here is a PM i received from a forum about some hands in a HH i posted.... his PM will be yellow, my answers will be in red....
i welcome comments from anyone else that wants to look... that means you too lucko21.
these questions are about this HH posted on PxF, in my blog entry on 2/24
I was looking at the 2nd HH you posted in your Feb. 24th blog entry
and had the following questions on Hands:
Hand 17: blinds are 25/50 you have 1415 in chips. utg+1 raises to
150 and you folded 88 from utg+2. I was kind of surprised at the fold
here. I would have thought you would at least call the 150. Do you fold this because more then likely the flop is going to contain an overcard and you'll have to fold to a continuation bet? Do you ever reraise here? Maybe if you the original raiser was from a later postion?
88 is a strong hand, but here i feel our stack sizes are to small to risk a call, and if i push i have to get 7 people to fold, one of which has already shown strength. i rather fold here and save my chips for a little bit later when i will need them more. if the 1st person in was in late position and i was in the blinds, i am much more likely to shove. there is a certain time period in SNGs where stack sizes are awkward, and this is the beginning of it IMO.
Hand 28: blinds are 75/150 you have 1415 in chips. You get 66 utg and fold. Is this an easy fold? I imagine your not just making a standard raise here, either your folding or shoving. Why do you decide to fold here? What is the minimum hand your pushing with?
there is just to many people to go through here, we are to likely to run into a hand. yes this is an easy fold with my stack size. if i am playing a little loose i will open push with with 88+, AQ+... SNGwiz says we should have a better than .75% edge to push here (because we have chips and are not desperate), to have an edge at .75% or better we need TT+,AK+.... 88 and AQ are still +ev, but just barely.
Hand 48: blinds are 100/200 25 ante you have 1290 after posting blinds. 5 handed and folded to the SB with 3260. He gives you a walk. Bad play by the SB, right? He should have shoved with any two here.
yes, i agree....
Hand 52: blinds 100/200 25 ante. Your now the chip leader with 4 left your in the BB and utg (comfortably is 3rd in chips) raises to 600. Everyone folds. Why don't you shove here? I know your hole cards are 45o but he still can't call you with much of anything. If you lose the hand you would still have around 1900 in chips.
for that move to be a very profitable move you need the shortest stack to be very short. it would likely work here as well, but i just wasn't sure i was ready to push him around at this point. i probably was waiting for blinds to go up.
Hand 53: Same scenario. 2nd in chips raises. No shove on your part? What determines when you would just shove with any two compared to folding?
i will give the same answer as last hand..... i rather the shortest stack be smaller, or the blinds be bigger.
Thanks for your time. Daren
no problem, i actually enjoy doing that.... its fun, it gives me blog material, and it helps me improve my game. LOL @ coryward's call on last hand.....