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Old 12-13-2005, 08:31 AM
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Default Pushing AQ too early in the tournament?

**** Hand History for Game 3193494512 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $30 Buy-in + $3 Entry Fee Trny:18240279 Level:4 Blinds(50/100) - Tuesday, December 13, 07:17:23 EDT
Seat 2 is the button
Total number of players : 7
Seat 1: evilnick111 ( $480 )
Seat 2: Vicandlu ( $1185 )
Seat 3: WoodySwe ( $1070 )
Seat 5: ramses31 ( $1440 )
Seat 6: Hero ( $525 )
Seat 7: kangorkodos ( $1340 )
Seat 8: HoToPlay ( $1960 )
Trny:18240279 Level:4
Blinds(50/100)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [ Qh Ah ]
Hero is all-In [525]

I tend to feel i'm short stacked enough at this point that I have to push this in even with so many players left. Is that overly-anxious of me? I can't imagine just limping in with such a small stack, I sure can't imagine folding, but maybe i'm wrong because it rarely seems that someone back there isn't holding a much better hand they will call with...
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:31 AM
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Default Re: Pushing AQ too early in the tournament?

Easy push.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:40 AM
Big Limpin' Big Limpin' is offline
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i used to think i was "wasting" my AK's when i pushed in a situation i was unlikely to be called. I realise now that my thinking then was flawed. Simply put, 2 big cards dont have that much edge.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:56 AM
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It's fine. The best you can hope for is someone seeing an act of desperation and calling with A9.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:54 AM
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i would definitely push here

your M is 3.5 and about to shrink on the next hands, and you are the first one into the pot. i would be hoping to just take down the blinds here, as the 150 chips would increase your stack by almost 30%. i wouldn't be surprised to see calls from a big stack with a weaker Ax, in which case you dominate and have a good chance at doubling up.
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:01 PM
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I can't imagine just limping in with such a small stack, I sure can't imagine folding, but maybe i'm wrong because it rarely seems that someone back there isn't holding a much better hand they will call with...

[/ QUOTE ]How many hands are "much better" than AQs?
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