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$30 DON UTG Bubble time 6 handed IM SHORTSTACK

    • SuperSeanE
      Joined: 11.09.2009 Posts: 48
      Below is a problem I have all the time playing DONs. I am just not sure what to do here. I feel that every option open to me pretty much sucks. What do you think? If i pass im pretty much commited on either my bb or my sb. I hate marginal decison UTG when im the short stack 6 handed in a 10 handed DON. So I have just outlined why passing is bad- No chips, last place atm forced to play one of next 2 hand if i pass.

      However I feel that all in is bad to. Both players on the blinds are reguars that I have notes on. (both have -roi around 10%) and are pretty much capable of calling any bet with any hand- depending upon some unknown bad player criteria. Such as whether they like my username LOL.

      Please give me your thoughts on this hand. I think the most important thing is that it is 6 handed and I am the shortest in chips. Further the pass both bb and sb and watch another play be forced all in first due to a blind change is not an option here. Unfortunatley.

      Below is the hand from my pokertracker:
      GAME #-1785416936: Texas Hold'em NL Tournament 2009-09-14 15:13:40
      Table "Turbo" $30 NLH Double Up *10, 342225111, 2970035241 (Tournament: "Turbo" $30 NLH Double Up *10 Buy-In: $30+$3)
      Seat 1: Barfdog ($5,010.00 in chips)
      Seat 2: kurd37 ($1,760.00 in chips) DEALER
      Seat 4: mfl73 ($2,070.00 in chips)
      Seat 5: BustedSoon ($2,670.00 in chips)
      Seat 6: SuperSeanE ($1,320.00 in chips)
      Seat 7: STP2727 ($2,170.00 in chips)
      mfl73: Post SB $200.00
      BustedSoon: Post BB $400.00
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to SuperSeanE [D5 S5]
      SuperSeanE: Raise (NF) $1,320.00
      STP2727: Fold
      Barfdog: Fold
      kurd37: Fold
      mfl73: Fold
      BustedSoon: Fold
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $1,920.00 Rake $0.00
      SuperSeanE: wins $1,920.00
  • 4 replies
    • sk345di
      Joined: 07.05.2009 Posts: 225
      I would push here. With that stack pocket pair is as good as it can get. Assuming the other players also know that the guys in the blinds are calling too much you have some fold equity against them because they will just let one of the blinds call you and then you most likely have a flip. You also prevent the dealer which is the second short stack to steal the blinds and keep him under pressure also. If you were tight at the late stage of the tournament this UTG raise might seem really strong and they all fold but i don't think that happens too often.
    • thomster87
      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 6,151
      Easy push.
    • SuperSeanE
      Joined: 11.09.2009 Posts: 48
      Thanks mate
      Yeah i think a push was the best of my bad options i hate flips though lol
    • excelgeo
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,107
      i believe you made the most there, cant complain about picking the blinds up with 55