Will you risk a tournament ?

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Do you risk a tournament before reaching the final table with someone who has as many chips as you, having AK cards or running away?:joyman:
 
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depends of many factors, but most of the time, yes.
I will play with AK and try do double my stack before reach FT.
 
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Defenetly depending on opponents game and play history if it's a squeeze play it's 100% of the time if it's a tight player and facing a shove depends on how many players are in the hand... So it's a spot for reflection in my opinion.
 
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It will depend on the situations. If we both are the biggest stacks by far with say 70BB and all other have about 10 I can fold there. Other than that I am pretty much going for it there and not going to worry about making a final table. I dont care about the final table but want to win the whole tournament.
 
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Do you risk a tournament before reaching the final table with someone who has as many chips as you, having AK cards or running away?:joyman:
 
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Unless I'm running good and catching cards risk is part of the grind. If a player is showing nothing but AA and KK every two or three orbits when they decide to play then I usually won't mess w/them when they come out unless I have the goods. Risking it all vs a big-stack w/J9std in a pinch situation is just one of those variables that make NL hold'em a roller-coaster of a game. Gotta love it.
 
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Apparently it all depends on the situation, but most likely I will play aggressively with such cards. Without a doubt, such cards are worth the risk.
 
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I usually like the money jumps which is why I haven’t won MTTs. But still working on building bankroll so I’d rather a bird in hand than two in the bush. I know it makes sense to risk it as the top spots are where the big money is but....can’t pull trigger.
 
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Few times per tournament that you recive those cards (or QQ)
If you want great results you have to risk
Unlikly to face AA/KK with AK, you have the blockers, it should be QQ/AQ/JJ/TT
 
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Most of time i risk.

When u appear worry, your opponent will bluff more.
 
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AK is the hand that I often lose.It all depends on many factors, if the tournament is expensive, I play this hand very carefully, and of course it all depends on the stacks
 
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Do you risk a tournament before reaching the final table with someone who has as many chips as you, having AK cards or running away?:joyman:
I wouldn't run away for sure ...
 
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Absolutely! You should play to win not min cash! OF COURSE there are ICM execptions.
 
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As others have said, a lot of variables goes into making a preflop decision. So its not as simple as making firm rules like "I never fold AK" or "I always fold AK". With typical MTT stack sizes of 20-40BB, we are typically happy to get it in preflop with AK both as the player jamming and as the player calling off. But there are exceptions to this. If for instance we open UTG, UTG+1 puts in a 3-bet, and now UTG+2 4-bet jam for 30BB effective, then we should only call with KK or AA.
 
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I really don't understand the situation here , do you insinuate that was an all in situation preflop?Is the final table bubble? In the last 2-3 last tables of the tournament you should aim at the top 3 places but still this doesn't mean that you should win all the flips in order to get there.

70 bbs are waaaaaay too many to put your tournament life in line. There is so much future game - I think we should avoid as much as we can those confrontations vs the big stacks as ours and we should apply pressure to the middle stacks. Small ball poker(win many small pots) is the way to approach the tournaments in those phases in my opinion.

Especially think about those factors below:
  • ICM , how many pay jumps - more money - you will get by just ''waiting'' for the smaller stacks to bust.
  • The opponents , if you have an edge then you should diminish the luck factor by going all ins in non profitable spots
  • If you play against a big stack as yours then maybe you should have some lighter folds and pot controlling more the pots.
  • You can fight back vs the big stack but if your opponent doesn't understand about the above factors then would be wise not to do it
 
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If the minimum prize money is so important, then the tournament is not for you. Are we playing itm or the final table? Push with joy.
 
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I would be playing this hand almost all the time in that situation.. that being said position and opponent action will determine what I do
 
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Of course, this is a very good hand, but no hand will give you 100% confidence in winning, so the best option is when you study the table well. Sometimes the strength of the hand is absolutely not important, if you are against a crazy or super aggressive player. Watch carefully who is playing against you and how, this information is much more useful than the strength of the hand at the table! :) I think, it's a little strange to hear, but I notice it very very often...

It's never too late to drop out of the tournament, take your time, you'll have plenty of time to do it! :) The main, thing is not to make mistakes and believe in luck :)

When I talk about this, in my head it is more suitable for the beginning or middle stage of the tournament, but perhaps in the late stage it is not bad to play like this ;)
 
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I would probably take a chance with AK, but always taking into consideration how that player has been playing, and if it is worth risking like this when I can get a better result, therefore I try to follow my intuition
 
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As already mentioned, it depends a lot. Type of tournament, number of BB, start / mid / end od the tournament, any info collected from your opp.
But if I have to take one, I pay.
 
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The manipulations of the casinos take the outcome out of your hands, no matter what the risk.
This happens a tremendous amount on sites like ACR, and I'm over it.:(
 
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That's great question and is always interesting reading other players responses. Typically players have their minds made up and make the same move like it's auto pilot.
 
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Depending on stack size either shoving more making a standard raise. Not folding it except in a satty. When I get to the final table I want to be the chipleader.
 
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