# 1.50\$ 27-sng / 18-sng

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Joined: 24.05.2011
I start tilting after getting hands like these on sessions where I am playing really well, so I figured I'd try to see if I was doing anything wrong. I bubble popped on both of these at the same time.

Poker Stars \$1.29+\$0.21 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - 18 players - t150/t300 Blinds + t25 - 5 players - View hand 1343744

BTN: t2900 M = 5.04
SB: t3355 M = 5.83
Hero (BB): t4585 M = 7.97
UTG: t11300 M = 19.65
CO: t4860 M = 8.45

Pre Flop: (t575) Hero is BB with 4 A
2 folds, BTN calls t300, SB calls t150, Hero raises to t1350, BTN raises to t2875 all in, 1 fold, Hero calls t1525

Flop: (t6175) 9 T T (2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: (t6175) 3 (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: (t6175) 9 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: t6175
BTN shows K 9 (a full house, Nines full of Tens)
Hero shows 4 A (two pair, Tens and Nines)
BTN wins t6175

And the second bubble:

Poker Stars \$1.29+\$0.21 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - 27 players - t200/t400 Blinds + t25 - 6 players - View hand 1343746

Hero (SB): t4037 M = 5.38
BB: t5057 M = 6.74
UTG: t15483 M = 20.64
MP: t8659 M = 11.55
CO: t2554 M = 3.41
BTN: t4710 M = 6.28

Pre Flop: (t750) Hero is SB with 9 9
3 folds, BTN raises to t800, Hero raises to t4012 all in, 1 fold, BTN calls t3212

Flop: (t8574) J Q 5 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: (t8574) T (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: (t8574) A (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: t8574
Hero shows 9 9 (a pair of Nines)
BTN shows 5 A (two pair, Aces and Fives)
BTN wins t8574

I know I should maybe tighten up on bubble but these seem like pretty conventional steals to me. Other players should also be tighter near bubble so I'm trying to take advantage of that as well. And I'm pretty sure I have a relatively tight image.. Is it just the crappy limit I'm playing?
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Joined: 19.04.2006
He s4ng4,
welcome to PokerStrategy.com!

I see from your post that you really want to dive into strategy, I can recommend to read trough the 7 tips on how to become a successful SnG-player: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/sng/1824/1/
Those tips are worth gol...erm I mean \$!

Furthermore you mentioned that you should tighten up on the bubble. This is not really correct since there are situations when you should heavily abuse the bubble by loose play. I.e. 6 players remain, 4 are short, 5 get paid... and you are the chipleader... every single of the shorties wants to survive the other guys and rather folds then to invest money against your steal.
But what do I say, some words about it are mentioned in those articles:
Since MT-SnGs are similar to MTT you can have a look here:
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/mtt/1551/1/ and
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/mtt/1559/1/
Both articles have a longer paragraph about bubble play - there is a new article planned that just covers bubble play, but no concrete schedule when it will be out.
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Joined: 11.01.2011
Hi,

in addition to Sven's post I think our Hand Evaluaton forums are a great place to work on your play
1.50\$ 27-sng / 18-sng

Cheers,

Pascal
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Joined: 24.05.2011
Thanks. I read the articles. Just to check I got it right..

1st hand : middle sized stack on bubble = fold and tighten up until bubble pops.

2nd hand : run of the mill steal reraise = just bad luck.

Right?

s4ng4
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Joined: 11.01.2011
link is now fixed to the handevaluation forum
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Joined: 23.01.2009
Originally posted by s4ng4
Thanks. I read the articles. Just to check I got it right..

1st hand : middle sized stack on bubble = fold and tighten up until bubble pops.

2nd hand : run of the mill steal reraise = just bad luck.

Right?

s4ng4
1. Why tight up om the bubble? Its à great chance to steal blinds everyones so tight plus we play to win not to mincash.