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Thread: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

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    Default Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    Need some advice....

    This is a spot which is pretty simple but one which I was after some advice if I'm being too nitty? We were down to the last 5 of about 180.

    The villain had not been very active at all but I had been raising it up a bit so he probably didn't give much respect to my raise anyway. Just not sure if I need to call here or not?? Opinions?

    Should it just have been a straight forward call? Anything wrong with my fold....... I found it very hard to do?

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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    Not really enough information to be 100%, there are some instances I might be calling here but with a villain not very active as is I voted for fold.

    It would depend much more on how often you raise in this position and whether he defends his blinds and how often, some that do this a lot would be much more likely to get a call from me. I am open raising in this spot every time with any two cards, the villain will know this by now so 88 might well be good but being that he is shortstacked but with two players with less chips one has got to assume he is only doing this with a decent hand. The fold is good in my not so expert opinion.

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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    its a snap call for me. IMO im ahead of his range and ive got plenty of chips left if im wrong as opposed to being clear CL if im right.
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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    i'm possibly too nitty but for 30k extra I would fold - if it was only 20k extra I'd think a lot harder though ...
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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaNRL View Post
    i'm possibly too nitty but for 30k extra I would fold - if it was only 20k extra I'd think a lot harder though ...
    Yep thanks. I wasn't keen on calling off a third of my stack in that spot. I also felt he would flat with a smaller pair so at best I was racing (which was probably the case I guess). I suppose I just thought I was deep enough and well positioned enough to let it go.

    I reckon its a spot that's pretty important in tourneys but I'm never sure if I've made a mistake by not taking chances like that?

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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    Bump...

    Any further advice/opinions from the gurus?

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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    yeh dont fold...
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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    IF.... big IF you are going to fold please start opening less than 3x.... make it 2.6-3 preflop and I am pretty sure i dont fold you are ahead of as many pairs that you are behind imo a race as a slight fav is great and if this guy is restealing suited connectors(unlikely but lol)
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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    Quote Originally Posted by JadeTaVernDegen View Post
    IF.... big IF you are going to fold please start opening less than 3x.... make it 2.6-3 preflop and I am pretty sure i dont fold you are ahead of as many pairs that you are behind imo a race as a slight fav is great and if this guy is restealing suited connectors(unlikely but lol)
    Great advice...... thanks.

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    Default Re: Value of medium pairs late in tourny.

    Call, but don't lose sleep over folding as it isn't a huge mistake. Especially if you are stealing a lot and they are letting you.
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