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$3.30 Bounty Builder HU - 85s in BB

    • ILuvBeachVB
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 410
      No Limit Hold'em Tournament T6,000/T12,000/T1500
      Buy-in: $1.44+$1.50+$0.36 USD Hold'em No Limit
      2 players
      Formatted by Poker HUD for Mac and Windows

      BTN - BTN (T1,308,185) 45/8/8 [VPIP/PFR/3B] 65 hands
      BB - Hero (T614,815)

      Preflop: (T21,000, 2 players) Hero is BB with 5:club: 8:club:
      BTN calls T6,000, Hero checks

      Flop: 7:heart: 6:spade: A:heart: (T27,000, 2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: 9:heart: (T27,000, 2 players)
      Hero bets T12,000, BTN raises to T1,080,000, hero??

      Villain has been on a heater at final table. This is the second hand of HU. A few times he has made huge overbet shoves on flop that were uncalled.

      Decent turn card. Do we go for it here? Seems he has likely a lot of draws that he would do this with. And maybe some top pair / two pair kinds of hands?

      I think I have a skill advantage against this player and so maybe trying to win this all in one hand is a mistake? Also, he had a $99 bounty that I would win if I took him out.

      Payouts, not including the bounty:
      First place: $168
      Second place: $126

      Hero calls T589,315 (all-in), Uncalled bet of T478,685 returned to BTN

      River: Q:heart: (T1,229,630, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total Pot: T1,229,630
      Hero shows 5:club: 8:club: (a straight, Five to Nine)
      BTN shows 8:diamond: T:heart: (a flush, Ace high)

      BTN wins T1,229,630
  • 1 reply
    • SDK1987
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 38,950
      The bounty wouldn’t be a factor for me now when you are the short stack and HU your only goal is to win the tournament anyway. Tough to give him credit for a flush and a straight is almost always the best hand here and I would go for it.