View Full Version : $11: Bubble hand A9s in a push fest, easy fold?

09-19-2005, 05:11 PM
$11 at PartyPoker. Blinds are 150/300 and the last few rounds have been uncalled pushes (everyone has had a turn with that move). Last seen flop was an all-in pre flop push where SB took out the small stack and got us to the bubble. My reads, as they were, are A high, K high, and medium pairs + are what's getting pushed. Don't really think that anyone is flat out bluffing... but that's just my read. First in vigourish enough to lay this down? Too weak to call?

Seat 10: UTG (1310)
Seat 4: hero (1245)
Seat 7: SB (3095)
Seat 8: BB (2350)

Dealt to hero [ 9 /images/graemlins/club.gif, A/images/graemlins/club.gif ]
UTG raises (1310) to 1310
UTG is all-In.
hero ???

09-19-2005, 05:16 PM
I don't think this is an easy fold at all. I would go so far as to say this may be an easy push. You are ahead of the vast majority of hands that you think he may push, with a slightly better than average A. Also, you have only 4 big blinds and don't have the luxury of waiting for a monster. you are going to have to win a showdown, and I would suggest you take a stand now. The potential dead money from the blinds make this call even easier.

09-19-2005, 05:27 PM
I'm going to take my shot at this before reading the other post, so if I'm redundant forgive me. I think you have to call, and I'm normally in the sometimes it's ok to play for third camp. You can't afford to let him get another rounds worth of chips without a fight, IMHO. It's either call here or push any 2 next hand, and I think you are likely to be ahead here.