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Kazz Mar 29, 2004 1:44am

Double up or play it safe?
 
2320 chips with 150/300 blinds in a multi-table tournament.

I think I played this right to get all my money in, but my question is, given the blinds and the size of my stack, should I have pushed it all-in preflop instead of getting PINKYRING committed to the hand? I felt like I needed to double up there, so I think I played it right. On the other hand I may have won a smaller pot without a fight and not been knocked out if I'd raised all-in before the flop.

So, what's the best move here? Take more of a risk and double up or more if you're lucky, or try to take it down before the flop?

***** Hand History for Game 486385953 *****
Table ($20/2) Million Dollar Qualifier(12163) Table #2 (Real Money)
Seat 3 is the button
Total number of players : 8
Seat 1: Kazz_ ( $2320 )
Seat 2: leblancm69 ( $6108 )
Seat 3: jonwillis ( $9314 )
Seat 5: DDDenton ( $6465 )
Seat 6: MadMaxx33 ( $4965 )
Seat 9: Darvoue ( $2321 )
Seat 10: PINKYRING ( $19620 )
Seat 7: gunrunner22 ( $3106 )
Trny:2923476 Level:8
Blinds (150/300)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Kazz_ [ Ah As ]
gunrunner22 calls [300].
Darvoue folds.
PINKYRING raises [600].
Kazz_ raises [900].
leblancm69 folds.
jonwillis folds.
DDDenton folds.
MadMaxx33 folds.
gunrunner22 calls [600].
vulcanj3 has joined the table.
Player vulcanj3 has been moved from ($20/2) Million Dollar Qualifier(12163) Table #5 table
DirkMD17 has joined the table.
Player DirkMD17 has been moved from ($20/2) Million Dollar Qualifier(12163) Table #5 table
PINKYRING calls [300].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 5s, Ks, 5c ]
gunrunner22 checks.
PINKYRING bets [900].
Kazz_ is all-In.
gunrunner22 folds.
PINKYRING calls [520].
** Dealing Turn ** [ Kc ]
** Dealing River ** [ 5d ]
PINKYRING shows [ Qc, Kd ] a full house, Kings full of fives.
Kazz_ shows [ Ah, As ] a full house, Fives full of aces.
Player Kazz_ finished in 40 place
PINKYRING wins 5990 chips from the main pot with a full house, Kings full of fives.
Kazz_ has left the table.

packattack88 Mar 29, 2004 4:10am

I definitely would have went all-in, especially with a raise in front of you. You were shortstacked and were likely to get called and be a big favorite to win the hand. Yeah, he probably still would have called you, but at least if you went all in preflop you would have known that you just got screwed.

MRVEGAS Nov 13, 2014 7:42pm

Double up safely imo


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