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Satellite to a $1m gtd tournament

    • Ziffa008
      Ziffa008
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      Joined: 19.08.2018 Posts: 2
      Hi Guys

      So I managed to get in to a freeroll freezeout live tournament (I know why would a casino do that?) which paid out 4tkts to a $1m gtd tournament with a cap of 100 players. We started off with a 20k stack & 15min blinds. In the beginning I lost a couple of hands with AJ/AQ but then managed to stay around the 15 to 20bb mark. As the tournament progressed we were down to 33 players and the average stack was only 10bbs (60k) and I was down to 6bbs (~37k).

      Action got folded to me in the sb (and I had a tight image so was only playing 2 hands a level at best) and decided to shove on the bb stack (he had ~9bbs) with KQ in order to pick up the antes and bb to which I thought he'll fold as he wasn't playing often. Instead he insta-calls! with A6o! Needless to say he hit the 6 on the flop, I hit the Q on the turn only for him to suck out as he hit another 6 on the river :f_confused:

      What did I do wrong? Anyone can help?
  • 7 replies
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 39,310
      I have moved your hand to our hand discussion board, because it's fits better there.
      I don't think you did something wrong here with shoving KQ in the SB and his call with A6o is standard as well. It's to bad it didn't worked out this time.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Ziffa008
      Ziffa008
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      Joined: 19.08.2018 Posts: 2
      Thanks SDK1987

      I think what confused me the most was that he snap called which I completely didn't expect him to do with that hand.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      If he's familiar with the shoving ranges of the SB a call with A6o would be a no brainer in the BB.
    • mylove190207
      mylove190207
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      Joined: 10.04.2011 Posts: 846
      Hi everyone.

      I will ask u first how far/close u where to bubble. If u where just few spots away then I would ask u how many players had lower chip stack then u?

      A lot of players forget that on satelite u only need chip and chair. It is not about winning it but get that ticket.

      If u where stil far away from bubble then this play is just standard and he should snap call u with any Ax since ur open shove should be big as well. After all it is BVB.

      GL at tables!
    • Ziffaaa008
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      Joined: 21.09.2018 Posts: 2
      There were around 30 to 32 players left after I went out with the first 4 llaces getting a ticket and on my table there were 3 shorter stacks than me.

      Given that they didnt shove, I thought it would have been an ideal spot for a steal especially since he was playing tight. Perhaps I should have waited for a better hand than KQo but as the antes were high by the time I would have gotten to the next bb I would have been down to 4bbs which didnt make much sense at that stage.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      He's still way to far from the bubble to think about ICM I think.
    • mylove190207
      mylove190207
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      30 players left and 4 places paid is just standard situation to open shove with KQo and snap call with A6o. If u are folding KQo here, u are missing a lot of value and tickets on long run. Good play.

      GL at the tables!