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They're shoving because they have less than 10BB and in that regimen it's usually best pre-flop to just shove or fold. You should be calling with hands that have good equity vs their shoving hands. This will always be AQ+ and TT+, and sometimes much wider, depending on what position they're shoving from. For example, if they're shoving from the small blind, ...


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This is one of those situations that is more complicated than you would think in some ways, and simpler than you would think in others. There is actually a mathematical formula for these kind of push/fold decisions. It is called the Independent Chip Model (ICM). Here's the best article I could find explaining it: http://www.thepokerbank.com/strategy/...


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First of all, you're likely right that your hand looks good against the range of UTG. The other factors though (mostly position) are unfavorable though, so the question is whether or not it's ultimately worth it to play this hand here. If you are going to play it, I don't like the push. Sure, it could isolate you against a likely worse hand, but it also A)...


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A final table simulation is a special poker tournament in which a group of poker professionals take over the role of another player and play poker. The reason it's done is because of the huge sums of money involved in the payouts of the final table finishers. The reason it CAN BE done at the WSOP Main Event is because of the 3 month break of the Main Event. ...


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On the final table short stacks will always shove looking for that double up they need. I tend to call if i have any pocket pair and big hands like AK - A10. Anything that might flop well basically. If the same person keeps shoving i might loosen up. If they aren't doing it everytime then i will try and decide if its worth making the call or not. So to ...


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I have a rather weird strategy in this situation. I kinda let people eliminate themselves and try to basically get to the top 3 under the radar. A nice example was Antoine Saout who became 3rd at the main event at the 2009 WSOP. He basically played only one hand or something and became 3rd. If you want to go for first place though, you should be a chip ...


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You did say which hands you play, but didn't say how you play them. There might be some adjustment to do in this direction, but is is difficult to comment without more information. One thing you could try to do from time to time is to use your tight image. Suppose you have been playing only premium hands for some time at the same table. Then you may try to ...


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When chips are low you need to start picking more spots with hands that are not so good. Your objective is just to pick up small pots and blinds. Dan Harrington's books have a really great and comprehensive discussion about tournament play, I strongly urge you take a look at them. In general you do need to loosen up your starting values, and take ...


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It doesn't sound like you were desperate for the 7BB win but were comfortable to gamble against the short stack. I agree with this. But because there were multiple players behind, this is an easy fold in my opinion. I think you got excited and tried to scare off too many hands. The flaw being that any better hand than AQ will call and you are therefore ...


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As soon as the dealer begins to deal the turn without having resolved the action (as he obviously thought you called the 20k bet from villain, rather than raising it), you should have brought this to his attention. As dealers usually tap the table before dealing any board cards, this should have given you ample time and opportunity to point out his mistake ...


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Yes you should consider limps as action because if you have only M of 2 and he already put 1 BB he gets good pot odds and he is very likely to call. That said with such a low stack you have to take action and if you do not have any reason to believe a lot more people will call you should still go in. If he limps 1/4 of his hands you will get your flip most ...


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I think at the final table the most important thing becomes something called ICM, independent chip model. However, as was revealed recently by word renowned pros and prodigy like Fedor Holz in a recent podcast, it not a great approximation in tournament poker. To take all the emotion out of decision making as those other players do, just take all the ...


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The rule of thumb is if the table is lose then play tight. Remember you don't have to be the one to take them out to move up. You still have to beat a random hand. Even a pusher can pick up a premium hand. Don't take heads up with a bad player. Wait for a good spot. One player at the table could very well have a hand. Two players could have ...


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The OP seems to have a limited understanding of correct high blind i.e late stage sitngo play. He asks why there is such a high prevalence of open shoving as opposed to street by street play. I think the answer to this is fairly obvious, and is the fundamental difference between sitngoes and cash games and that is stack to blind ratio. In a cash game you are ...


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