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Old 05-29-2017, 02:45 PM   #1
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Pocket 88 Bubble

PokerStars - 100/200 Ante 25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 11.08 BB
BTN: 21.37 BB (VPIP: 57.75, PFR: 22.54, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 78)
SB: 12.56 BB (VPIP: 28.95, PFR: 5.63, 3Bet Preflop: 11.76, Hands: 78)

3 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.88 BB) Hero has 8 8

BTN raises to 3.88 BB, fold,??

imo I prefer to shove in this spot but I don't know if is the best move because of the bubble and my stack is so close to the SB stack
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:42 AM   #2
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Re: Pocket 88 Bubble

I'm happy shoving this. Your not in 2nd with a small stack in 3rd so you don't have heavy icm pressure. Villain dependent, but probably shoving 44+/A7s/ most suited broadway
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: Pocket 88 Bubble

IMO I think you should be happy to shove, villain is probably stealing fairly wide here. But you can also go for the old stop and go (calling pre with the intention of shoving the flop) if you think it will give you better fold equity. Either way I think you're going to be putting all of your chips in in this situation.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:40 PM   #4
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Re: Pocket 88 Bubble

Snap shove
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:53 PM   #5
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Re: Pocket 88 Bubble

ez shove
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:33 AM   #6
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Re: Pocket 88 Bubble

Depending on the player stop'n'go can be better than jam maybe, but folding vs very few ppl.
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:34 PM   #7
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Re: Pocket 88 Bubble

Villain's opening range from the btn as this stage should be super wide. Your never folding and your too short to flat and play oop. You still have fd so in it goes.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:24 PM   #8
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Re: Pocket 88 Bubble

I would shove this against almost every villain.

Sometimes you meet regs who have an open-raising range there of TT+ and AKs and just shove everything else. If you have a decent sample size on them, you can start making some crazy adjustments and fold some hands vs their min-raise that you would call vs a push.

Here the 88 should be a snap call vs a push, and readless, you can always re-shove the range you would call a push with here (and a few hands more usually, up to any pair and any suited Ace).
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:36 PM   #9
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