Advice on this shove

Jersey JiveJersey Jive Red Chipper Posts: 3 ✭✭
edited June 2019 in Tournament Poker Hands
Last night at a local tournament......
Tables just combined and we pick up 4 player. I have no info on button. Been playing with SB for over an hour and he seems like a solid player.

Blinds 1500 - 3000 with a 3000 big blind ante

Effective stacks 30,500

Folds to button
B: flats
SB: completes
BB(Hero): :Ad:3h - shoves for 30,500

SB - I am sure the SB cant call the all in. No worthwhile intel on the button.

Button snap calls with 99
SB Folds

Was there a better way to play this? Is checking the better play?


  • wescrowescro Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    I can see a case for checking this, but I still think I agree with the shove. Without a shove it's tough to realize the equity of this hand against wide ranges once the flop comes and you should be slightly ahead of most of the PF calls you would expect to receive here. The button's play is interesting, but without knowing what type of player he is, you have no way of knowing whether his buttom limp is just a weak range, his standard play, or a play designed to induce a shove (which it obviously was). Given the info you had, your 10BB stack, and your holding, I agree that shove is the right play here.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,838 -
    Without info on the button I think your play is the default.
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  • CactusCardsCactusCards ArizonaRed Chipper Posts: 141 ✭✭
    10 bb behind here is a standard shove without button info - weird he didn’t raise 99, but you still had decent equity heading to a showdown (roughly 30%).

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