This is a discussion on Is it worth it? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - 250/500 (65 ante) - 7 players
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INVESTOR-86 (UTG): 15,991 (32 bb)
archiqMoney (MP): 34,405 (69 bb)
hughdhat (MP+1): 21,298
You did everything right. It was easy push, given the size of your stack. It’s just that you were unlucky, the MP1 maked a very minus action with 47o, he should have thought that a short stack was sitting at the table, who was getting ready to go all in.
In the first hand player was getting right price on 33% equity on 3 to 1 pot odds,
Even if he loses still got 16k behind in this position any 2 cards after original raise is worth a call.
Second hand pot odds not there for opponent your just unlucky but opponent wanted a gamble and hit happens regularly.
i always sucks to loose hands this way. The think to always remember is the made the mistake and you got it in good each time with the correct pot odds. Long term you will be the winner. Short term, try not to throw the computer out the window.
This has been me last 3 days. doesnt matter how good my hand is compared to. it rewards there dumbass every time. gets very old and very frustrating and definitely makes you wonder why people(or me at times) think its rigged.
I think you played the first hand just fine. You were short stacked and pushed all-in with AJs. One thing you had to keep in mind though was that you were very likely to get a call since your stack was so short. I prefer to shove against an opener with a stack size in the 15BB to 25BB since I have decent fold equity, too. For the 2nd hand, I think you should have raised pre-flop. I never let multiple players limp into a pot if I'm going to play the hand. Too much wacky crap happens. A standard raise could have probably gotten 2 of them to fold and then you'd probably be heads up with the best hand.
With AJ and stack 11бб preflop, you need to give only all-in. Then you need to look at the enemy, he 43бб, he went 3бб, against your 11бб he needs to deliver 8бб, I think he would have call with 47. Unsuccessful hand for you, it's poker ).