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raising low pp w deep stack in late stages when blinds are big

    • tommygecko
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Is it profitable? I've been in situations where i'm quite deep stacked (in comparison to other stacks) but with <30 bb and most others have 10+ bb, maybe one or two with >30bb and i get a low pocket pair in say, early or mid position.

      Sometimes shit like this happens:
      Known Players:
      UTG2: 3235 - 16 bb
      UTG3: 2875 - 14 bb
      MP1: 3980 - 20 bb
      MP2: 1345 - 7 bb
      MP3: 3870 - 19 bb
      CO: 5215 - 26 bb
      BU: 4860 - 24 bb
      SB: 1885 - 9 bb
      BB: 8045 - 40 bb

      100/200 No Limit Hold'em Tournament (9 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: SideKick

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 3:heart: , 3:spade:
      SB posts small blind (100), BB posts big blind (200), 2 folds, Hero raises for 400, 2 folds, CO calls, BU folds, SB calls, BB folds

      Flop: (1400 - 7 bb) J:club: , 9:club: , 3:club: (3 Players)
      SB bets 1485, Hero raises for 3580, CO calls

      Turn: (10045 - 50.23 bb) 7:heart: (3 Players)

      River: (10045 - 50.23 bb) 7:diamond: (3 Players)

      CO had JJ. Main plan was to try to hit a set if someone calls. But after thinking about it, at these stages folding these hands or shoving would be more profitable at such a stage than to min raise right?
  • 1 reply
    • kurrkabin
      Joined: 12.10.2010 Posts: 5,976
      No, not really, you should fold here preflop. Avoid playing these hands from this position at all. And besides-follow the 15-20/call rule(depending on position, number of people in the pot etc.).