MTT was this the correct play???



Silver Level
May 28, 2006
Total posts
I`m going through one of those "I always pick `em" phases!!!

Can you guys have a look at this hand and tell me if you think I made the correct decision?

I had been getting pushed around by this guy for the past 4 BB, he raised on every occasion and I didnt have a hand to go to war with.

It was a big tourny - 1108 entries - but to get well into the money I could not hang around. The stats will tell u the various chip stacks.

The only questions are, should I have waited and folded, and should I have called his all in? Give me points out of 10 for how I played this one. If u have any further questions please let me know.

Thanks guys


PokerStars Game #5966673739: Tournament #29830469, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (800/1600) - 2006/08/18 - 20:11:40 (ET) Table '29830469 102' 9-max Seat #9 is the button Seat 2: lucasino (21615 in chips) Seat 3: Fralle (51095 in chips) Seat 4: PALARO (32096 in chips) Seat 5: E323_4 (18665 in chips) Seat 6: Pungak (40976 in chips) Seat 7: R"SP"R (54065 in chips) is sitting out Seat 8: RollinFish (70490 in chips) Seat 9: ronaldadio (14285 in chips)
lucasino: posts the ante 75
Fralle: posts the ante 75
PALARO: posts the ante 75
E323_4: posts the ante 75
Pungak: posts the ante 75
R"SP"R: posts the ante 75
RollinFish: posts the ante 75
ronaldadio: posts the ante 75
lucasino: posts small blind 800
Fralle: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ronaldadio [Th Ah]
PALARO: folds
E323_4: folds
Pungak: folds
R"SP"R: folds
RollinFish: raises 3200 to 4800
ronaldadio: raises 3200 to 8000
lucasino: folds
Fralle: folds
RollinFish: raises 62415 to 70415 and is all-in
ronaldadio: calls 6210 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [8c Qh 6s]
*** TURN *** [8c Qh 6s] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [8c Qh 6s 7d] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
RollinFish: shows [Kc As] (high card Ace)
ronaldadio: shows [Th Ah] (high card Ace - lower kicker) RollinFish collected 31420 from pot CLEANHOUSE is connected
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 31420 | Rake 0
Board [8c Qh 6s 7d 2c]
Seat 2: lucasino (small blind) folded before Flop Seat 3: Fralle (big blind) folded before Flop Seat 4: PALARO folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 5: E323_4 folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 6: Pungak folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 7: R"SP"R folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 8: RollinFish showed [Kc As] and won (31420) with high card Ace Seat 9: ronaldadio (button) showed [Th Ah] and lost with high card Ace


Rising Star
Bronze Level
Jul 16, 2006
Total posts
This is a pretty tough call for sure, based on your chip stack in relation to the blinds and the rest of the table, it looked like you were pretty short stacked compared to everyone else. But since the you were well under 10 BB's you were right, you only had one move, pushing in. I think this was the correct play, the guy was pushing you around and you decided to play back at him, but you just got a little unlucky because he actually had a hand this time that had you covered. A-10 suited definitely would look pretty good to me too if I was in your position, short stacked and looking to take a stand/make a move in the tourney, just a little unfortunate thats what he had.


Silver Level
Jan 14, 2006
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3 out of 10. I know you were the lower stack at the table, but you probably should have folded to his raise. Even though you feel he has pushed you around the past 4 BB's you are not in the blind in the current hand so you have no money already invested in the pot. I would also add that if you were to raise Rollinfish then you should have pushed all in. You were less than 10 BB's and if you think that you are ahead preflop then an all in would have been the correct move trying to double up.
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

Silver Level
Jul 12, 2005
Total posts
What on earth is the logic behind the min reraise? Just push or fold.