This is a discussion on $30 NLHE MTT Turbo: Would you call this? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Hand Analysis section; We are 3 players left to a small MTT tournament.
We just got into the money.
Stack sizes :
Hero : 70k
Villain : 45k
Other player : 135k+
I think you'd be better off jamming pre-flop for 11bb effective than choosing to make such a small raise and then calling the 3-bet here.
Had your opponent 3-bet jammed I'd be happier with a call than with this sizing which shows a lot of strength.
As played you flopped a pair and probably have outs if you are behind but you'll be behind pretty often here. Villain bet 25k into 41.5K so you have to call 25 to win 66.5 or about 2.6 or 2.7 to 1 odds... I probably call here but don't like it.
re: Poker & $30 NLHE MTT Turbo: Would you call this?
ideally, you'd just jam pre for 11bb effective. as played call. you're beating AK/AQ/AJ/KQ all hands that would 3bet and if he has a bigger pair you've got outs. stacks are just too shallow to be folding pairs.
he's probably gonna show you a monster BTW...but these spots just play themselves. your pot odds are too good and we can't give our opponents credit for always behaving logically.
luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
- Jam pre flop. Standard. 11BB 3 handed.
- You bet and got 3bet- either fold or shove. (though earlier option is obviously superior)
- As played, if you checked to induce, you got what you wanted, hence you must call. I don't see how you could check fold here. Its not the best scenario but you have pot odds.