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$1.10 6-max A3 in BB SB shoves 22bb

    • ILuvBeachVB
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 410
      No Limit Hold'em Tournament T4,000/T8,000/T1000
      Buy-in: $0.98+$0.12 USD Hold'em No Limit
      5 players
      Formatted by Poker HUD for Mac and Windows

      I checked Nash ranges for SB & BB:
      SB: 44.5%, 22+ Ax K2s+ K6o+ Q5s+ Q9o+ J6s+ J9o+ T6s+ T9o 96s+ 98o 85s+ 75s+ 64s+ 54s
      BB: 27.5%, 33+ A2s+ A3o+ K7s+ K9o+ Q9s+ QTo+ JTs

      I was surprised to see this. These ranges make sense to me at < 13bb. But not at 22bb effective. SB's shoving range must be tighter than this. Is this guy who is playing 24/13 at a 6-max game really going to shove 22bb from SB with J6s? 98o? K6o?

      Also, are we calling with A3s here?
      What should our calling range look like?

      UTG - UTG (T681,314)
      CO - CO (T149,960)
      BTN - BTN (T104,385)
      SB - SB (T178,996) 27/14/3 170 hands
      BB - Hero (T612,277)

      Preflop: (T17,000, 5 players) Hero is BB with A:club: 3:club:
      3 folds, SB raises to T177,996 (all-in), Hero???

      1 fold, Uncalled bet of T169,996 returned to SB

      Total Pot: T21,000

      SB wins T21,000
  • 1 reply
    • SDK1987
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 38,970
      It’s indeed a weird shove and I doubt he would shove crap hands what you have mentions, but I would remove top hands like QQ+ as well, because I expect he would raise those hands.
      Not sure you are in the neighborhood of the final table, but A3s is for me still a fold and is tough to give a good range against a 22bb shove, but I would call 66+ ATs+, AJo+ and KQs for sure against him.