$Freeroll NLHE MTT: Short Stack with a Pair of tens

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Winning Poker, Hold'em No Limit - 75/150 (15 ante) - 7 players
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twirlspinQ (UTG): 8,144 (54 bb)
Sheepdawwg (MP): 1,960 (13 bb)
canabero (MP+1): 4,985 (33 bb)
1ACRPLAY1 (CO): 1,955 (13 bb)
pepomjp (BU): 1,694 (11 bb)
NationalBoh (SB): 4,500 (30 bb)
Miguelpaniura (BB): 2,751 (18 bb)

The hand has two straight forward questions. The first is preflop. Should Hero push tens with 13 BBs, or raise. We are still a long way from the money in this Cards Chat free roll and this is the best hand I have seen. I opt to raise
Pre-Flop: (330) Hero (Sheepdawwg) is MP with T T
1 fold, Sheepdawwg (MP) raises to 510, 1 fold, 1ACRPLAY1 (CO) calls 510, 3 players fold
Flop: (1,350) 4 2 9 (2 players)
Short of flopping a ten, this is a pretty good flop. It is unlikely Villain just called with any pair, instead of jamming. Maybe there is a flush draw. Would it be better to check raise, or wait to shove the turn? I jam.
Sheepdawwg (MP) bets 1,435 (all-in), 1ACRPLAY1 (CO) calls 1,430 (all-in)

Villain shows :ks4::jd4: hits a king on the turn and Hero is walking home to Dallas.
 
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With this short of a stack and 1010 you should be jamming pre flop. Raising as you did you will get called at times and when you do it leaves you in a tough spot. You have no maneuverability and almost all bet sizings you would make with a c bet would commit you to the pot. You are best off getting it in here and getting smaller pairs to call and flipping to the good against hands like AJ. By raising as you did, it allows players with deeper stacks to play to their AJ type hands more perfectly against you and fold on flops with all low cards when you jam (as you should jam if you got to post flop and the flop is all low cards).

As played in the hand the flop is an easy jam since you have a spr of 1 with an overpair and there are two spades on the board. Best to get it in and hope you called by worse hands.
 
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Preflop
With 13BB you can either min-raise or open jam. If you min-raise, then the idea is to have some hands (like TT), that will call it off, if you get jammed on, and others that will fold. Putting in more than 25% of your stack without actually going all in is not recommended. If you are going to fold to a jam, you lose to much of your stack, so you are kind of saying, that you always have a really good hand, that you are willing to play for stacks with. And in that case why not just move in yourself? This sizing is super unbalanced, which might not be a problem in a freeroll, but against better opponents this is definitely something, you want to avoid.

Flop
Pretty perfect flop (other than flopping a set of course), and the SPR is only around 1. No more room for messing around, get it in and be done. After that the outcome just is, what it is.
 
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Ofc its push preflop with 1010 because spr after your raise and call opponent is about 1. And there is no fold on flop for him. Any over cards will call your allin. Its push preflop. And possibly KJo will folds, because you will often have better hand, than KJo and it will be -ev in future to call with KJo preflop (its bad call with KJo preflop).
 
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I'd be jamming 88+ in your position. Might be a little loose but their are several loose players on your table willing to provide you with a double - as evidenced by the K high call on the flop.

Tuff break.
 
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