This is a discussion on Icm spot on final table within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Hi guys, i have a question about a spot which was on a final table of a small tournament.
Chip leader with 280k opens from
The under the gun raise is a big warning sign. I would have called , waited for the fop and then played accordingly. Remember , at a final table, each position further up is more money. If you flop the set you can wipe out one or 2 players. If not you can still win by good play.
What were the blinds at this point in time? I'm curious to know because you are second in chips at this point.
I mean, based on the information provided, not knowing villain's stats, though you did say they were opening pre quite a bit, my impression is that you were shoving with the thought that you had enough fold equity to pick up the dead money, that you were ahead of his range here (which you were).
I think that if you're playing for first, the play seems fine, but if you had > 15 bbs, I probably would have folded and waited for a slightly better spot.
If you could provide blind levels here, I think it will be easier to better answer your question.
Somebody asked me what my favourite hand is, and I said "The one that takes all your chips".
If I shove and you call, I'll show.
Caracaski - If i could take it back i would also just call because the table was soft and easy beatable. And then for sure because of icm because the different between fourth and second place is almost a double. Yeah it was a mistake.
Shumkoolie - The blinds where 3,5/7K so i have around 13. My opponents had 11,4bbs and the fourth like 9,4bbs. And yeah exactly. I was just hoping that i have enough fold equity and pick it up pre. Now and every time next time i would just defend and ch/fold if i dont hit the set.