View Full Version : 2 late game decisions

01-29-2004, 09:54 AM
I'm only an occasional player at SNGs, mostly because I am not terribly good at the aggressive part of the game when the blinds get higher. Two hands from a SNG last night that concern me, both of them occurred with 4 players.

Party $10+1 SNG

Hand #1- I'm on the button with 2100, SB at 1400, BB at 3500, UTG at 950.

Blinds are 50/100 UTG is coming in fairly often, but not insanely and seems to be getting a good run of cards.

I'm dealt KK and UTG comes in for 300. I reraised all in hoping to knock him out and keep the blinds from playing. Is this ok or should I be folding and hoping he blinds off (which is going to take a while since he is stealing a decent number of blinds)

Hand #2- Blinds are 100/200- Still four players. I'm dealt AKs in the BB. Chips are Button 1200, UTG 3500, SB 2000, Me (BB) 1300. Button folds UTG bets 500, SB folds. Action to me and I reraise all in. Again, is this ok? Here I was thinking that I needed to make a play to pick up some chips.

Kurn, son of Mogh
01-29-2004, 11:05 AM
Both plays are fine. You can't lay down KK in the first case and a pot-size raise of 1050 is half your stack. All-in is correct. In the second case, you've got 6.5 BB left and you're the short stack. AKs could easily be ahead here or no worse than an 11-9 dog.

I'd play both hands the same every time.

01-29-2004, 11:07 AM
1) Unless UTG only raises with AA in that position I would go all-in. Not many players are so tight that they must have AA.

2)Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

Ken Poklitar

01-29-2004, 08:52 PM

01-29-2004, 11:12 PM
Hiya Wyrm,

I'll join the chorus. Yes, you did the right thing both times. You can't fold KK in a four-handed game; it's too likely to be the best hand. That there's a raise in front of you is gravy because you get not only the blinds but the raise as well. Ditto on the AKs.