TPTK near bubble in micro-tourney

foxxxerfoxxxer Red Chipper Posts: 101 ✭✭
The specific hand isn't quite as relevant, this is more of a general question about how loosely to call with these hands given:
1. Chips get thrown around a ton in micro tourneys, and huge all-ins relative to the pot are not uncommon with a wide range of holdings
2. A deep run is the goal rather than min-cashing

I'm sitting on an OK stack, a little below average, but because this tourney had tons of re-entries, I probably could have folded into the money fairly easily. This is about 5 hours in and there are something like ~260 players remaining with ~180 paid.

As for the hand, V was playing pretty LAG (34/23, ~100 hands) and had been showing a willingness to get it in very wide; might have been in an all-in showdown 6 times or more. I remember one specific hand where they check-raised all-in for 26 BB into a 15 BB pot on a Q34 flop with 88. BB seemed standard, nothing memorable.

Normally I'd snap call here (I did end up calling) but this board is unbelievably dry, with virtually no draws available. I would have called the first all-in happily expecting to see lots of worse Js, but the re-raise all-in gave me pause, even from a pretty wild player. Thoughts?

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - 325/650 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 22,905 (VPIP: 26.56, PFR: 16.95, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 65)
BB: 6,495 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
UTG: 12,602 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 15.96, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 100)
UTG+1: 14,391 (VPIP: 34.94, PFR: 23.46, 3Bet Preflop: 13.16, Hands: 84)
MP: 4,810 (VPIP: 18.18, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
MP+1: 16,750 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
MP+2: 13,065 (VPIP: 11.63, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 43)
Hero (CO): 14,147
BTN: 12,674 (VPIP: 10.17, PFR: 7.47, 3Bet Preflop: 1.32, Hands: 177)

9 players post ante of 65, SB posts SB 325, BB posts BB 650

Pre Flop: (pot: 1,560) Hero has :JS::AS:

fold, UTG+1 raises to 1,300, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 1,300, fold, fold, BB calls 650

Flop: (4,810, 3 players) :JC::2S::5H:
BB bets 5,130 and is all-in, UTG+1 raises to 13,026 and is all-in, Hero calls 12,782 and is all-in


  • SlightlyBeardedSlightlyBearded Red Chipper Posts: 7
    I'm wondering if you'd consider trying to iso the BB pre-flop, or whether you'd expect the wilder UTG+1 to call anyway.
  • sparkyAAsparkyAA Red Chipper Posts: 160 ✭✭
    Even from a wild player, this line is extremely strong. this is about the driest board imaginable, and for him to reraise over the BBs all-in, I'm thinking he has a big pocket pair. with a 99 or the likes, he might flat it and be able to fold to your all in. UTG +1 he is probably opening only big hands even if he is a wild player, especially with a short stack in the big blind. I would fold in this spot given the action.

    Hands you beat: QJs, KJs 3 combinations of each because you have a J, so 6 combinations total

    Hands you are behind to: AA KK QQ 18 combinations total
    this isn't even factoring in the possibility of a 55 or 22
  • foxxxerfoxxxer Red Chipper Posts: 101 ✭✭
    I'm wondering if you'd consider trying to iso the BB pre-flop, or whether you'd expect the wilder UTG+1 to call anyway.

    Definitely considered it, but at this stack size I didn't want to get it in with AJs if he shoved and decided to see the flop in position. Should I just be 3-bet getting it in here given my description of the V?

    Sparky, agreed, didn't think about how a loose V would even consider flatting here. Only thing I want to add is this V could definitely have things like KJo in this spot so it makes it a little closer, but I think your point still stands.

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