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Old 22-05-14, 13:32   #1
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Fold or Call?

hey guys,
I was in a tournament last night 14 players left out of 67. avg stack was 40k, blinds 1200/2400.

im on the BB with 25K, folded around to the button (aggressive), shoves all in for 15k. i call with A2s against his Q4h. unfortunately i lost but was it the right call? i figured he could do this with any 2 cards so i didnt mind getting it in 60/40 but given how late in the tournament it was i think it was the wrong thing to do? any advice would be great, Thanks.
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Old 22-05-14, 15:20   #2
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Its better to push with raggy aces rather that call with them in my opinion.

You've 10 BBs - your calling off 60% of your stack with 1 over card. Not sure you were 60% 40% - I could be wrong though... I'm no good at maths. I'm more of a 'feel' player.
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Old 22-05-14, 15:42   #3
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Fold, you will find better spots and you have the btn coming up.
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Old 22-05-14, 15:48   #4
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call is fine imo, he should be shoving super wide in this spot
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Old 22-05-14, 16:35   #5
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Probably leaning towards a fold & be the one shoving.

I know it shouldn't, but might depend on how close to the money (9-10 paid I'm guessing)
and how much that means to you. Other stacks left in the Tourney (i.e. what position are we in ?/14) and how the table has been playing (i.e will our shoves get through, especially from CO/button).

I'm sure you are aware of the hands we are ahead of/behind to so not gonna list them, but the problem with A2 is you cant dominate anything. Then again, i'd guess a good few would call here too.
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Old 22-05-14, 16:47   #6
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its a little over a 6bb shove in most likely a crapshoot of a tourney where we have below avg chips and 10bb's, no one should ever be folding here in this spot.
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Old 22-05-14, 17:02   #7
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I know its a profitable calling range but when i think about it i could have maybe got him in a better spot
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Old 22-05-14, 17:03   #8
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Forgot to mention blinds are 15 mins each level
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Old 26-05-14, 13:25   #9
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Depends on a whole host of things e.g. bubble, standard of the others, how much the money means to you etc. but given the information provided, I happily call.
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Old 16-08-14, 12:32   #10
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imo if the villian is calling with any two cards then with an Ace low kicker is a fold .. his unpredictability makes this a gamble that will not pay off profitably in the long term..10 BB is enough to still make a few steals and wait for a better opportunity to double up..i can see however why some people think hey shud shove as an ace low kicker does beat a lot of hands except for all aces with a larger kicker..which is in his range..most pocket pairs beat it and i think suited connectors have better equity against it..
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