AcademicAces's avatar


5 points

Thanks Mate. I appreciate it

Oct. 12, 2019 | 7:04 p.m.

Post | AcademicAces posted in MTT: BIG POT Preflop Decision

Hey Guys,

Online Tourney Starting Field 1397 8-max
Midtourney Position 400/700 w/ BOUNTY

UTG folds
UTG+1 V1 151BB raises 2,5 BB
LJ V2 37BB calls
HJ V3 38BB calls
CU V4 41BB 3Bets to 8BB
BU folds
SB folds
BB Hero 35BB AQs (Clubs) call 8BB
V1 Calls
V2 Calls
V3 Folds

Flop: Qs 7c Qh Pot: 37BB

Hero checks
V1 checks
V2 checks
V4 checks

Turn: 9s

Hero All-in
V1 fold
V2 fold
V4 call with AA

River: 10d

So Big Pot 98BB hauled in, but would you have played differently Preflop or Flop or Turn
My thinking process was:

Preflop: Pretty confident V4 had a Very Strong Hand but other Vs would not shove over me. And thus, the odds were amazing.
Flop: Hoping V4 had KK (I block 1 Ace) . Or JJ and would at least put out a feeler. So check.
Turn: Allin to get attention away from the queens. Smaller Bets wouldve looked weird to me, since Pot=My Stack.
Let them think I had 1010 for example, and grab all right there

Appreciate any Feedback.
Greets Laurenz

Oct. 11, 2019 | 7:15 p.m.

Yeah, this sounds reasonable. Thank you for the reply!

Oct. 10, 2019 | 2:29 p.m.

Its more like a general question than a specific hand history, but often the following example happens...
Its around Late Midtourney online: starting field 1200

50 out 300 left

Hero 60BB raises 2,5 in HJ 60 with AKo
Villain 1 calls 2,5 in BU
Villain 2 allin 10 BB from the Big Blind
Hero reraise to 30BB
Villains 1 Allin 70BB
Hero CAll
Heros loses to AA

I know, we shouldnt be results orientated too much, but in this scenario I felt really good and the field was soft so it was a bummer.
I wanted to isolate the BB with the 30 BB raise (which also pot committed me) and I knew beforehand that I would ve have to call a V1 over -shove.

Should i just called the all-in 10 BB raise ?
I had no Information on Villain 1.

What it comes basically comes down to is: I have a really good starting hand but do i want to risk my tourney life on this "unclear" situation or should i wait for another day?
I clearly play to go first, but sometimes I encounter these situations and then....well..."Do I want to take a 60/40 Situation for my tourney life now?

Thx for any feedback
I hope this makes any sense. Sorry for my bad grammar. greets from Germany.


Oct. 10, 2019 | 12:21 a.m.

Load more uses cookies to give you the best experience. Learn more about our Cookie Policy