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Merge Game #77575945-48 (Tournament) | Holdem NL | 06/20/2014 07:11:21 EST | Version:2 Table Double or Nothing - $2.20, 77575867, Seats 10 (Tournament: Double or Nothing - $2.20, 77575867)

Seat 1: eRecipeCards ($1,555.00 in chips)
Seat 2: PaleSox ($1,320.00 in chips)
Seat 3: BadgerKid ($5,561.00 in chips)
Seat 6: 28yrsInFolsomPrison ($870.00 in chips) DEALER
Seat 8: cashcow5 ($2,030.00 in chips)
Seat 10: BroncoBadugi ($3,664.00 in chips)
eRecipeCards: Post Ante $20.00
PaleSox: Post Ante $20.00
BadgerKid: Post Ante $20.00
28yrsInFolsomPrison: Post Ante $20.00
cashcow5: Post Ante $20.00
BroncoBadugi: Post Ante $20.00
cashcow5: Post SB $100.00
BroncoBadugi: Post BB $200.00

HOLE CARDS
Dealt to cashcow5 Q♣Q♠
eRecipeCards: Allin $1,535.00
PaleSox: Fold
BadgerKid: Fold
28yrsInFolsomPrison: Fold
cashcow5: Allin $1,910.00
BroncoBadugi: Fold

FLOP
A♥J♠5♥

TURN
T♠

RIVER
2♥

SUMMARY
BroncoBadugi: Shows T♣4♠
eRecipeCards: Shows Q♥A♠
cashcow5: Shows Q♣Q♠
eRecipeCards: wins $3,390.00
cashcow5: wins $475.00 (uncalled)

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Critical points to consider:

  1. You are on bubble and you are second biggest stack.
  2. Player with a lower stack just went all-in having 5 players in front of him
  3. In double or nothing all winners get same reward ammount

What this should tell you:

  1. You should avoid any play which risks loosing a whole stack

  2. Opponent has something really strong

  3. There is no need to fight for more chips, you just need to survive the bubble

Let's sum up: you really shouldn't have done that.

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No it seems pretty fine to me. You have 10bb so your in fold or shove territory anyway and if your not going to shove QQ are you really going to wait for AA on such a short stack? To be honest you were just unlucky.

If you were much deeper stacked you could consider a fold since your more interested in getting to the money spots. For example if your were 100bb deep and he shoved for 80bb you could fold here because even if he holds AK its a coin flip and why throw your tourney away on a coin flip?

Since he is short 8bb and the pot with antes is around 2.5bb dead money he could be shoving any pair 22+, suited high cards Kx, Ax and you crush most of this range.

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Ty m8 thought I was about right –  David Hardy Jun 20 at 17:38
    
You're right, it's a +EV call, doesn't matter that you lost. Given how short he is, you'll usually be ahead of his pre-flop shoving range... –  Radu Murzea Jun 20 at 20:56
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It's a double or nothing and it's the bubble. Not sure about the answer –  edi9999 Jun 20 at 23:12
    
I agree in general that a call with QQ is reasonable, but in this specific situation it was not. +EV has to take a back seat to the bubble. –  mah Jun 22 at 12:33

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