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Thread: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

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    dinunz is offline PNW Novice
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    Default AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Hi everyone,

    I'm interested to hear your opinion on how to play AK suited in the following situation:

    It was about midway through a 180 seater micro SNG, I was on the button. At this point I was keen to be aggressive and increase my stack, after a long time without decent starting hands. I was in the top 20 in chips at this point.
    The villain min raises from utg, everyone folds to me, i 3-bet 3x, he four bets 2x my raise, and i push all in pre-flop.

    He calls with Kings. I always seem to be getting called with KK or AA in this spot, blowing a decent stack on one hand.

    Would you play it another way?

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    Yorkshire Pudding is offline Super Moderator
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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Stack sizes and blinds are important here. In micro stakes games players are rarely four-betting from UTG with anything weaker than QQ, KK, AA and rarely AK suited.

    Did you have any read or notes on the UTG player?

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    dinunz is offline PNW Novice
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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    the UTG player was opening a lot of pots, although i had a good stack, i only had about 30-40 bb left. Because it was turbo i felt i had to make a move, so I could get be in a good position to make the final table.
    So do you think i should have just called the min 4 bet and tried to spike an ace on the flop? or folded pre?

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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Jam it in there.

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    Yorkshire Pudding is offline Super Moderator
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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Once you have three-bet with a 30-40bb stack I don't think you can do too much except get it there.

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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Pudding View Post
    Once you have three-bet with a 30-40bb stack I don't think you can do too much except get it there.
    I agree, but I would have been more wary of a limp or min raise from UTG. The key being survival, I would have just called the min raise and seen flop. If you spike A - push, otherwise muck to a decent raise.

    Am I too careful?

    DHD

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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    The key is not survival it's winning the tournament! We're also nowhere near making the money.

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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Quote Originally Posted by pokeraussie View Post
    The key is not survival it's winning the tournament!
    WTF?

    If I'm last one standing I win - no?

    Quote Originally Posted by pokeraussie View Post
    We're also nowhere near making the money!
    If you're out you can't win.


    DHD
    Last edited by DabHandDan; 18-10-2012 at 07:41 AM.

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    pokeraussie is offline PNW Lurker
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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Your logic about winning tourneys is completely flawed.

    You don't win tournaments just by surviving lol. In most tournaments you'll get blinded out before you can say "all-in".

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    Default Re: AKs in Turbo SNG (Micro stakes)

    Fair enough. Any other thoughts anyone?
    Last edited by DabHandDan; 19-10-2012 at 12:32 AM.

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