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Old 02-22-2018, 04:31 PM   #1
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Good fold? ICM spot?

Hi, I was playing a 9-max $1.50 SNG on Pokerstars and folded in this spot. Was this correct? I've only recently started to study ICM and use it in my game, should I have been considering it when raised all-in? All players were unknown to me and it was the 6th hand of the tournament.

Poker Stars, $1.29 Buy-in (10/20 blinds, 3 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

Hero (SB): 1,465 (73.3 bb)
BB: 1,762 (88.1 bb)
UTG+1: 1,441 (72.1 bb)
UTG+2: 2,042 (102.1 bb)
MP1: 1,924 (96.2 bb)
MP2: 852 (42.6 bb)
MP3: 1,455 (72.8 bb)
CO: 1,455 (72.8 bb)
BTN: 1,104 (55.2 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 2c 3c
UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls 20, MP1 calls 20, MP2 folds, MP3 calls 20, CO folds, BTN calls 20, Hero completes, BB checks

Flop: (147) Qd 5c Jc (6 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, UTG+2 checks, MP1 checks, MP3 checks, BTN bets 57, Hero calls 57, BB folds, UTG+2 calls 57, 2 folds

Turn: (318) Tc (3 players)
Hero checks, UTG+2 bets 440, BTN raises to 1,024 and is all-in, Hero folds, UTG+2 calls 584

River: (2,366) 3s (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: 2,366 pot
Final Board: Qd 5c Jc Tc 3s
Hero mucked 2c 3c and lost (-80 net)
UTG+2 showed 9s 8s and won 2,366 (1,262 net)
BTN showed Jd Th and lost (-1,104 net)

I'm currently breaking even with an ITM of 38% (over about 12k hands/159 tourneys at this precise Stars format) and am really looking for any advice that will make me a winning player, hence trying to get very familiar with ICM and when to use it, so any help is very appreciated.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: Good fold? ICM spot?

Why are you caling the flop, when you don't want to get broke if you make the flush? Would you got broke OTT when that card would have been a 7c instead of Tc? If not then fold flop. I'd even consider folding pre - you will most likely be dominated if you ever hit.

PS: Pls use a hand formatter
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:37 PM   #3
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Re: Good fold? ICM spot?

this is a good general rule to have: in micro-low stakes games never consider folding a flsuh or better to any action unless it is a double-paired or 4-flush board

regarding icm: in 9max sngs 6-9 handed icm is almost always negligible. You should get a program like icmizer or holdem resources calculator and study 3-5 handed spots
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:25 AM   #4
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Re: Good fold? ICM spot?

call all in with your flush
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:34 PM   #5
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Re: Good fold? ICM spot?

Clearly you should call as BTN has 2-pair and UTG+2 has the bottom end of the straight and you are ahead of both with your flush. In other words, don't post results with your question.

This pot is 6-way on the flop and you have the nut low flush with micro stakes players putting heavy action in. This is a fold - you're rarely good here and the fact you were this specific time doesn't change that.
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