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PokerStars 0,50$ Fullring Turbo, 88 against a nit

    • Mooharius
      Mooharius
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2007 Posts: 317
      Hi everyone,

      here I have 88 and the SB decides to push. Usually I would almost snap call with 88, since I have less than 8 BB left. But the SB is megatight with a VPIP and PFR of 4% and this was just the second hand he played in this SnG. Due to ICMIZER he has to push almost 10% (55+, A9s+, ATo+), making a call with 88 +EV. While reviewing this hand I think his range could be even a little bigger, so that I should call in this spot. What do you think?

      PokerStars - 75/150 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 7.9 BB (VPIP: 3.77, PFR: 3.85, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      Hero (BB): 7.7 BB
      UTG: 14.5 BB (VPIP: 11.97, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 1.75, Hands: 147)
      UTG+1: 11.9 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 10.34, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      MP: 14.07 BB (VPIP: 29.49, PFR: 17.11, 3Bet Preflop: 6.45, Hands: 78)
      CO: 23.13 BB (VPIP: 27.59, PFR: 20.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      BTN: 10.8 BB (VPIP: 14.94, PFR: 11.63, 3Bet Preflop: 2.86, Hands: 89)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8:diamond: 8:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 7.9 BB and is all-in, Hero???
  • 3 replies
    • Mayb3n0T
      Mayb3n0T
      Silver
      Joined: 03.01.2017 Posts: 370
      It's difficult to fold, but i think that is the best decision. If it's the first hand that he shoves and you didn't see him making some crazy play, the best scenario that i see is AK or AQ
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 37,410
      It’s that we are dealing with a nit, but even then, I can’t fold 88 against a SB shove. Even the range you gave the SB seems tight to me with ICMIZER 2. I would shove at least any pair if I was in the SB for almost 8bb effective.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Mooharius
      Mooharius
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2007 Posts: 317
      This is not the range I gave him, but the minrange that makes a call profitable. But I also think that he is pushing wider than that amd I should have called here.

      Thanks for your replies