Joined: Jan '09
Age: 51 (M)
(TOURNAMENT: "250€ GTD", R-814-283, buy-in: €3) Start hand: Fri Jun 10 09:22:42 CEST 2011
Similar situation of the other tournament posted some minutes: bubble is burst, we are ITM and to reach the final 2 or 3 players are missing. The difference is this time I am not first in but I have to decide to call or fold oppo allin
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 42 (M)
Posted by shokaku: You have less than 10BB and QQ, so i can't find a fold here. But you are allways quite low after the bubble. Maybe you should play more aggressive before the bubble bursts.
+1 to this, if you find you are always short after the bubble, it's a good indication you aren't abusing the bubble as much as you should be. People tighten up absurdly on the bubble and you should be using this opportunity to punish those that want to limp into a min-cash. MTT are totally a "go big or go home" mentality, you can't be playing them to min-cash you have to play to win.
As played, with less than 10BB left it's 100% an easy call unless villain is a super nit or you have some sort of soul read. You dominate almost everything villain could be shoving with aside from AA and KK and you're a little better than a flip against AK, everything else you're comfortably ahead of.
I also agree with everyone here, playing loose when the bubble is close to bursting is definetly good. You can steal a lot of pots and then bust people who drasticly loosen their game afterwards if u get any A10 suited or better... And If you lose because you tried to steal pots, then atleast you've tried to make a difference! You're almost never gonna win a MTT if you just wait for huge hands.
The call with QQ is very standard, you did everything right there. It's never fun to call for all your stack, but you dominate over 90% of the hands he could've done that with in that situation... Then you have absolutly no control about what comes on the board so no regrets.
Joined: Jul '11
Age: 38 (M)
the first hand was amazing. The odds are still the same to begin to end. It would be great to play with this kind of money hope machine, the brains. I think it will be a new strategy for you and us to apply soon.