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This is the weekly THR Friday Night LIVE! $100 GTD Freeroll. 368 entrants, 38 left and we just got into the money. I'm sitting in the SB with roughly 11 BBs with no significant payjumps in the near future. My goal is to make the final table because that is where all the money to be made is. Here's the hand:
tl;dr: There is an open limp from MP, BUT isolates to roughly 3BBs and even though he is a solid player I feel like my jam with AJo here for 11BB is correct. Even though this particular time I ran into Aces. Thoughts?
P.S. I've just recently made the transition from cash games to tournaments, so I'm slowly but surely learning how to navigate different stack sizes during different phases of the tournament. Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated
Cool, thanks for the input bros! Where exactly do you guys determine profitable rejamming spots at certain stack depths? Is there a website or some math I need to look into, or is it all dependent?
Float the Turn has a push/fold calculator, this is good for unopened pots when you're short stacked 20 bigs or less, just based on pure maths.
Other than that yeah, it's all dependant. Need to work out what range you put them on for raising and calling a 3-bet, all based on player style, stack size, position, tournament status etc. With a VPIP of 21% he's probably raising a 25% range from the button (if not more) and calling a 7-8% range unless you have anymore reads. With this fold equity plus being about 1.5:1 dog or better to his calling range it's a good move.
Try working out some EV calculations for this situation and play around with their raising and calling ranges. He'd have to be a lot tighter for me to fold AJ here.