Late MTT play



Cardschat Elite
I was sitting in mid 20's or so in chips, 31 people left (out of 500+). I was already in ITM and decided to take a shot. Would others have taken this shot?

full tilt poker Game #762951405: $5 + $0.50 Tournament (4913536), Table 35 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 20:52:28 ET - 2006/07/02
Seat 1: grantoxowns (19,258)
Seat 2: Buddylee 77 (14,488)
Seat 3: FakePlastic1023 (15,150)
Seat 4: wchase (71,696)
Seat 6: Effexor (15,356)
Seat 7: JAPANHOLD (14,527)
Seat 8: NebPBA9637 (19,165)
Seat 9: C_note523 (14,010)
grantoxowns antes 125
Buddylee 77 antes 125
FakePlastic1023 antes 125
wchase antes 125
Effexor antes 125
JAPANHOLD antes 125
NebPBA9637 antes 125
C_note523 antes 125
Effexor posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor [5c 5h]
NebPBA9637 folds
C_note523 folds
grantoxowns folds
Buddylee 77 folds
FakePlastic1023 raises to 3,000
wchase folds
Effexor raises to 15,231, and is all in
FakePlastic1023 has 15 seconds left to act
FakePlastic1023 calls 12,025, and is all in
Effexor shows [5c 5h]
FakePlastic1023 shows [Jc Ad]
Uncalled bet of 206 returned to Effexor
*** FLOP *** [6h 6s Qc]
*** TURN *** [6h 6s Qc] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [6h 6s Qc Th] [Kh]
Effexor shows two pair, Sixes and Fives
FakePlastic1023 shows a straight, Ace high
FakePlastic1023 wins the pot (31,050) with a straight, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 31,050 | Rake 0
Board: [6h 6s Qc Th Kh]
Seat 1: grantoxowns folded before the Flop
Seat 2: Buddylee 77 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: FakePlastic1023 showed [Jc Ad] and won (31,050) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 4: wchase (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Effexor (big blind) showed [5c 5h] and lost with two pair, Sixes and Fives
Seat 7: JAPANHOLD folded before the Flop
Seat 8: NebPBA9637 folded before the Flop
Seat 9: C_note523 folded before the Flop

I'd like to pat myself on the back too, I came back after this:

Late in a MTT would you rather hold on to squeeze out a few more places, or go for a win?


Rising Star
If i'm ITM yes I would go for the win.Oh and you came back after that congrats.:)


You're already in the money so taking a shot is a good option here. Most players are probably still playing tight plus you were faced with a coinflip situation. In this stage of the MTT, it's mostly luck.


Cardschat Hall of Famer - RIP Buck
Sure why not take a shot, besides being in the money already you still want to accumulate more chips if you can, the more chips you have the better chances of winning,, nobody remembers who finished 2nd.


i love this play, litterally can't see anything wrong with it. grats on the comeback


I know hindsight is 20/20... but did you consider a stop'n'go? flat call preflop and push any non ace flop. i dont like the play that much but I don't necessarily think it was a bad play, you gotta be willing to put your chips in the middle at some point... just dont know if this was it


Cardschat Elite
I did think about that, and is why I posted the hand. Wins I don't remember, but losses I try and analyze what I did / what my options were etc. I know that if I was the one with the AJo, and my tourney life was on the line, I'd have folded to such an aggressive push.

I wanted to take the pot right then and there, defend my blinds. I thought about calling, but if there had been say 2 paints on the flop and he had bet I'd be down to 10k chips after folding and with blinds and antes costing 2600 an orbit that doesn't take long until I no longer have the chips to put pressure on anyone. Granted it wasn't panic time yet, but I had folded from 22000+ chips down to where I was at and figured the bet would be respected based on my tight image. ( then again this is probably giving people too much credit for paying attention )

I honestly thought he'd fold, and I was willing to take the coin flip in case he didn't. The raise on the button seemed like a blind steal attempt to me.