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Old 10-08-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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888 Final Table $5 Rebuy - ICM/Route Check

Hi Guys, help appreciated.

Whats our optimal line here? 3bet GII pre or flat? Im guessing we are never folding to the Late position 3bet jam?

Stats at the time (VPIP/PFR/Aggression Factor/3B)
Opener [Lojack] 29/23/3/12 over 55 hands (seemed relatively active)
Me [Hijack] 21/15/2/7
Squeezer [BB] 23/12/2/6.7 over 35 hands, 3bet 1/15.

    Pacific, $4.50 Buy-in (4,000/8,000 blinds, 1,000 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37844765

    SB: 86,804 (10.9 bb)
    BB: 191,272 (23.9 bb)
    MP1: 258,051 (32.3 bb)
    MP2: 247,021 (30.9 bb)
    Hero (MP3): 231,088 (28.9 bb)
    CO: 514,311 (64.3 bb)
    BTN: 229,453 (28.7 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T T :: ::
    MP1 folds, MP2 raises to 16,000, Hero calls 16,000, 3 folds, BB raises to 190,272 and is all-in, MP2 folds, Hero calls 174,272

    Flop: (407,544) 5 A 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
    Turn: (407,544) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
    River: (407,544) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)


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    Old 10-09-2017, 03:28 AM   #2
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    Re: 888 Final Table $5 Rebuy - ICM/Route Check

    It's a tricky spot. I think 3b / c is prob best line - once we flat it's actually not an easy call I'm sure it's +cEV but pretty tight $EV - depends on V's squeezing range here. Would be a good one to put into ICMizer.
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    Old 10-09-2017, 03:20 PM   #3
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    Re: 888 Final Table $5 Rebuy - ICM/Route Check

    I think this is a fairly clear call pre. I'd 3b call in later positions, but i don't think you get him to shove many worse pairs when you 3 bet him this early in the order. Could also be a 3 bet if you and the villain have a psychotic aggressive dynamic.

    Call advantages include inducing squeezes, playing IP postflop, and keeping the pot smaller and still having maneuverability with 23-27 BBs if you see an ugly runout and put in one or zero bets before folding.
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    Old 10-12-2017, 06:04 AM   #4
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    Re: 888 Final Table $5 Rebuy - ICM/Route Check

    It’s all pretty even stacks, so it’s not like there’s heavy icm tax. I like call pre, but probably something like 70/30 where 30% i 3bet (5x ish). As played have to call either blind. If mp2 comes back over the top, you probably have to fold
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    Old 10-13-2017, 08:57 AM   #5
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    Re: 888 Final Table $5 Rebuy - ICM/Route Check

    Awkward stack sizes but I don't think shoving pre is ever bad. You might lose value but taking down a decent pot without showdown isn't a bad outcome here and calling can lead to some difficult situations.

    As played I would make the call. I think you'll see AK and even lower pairs a lot from the BB here.

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