Why did he play it this way

    • diversfx
      diversfx
      Silver
      Joined: 24.12.2010 Posts: 627
      Sry i just don't get why with Vs stack u would play 99 this way, it looks so weak/stealish. 5 handed a 2x or 3x raise looks stronger Imo.
      I think my hand has the right odds against open shove range to call with my stack blind on blind.

      Known Players:
      MP3: 1770 - 12 bb
      CO: 2985 - 20 bb
      BU: 1280 - 9 bb
      SB: 5608 - 37 bb
      BB: 1857 - 12 bb

      75/150 No Limit Hold'em Tournament (5 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.610.1

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:heart: , 8:heart:
      SB posts small blind (75), Hero posts big blind (150), 3 folds, SB raises for 5533 and is all in, Hero calls and is all in, SB gets uncalled back (3751)

      Flop: (3714 - 24.76 bb) A:spade: , J:spade: , 4:diamond: (2 Players)

      Turn: (3714 - 24.76 bb) 3:heart: (2 Players)

      River: (3714 - 24.76 bb) K:heart: (2 Players)
  • 4 replies
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      its a 12bb effective shove. i dont play sngs/tournies much but that seems to be pretty standard to me
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Originally posted by diversfx
      Sry i just don't get why with Vs stack u would play 99 this way, it looks so weak/stealish.
      So you think villain should make himself look strong when he has a strong hand so you fold everything except premiums?

      That aside, standard shove with 99. Will be even trickier for him to play oop if you just flat vs his minraise and flop comes 2 or 3 overcards to his 99.
    • metza
      metza
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      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      I don't play much SnG either, but isn't calling 12bb w J8s a bit loose even BVB? I mean he should be pushing pretty wide here, but isn't our calling range supposed to be a bit tighter due to ICM?
    • variancekiller
      variancekiller
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.09.2010 Posts: 896
      He is the Chiplead and can basically shove any two into you here. J8s is a very clear fold, no need to get involved in such a pot.