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  10-Jan-14, 21:59   #1
Did I make the correct play? 0 
Imanovice 

Joined: Jul '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 36
Ok I am making this thread because I bet I am not the only one who is unsure whether or not they played the hand correctly especially in all in situations,becoming short stacked with rapidly rising blind levels and aggressive tables.

So here's my latest example of this to start us off:

I am middle position been getting piss poor hands(you can only bluff so much) best hand up till now was Q9 of spades(won that hand when I got flush and shoved) Ok so I pick up AQ diamonds the first 3 limp so I want the field thinned right down and shoved with this (blinds were at 40/70 4 mins to next level I had under 14 big blinds remaining). I got one call then another guy shoves and the other guy still called the first caller had J8 off suit!! next caller giving him way more credit as he had JJ. Flop came no Diamonds or Aces or Queens! rainbow board of 4h5cl7sp turn 10c and surprise surprise 9h on river not one of these cards diamonds! and the poker donk to my left eliminates both of us with an extremely lucky straight Aww crap! also worth mentioning he had around 3000 chips I stand by saying my decision was correct just wrong timing unfortunately! Would have been much less pissed off if JJ had beaten me!

So what do you think do you agree this is usually the correct move just wrongly timed in this instance(this was also a free roll nl €100 prizepool) prizes paid from 130th place upwards so you really need to double up asap before you get so short you will need to shove everything anyway

     
  10-Jan-14, 22:18   #2
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Theapple 

Joined: Sep '13
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 1552
just got kicked out with runner runner straight out of ftp freeroll, so it happens all the time Big Smile

but i think it was a correct call because you had ~10BB and u were first to shove, so at that point, AQs is defo a good hand to shove. i mean if you waited a few more bbs you would end up shoving with just about aynthign on ur bb, doubt ud get much better hand than one u got there Tongue

     
  10-Jan-14, 22:23   #3
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ddblt1970 
Joined: Aug '13
Location: Czech Republic
Age: 21 (M)
Posts: 913
Your position is very important in this spot, if you were in the big blind (small blind is also fine), your play is perfectly fine as those limpers ranges will be most likely way way behind AQs and you don´t have to worry about another player behind you on top of those limpers. 13BB stack is good for this squeeze play, you are not giving your opponets good odds for calling.
But if you had this AQs on fourth position in fullring and first 3 players limp, I would consider folding this hand, because there is a higher chance, that someone of the other 5 players gets a good hand.

     
  11-Jan-14, 16:20   #4
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Imanovice 

Joined: Jul '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 36
Thanks for your views on this guys I do tend to only play in pos and if out of pos with a monster hand I shove because there will be the odd time when some smartie thinks they have me beat.It's brutal when you run into aces with kings in yer hole though! Aww crap!

     
  12-Jan-14, 09:37   #5
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5529
This is the only move you could possibly do with such a small stack and i think you played the hand perfectly well. You were just unfortunate not to connect with the flop but that is the way it goes sometimes. You were unlucky but there was nothing wrong with the play

     
  14-Jan-14, 00:52   #6
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Imanovice 

Joined: Jul '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 36
Cheers double appreciate it! I watch lots of poker events,the big game,aussie millions,pca,ept and pick up lots of tips the way to play certain hands etc and you only really see the stars going all in when its necessary,to thin the field or as a stone bluff with garbage to steal blinds. I always try to play my best whatever the stakes etc. The most common problem is running into AK or Kings when you have AQ but thats far easier to take than a joker playing his 2s against your big hand shove and wins happened to me earlier!

     
  14-Jan-14, 20:51   #7
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
I'm not an tournament expert but everything seems right in your play if you take in consideration the stage of the tournament and of course the size of your stack and your position.

As doubletop said you also need to have a bit of luck on every hand and tournament that you play, thats a basic poker rule Smile

     
  14-Jan-14, 20:57   #8
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Nastasha1982 
Joined: Oct '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 175
With AQs and 14BB I'm not folding (especially in a freeroll) if the whole table limps before me. Your stack is too small to do anything but shove it all in.

Unlucky.

     
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