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It is determined by their stack size prior to the hand starting.


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Sounds like you had an 18K stack preflop, or about 30bbs. The 3K raise is fairly standard, though you shouldn't only raise that size with hands like AA because perceptive opponents can figure that sort of thing out if they play enough hands with you (then again, if no one at your table is perceptive, go ahead and play in an exploitable way). On the flop ...


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The decision is based on the extra equity you gain in the tournament if you win. In the first instance, you have an 80% chance at a 600bb stack, and a 20% chance at not cashing. Your ROI with a 600bb stack would need to go up based on that stack to make the call worthwhile. The breakeven point is .8 * 300% * advantage + .2 * 300% * 0 = 300% The left side ...


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On the contrary of the answer above, the answer is yes, is the right move. Calling 36000 to win 87000 means that you have must have at least 29% if equity. The hands that has this equity against AK are 22+, A2s+, KTs+, Q2s+, J2s+, T2s+, 92s+, 82s+, 72s+, 62s+, 52s+, 42s+, 32s AKo, Q2o+, J2o+, T2o+, 92o+, 82o+, 72o+, 62o+, 52o+, 42o+ even taking in to ...


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Disclaimer: I am a cash game player, so you might consider my opinion to be biased. Cash games tend to run deeper than tournaments. This in turn leads to more post flop play in cash games than in tournaments, as a general rule. Post flop play in a deep cash game, even one that is only 100 BBs deep, can be very difficult. Given that we play against ...


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Against an unknown opponent, stack sizes dominate the decision for me. If we have a big stack and he has an average-to-medium-but-not-short stack, then I'll raise a lot until he shuts me down. Similarly, if we both have medium stacks, I'll probably still raise a fair amount - if we cover him by a fair margin, this frequency goes up. If either one of us has ...


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The rule of thumb I've always heard is that tournaments tend to end when there are around 10 big blinds left on the table. You will need to know the number of players you will have, your starting blind level and stack size, and your desired tournament length. Generally, you will not want to start with deep stacks for a short tournament. The final blind ...


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You should enter the tournament as early as possible. Presumably, you're participating in the tournament because you have some sort of edge against the field. In other words, you should be playing the tournament because it is profitable for you to do so. Playing the earlier stages of the tournament lets you play more hands against your opponents, which ...


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Your best source of information will be the casinos themselves. Most casinos have web sites, and many of those include tournament schedules for their poker rooms. Otherwise, you can call them, and they can tell you of any upcoming events. Ante Up Magazine's web site has an index of poker rooms by state that could be of use in your search for nearby ...


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According to my experience It depends.... If going all in three way handed and the loosing player has the low stack, the other two players split the bounty. If the loosing player has more chips than one of the other players, the bounty is not split and "goes" to the player with the high stack. I know you didn't ask but to complete the answer.. in split ...


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I can't see calling here for an additional 1800 to get to 3000 with then only about 4000 left. So to me it leaves shoving all-in or folding. If you shove, I think you have near zero fold equity after the PF3B to 3000 done by the solid/conservative player you describe at UTG+1. He already did put 3000 in and he'd have only 4000 to add to call in a pot that ...


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You don't mention how big are the blinds, but you say "Hero calls 8000", so I'm assuming the blinds are 4K / 8K, which means you have about 7 BB behind. This means you're SEVERELY short stacked. In this case, the play for you is pretty much on automatic pilot: find a decent hand to go all-in with. I disagree with what you did preflop: you should've moved ...


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Your preflop actions look fine. You have the second best starting hand in poker, so 4betting strongly is correct. The 3-5-6 rainbow flop is coordinated, but you worrying about hands like 2-4 and 4-7 is just silly. Think about it: would you call a 4-bet preflop with this kind of hand? Probably not unless you were super deepstacked (which you didn't mention, ...


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My suggestion based off my own personal experience with house games is start with small buy-in tournaments. As the experience and comfort level grows, you can then either. Up the buy-in of the tournaments and/or transition into cash games. You can set the Buy-in caps of the cash games to limit the loss and keep the games friendly. To keep players from ...


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My first impression is there's not much wrong with the hand, if anything at all. A reasonable case for 3-betting Preflop can be made, but that depends on the type of players behind you left to act. I'm more inclined to 3-Bet if they are mostly Loose-Passive. Clearly, you have what most people consider a "Value" hand in this situation. From the looks of it, ...


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It would help in analyzing this hand if we knew the stack sizes of the players at the table. That could change a lot of factors. Regardless... You made a few mistakes here, but getting your money in was not one of them. First, preflop: Against a min-raise (e.g. a raise that only increased the bet by 1x the big blind), it is almost always a big mistake to ...


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Basically it depends on some factors: the available statistics and notes to the opponents. tournament stage your stack opponent's stack General Big Blind behaviour: we tend to defend blinds against the "stealer", who is more loose/agressive than average we tend to defend blinds in the late tournament stage we tend to defend the blind against the big ...


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See here: How are side pots built? . I don't think the rules about side pots will change if a player is so severely short stacked. In your particular case, I think it will be: Main Pot: 40 (10 from each player, since player 2 has the fewest chips) Side Pot 1: 60 (player 1 has 20 left, so players 3 and 4 also put 20 chips in. 3 x 20 = 60). Side Pot 2: 40 ...


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At first, rank, as you define it, has nothing to do with the stages of a tournament. It has to do with a thing, called the M factor. M represents the number of orbits that you will survive if you never play a hand, if you fold immediately, when your chance is given. Its formula is: M=(Stack size)/(big blind+small blind+total antes) (you should add one ante ...


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I think the biggest mistake here is not raising pre-flop. With three people in the hand and AQ out of position I think this has to be a raise, relating to some comments that I read I would be raising here 100% of the time, I don't think playing AQ out of position is great (obviously you play it, it's a monster) and so narrowing the field would be the first ...


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As you said, it is easy. You want to start with the maximum BB's. Play tight in beginning to increase your stack. If you join as shortstack with around 30 bb's you can be an easy victim by someone who pushes you all in without any problems. That will not happen in the beginning phase, because everyone has the same amount of bb's.. as you said, easy. :)) now ...


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OK, let's break it down mathematically. I'm going to use a standard poker equity calculator for this. You have T⋄ 9⋄ You say the all-in player had a medium pocket pair. For this "exercise", let's pick 8♠8♣ Let's consider the third player a typical tight-agressive player, in this case with a standard 18% Range of hands preflop ...


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Whomever had the most chips at the beginning of the hand places best in the tournament. The number of players or tables does not matter, it just the same as three people going all in on a single table and two bust out. Whomever had the most chips at the beginning of the hand places highest. On the bubble the same thing, if there are 101 players left and ...


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Judging from what you wrote in the question, I think you are misunderstanding a few concepts here. First, math is math. Math doesn't care if you play poker, running, feeding your dog or doing something else. Math's laws are universal. This means that the math will have the same precision both in the heat of the battle and after the session is over and you ...


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If such a player is approximating a game-theoretic-optimal (GTO) strategy, then they are essentially putting their opponent in a situation where it doesn't matter what they do. In other words, whatever information you believe you could glean from their play will not help you alter their expectation (i.e., reduce their expectation while increasing yours). ...


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Typically, you "race" for the chips. Players get a card for any chips left over. Those chips are then colored up and are paid out based on high card. You cannot be eliminated this way. If you don't have any chips left after the race, you'll get one chip. From Robert's Rules of Poker (Section 15 Rule 8) The lowest denomination of chip in play will ...


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When you straddle in the traditional sense in a poker room that allows them, it's considered a "live" straddle. Several popular variations of straddling exist, but one common element is that they're "live." This means that the straddler is paying for the privilege of acting last in the pre-flop round of betting. If the dealer in your example is saying that ...


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If you had more chance to win by playing every hand, everyone would play every hand all the time and there wouldn't be much of a game.


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In the book The Raisers Edge they once said to ask yourself what you want to acomplish with your bet/raise. And also you have to think about what will happen if you get called/reraised. If you just raise to try to steal the pot and then if you get called are going to be lost. Just fold it before. If you don't know anything about your opponent just assume ...



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