure and seeing flops in your situation. Had the same decision to make today with pocket Queens, after consuming most of my time bank I made the decision to fold and the guy who went all in had pocket 9's, made trips and won the hand.
 
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Am I giving HJ too much credit in these low stakes games when they shove or was this the right decision and I am just begin results oriented? I had the HJ covered but it was like 1/3 of my stack.

Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker Tracking Software


NL Holdem $0.25+$0.02 (2600.00BB)
EP ($245379)
MP ($49195)
HJ ($47281)
CO ($87547)
BTN ($81530)
HERO ($148112)
BB ($34325)
UTG ($49430)

Dealt to Hero: 9 9

UTG Folds, EP Raises To $5800, MP Folds, HJ Raises To $47281 (allin), CO Folds, BTN Folds, HERO Folds, BB Folds, EP Calls $41481

Flop ($100502): 6 7 4

Turn ($100502): 6 7 4 2

River ($100502): 6 7 4 2 8

EP shows: 7 A
HJ shows: A J

EP wins: $100502


If this is $0.25 SNG at PS (forgot how much players, was it 250-300 or less, though), and a Turbo format - I would definitelly call that spot with 99 pre!
It is not possible to win there without taking up some risks, so yeah - definitelly jamming in :top:
 
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how many blinds you had? and what stage the tournament? without that infos is hard to know the best play

The blinds were at 1300/2600 and I had $148112 so just over 56BB. So it was late in the tournament. Effective stack was the HJ with about 18BB
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If this is $0.25 SNG at PS (forgot how much players, was it 250-300 or less, though), and a Turbo format - I would definitelly call that spot with 99 pre!
It is not possible to win there without taking up some risks, so yeah - definitelly jamming in :top:


It was on ACR and the field was 165. But you are right. Risks need to be taken. I just wasn't sure if this was one of them. I had a decent stack and thought there might be better spots later.
 
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It was on ACR and the field was 165. But you are right. Risks need to be taken. I just wasn't sure if this was one of them. I had a decent stack and thought there might be better spots later.


Well, ACR is different story. All my good results there - after careful, nitty and patient playing ..., there the blinds are going slowly, and LR also long enough. Depending on my position and stage of MTT, I could also decide to fold in this spot ....
 
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He was 3 bet shoving over an EP raise. Your nines were at the bottom of his range. Should have folded.
 
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