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Getting beat with AKo against Qx suited qualifies as a "bad beat." But if you go "all in," you are "getting your money in good." (When the odds are in your favor). These decisions are measured ex ante, that is against the opponent's cards held before the flop. The fact that you lost against bad cards ex post has nothing to do with anything. Over a ...


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I think Jon's and Pops' answers are both good, particularly Jon's sentiment that you're too short to play around here. I mostly just wanted to comment on your comment near the end of your question: should have called for a cheap card I think this is wrong. You were short at the start of the hand, and you're really short-stacked on this flop, with the ...


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I like Pops answer a lot, especially when he points out that you should of shoved pre-flop with this hand. As the hand went you were eliminated and likely would of been no matter how you played it, since I think your villain would of likely been there with his pocket pair, but maybe not. Tournaments are all about survival, and A-9 suited when your down to ...


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I would go back a little further than the point you're asking about here. When the cards are being dealt out, your stack is ten big blinds, and the blinds are coming up fast. I think you're in territory where your only options are fold or open-shove, and you may not have the luxury of waiting for a better hand to come along. Given the way the hand actually ...



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