View Full Version : AQs utg in 10+1 at stars

09-19-2005, 12:55 PM
First hand ever here on 2+2, be gentle.

PokerStars Game #2612252875: Tournament #12758919, Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2005/09/19 - 12:06:25 (ET)
Table '12758919 1' Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: CRP1 (2885 in chips)
Seat 3: xenogears112 (3760 in chips)
Seat 4: kdcurent (2005 in chips)
Seat 5: Jackal-Lion (1485 in chips)
Seat 6: Sotally Tobr (950 in chips)
Seat 7: thorsi (960 in chips)
Seat 8: coco8uk (1130 in chips)
Seat 9: GrayFOX22 (325 in chips)
Jackal-Lion: posts small blind 50
Sotally Tobr: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to thorsi [Ah Qh]
thorsi: raises 200 to 300
coco8uk: calls 300
GrayFOX22: raises 25 to 325 and is all-in
CRP1: folds
xenogears112: folds
kdcurent: raises 675 to 1000
Jackal-Lion: folds
Sotally Tobr: folds
thorsi: ??

Well guys, easy or not?

I seem to misjudge these situations. Perhaps better to limp?

I am a newbie, only have some 250 sng's played. 100 5+,5 with roi 22%, then 120 10+1 with roi 30%, then 30 20+2 roi -10% /images/graemlins/frown.gif

09-19-2005, 01:05 PM
i would be inclined to fold. that last dude doesn't have AJ unless he sucks.

also, i would push on my first action.

welcome to the forum.

09-19-2005, 01:27 PM
With the action as it stands, either the other players have no concept of UTG play or they have mid-high pockets or AK and are willing to gamble.

It was a good hand defining raise, but based on the fact you have to beat two players with AQ it is a fold. If you limp it might induce the late position player to merely call the all-in rather then reraise in which case you can play but tread lightly.

I think you are priced in to call, however. If you are dominated so be it. If you're really hurtin' against AA, KK or QQ then oops. But you've put in 1/3rd your stack and are getting over 2.5:1 to call and the blinds will be hitting you next taking about 23% more of your stack.

IMHO you pot committed yourself with that raise.