This is a discussion on A beautiful KK to start the year within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Hand Analysis section; Spin Go $ 1.00 first hand. The question is if I should have shovaged pre flop. These spin are complicated
PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em
Basically the hand is just a bad beat, and if anything you played it to fast. Preflop raise to 60 is fine and standard. On the flop I would have raised to something like 100, and then probably jammed a clean turn like this. Would still have been the same result this exact time, but short term results dont matter.
Literally me yesterday. Playing 3 tournaments first time I see a hand better than 1010 out of all of them, and this guy with k6OS calls me allin and proceeds to make a flush with his 6 on runner runner. It's hands like that and play like that I don't grind online poker.
Low stakes is mostly bingo to begin with and you have to understand that the variance goes up exponentially.
In this case the Villain did not even play that bad. Yeah Q7s is a bit of a loose defend preflop out of position, but its not the worst hand in the deck, and 3-handed you cant sit around and wait for the nuts. And when you flop top pair with only 25BB behind, you basically have to go with your hand. Heros jam look wild, and there were a bunch of draws on that board, so in Villains spot I would also have made the call.
So its probably more a case of hyper turbo short stacked tournaments being a bit of bingo, rather than the stakes. In a 100$ spin this might well have played out in the exact same manner. Exept actually that a good player would not donk lead for 1BB, and a good player would also not jam his overpair for 3 times the pot. If anything Hero probably played this hand worse than Villain to be honest. Hero just feel entitled to win, because he had KK. But having KK is not exactly a result of skill. That is also just pure luck.