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Old 03-08-2004, 12:43 PM
Guy McSucker Guy McSucker is offline
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Default Re: QQ with a raise in-front

If that's really his range of hands for this move, and if he really won't fold to a reraise, then you should probably fold.

Moving all-in now gives you an edge over that range of hands, but it's an edge that rapidly disappears if he's a little tighter (is that what you meant by "a better range?") and it's not that big an edge anyway: about 10% (300 chips) I think, but with a lot of risk. There will be lots more chances to pick up 300 chips in this tournament without risking so much.

Calling is bad because you give up the chance to take on the hands you dominate: if he has TT, for example, and the flop comes with any card above a ten, you probably won't get any of his money; but the hands that dominate you will still give you plenty of action!

I suppose there's something to say about what he'll do with an unimproved AK on a J-high board, for instance. Would he bet it? It seems unlikely to me, given his other traits, so you can't gain a big advantage over AK by calling his preflop raise.

Oh dear. I hate this plan; but if that's your read, I think it's right.

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