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    Default AQ vs. UTG raise

    Deep in a micro tournament, i am 25th of 27 players left (around 1000 entries).
    I was for a long time card / situation dead, now finally got a good hand.
    The UTG player was active, but no maniac.
    The effective big blind is 4800 (because of the antes) and i have to do something.
    I see nowadays (even UTG) in micro tourneys open-raises with all kinds of hands.
    And especially from big stacks like this. Thats how they build stacks in most cases.
    I also have "blockers" and it´s not so likely he has QQ or an Ace, right?
    But i am not sure about the correctness of my move (because of his UTG position and the damn result LOL).

    PokerStars Hand #128132885402: Tournament #1096687531, $2.50+$0.25 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (1500/3000) - 2015/01/05 21:30:34 ET
    Table '1096687531 23' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
    Seat 1: eddys3 (113706 in chips)
    Seat 2: xenion89 (44910 in chips)
    Seat 3: Pugliese74 (102652 in chips)
    Seat 4: Daniel72ko (46797 in chips)
    Seat 5: Red Nelson (93170 in chips)
    Seat 6: lukasz1510 (123856 in chips)
    Seat 7: gavincwb (50984 in chips)
    Seat 8: Jabbaboyle (49220 in chips)
    Seat 9: racheiro.mp (57706 in chips)
    eddys3: posts the ante 300
    xenion89: posts the ante 300
    Pugliese74: posts the ante 300
    Daniel72ko: posts the ante 300
    Red Nelson: posts the ante 300
    lukasz1510: posts the ante 300
    gavincwb: posts the ante 300
    Jabbaboyle: posts the ante 300
    racheiro.mp: posts the ante 300
    Jabbaboyle: posts small blind 1500
    racheiro.mp: posts big blind 3000
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Daniel72ko [Ah Qd]
    eddys3: raises 3000 to 6000
    xenion89: folds
    Pugliese74: folds
    Daniel72ko: ?
    Last edited by Daniel72; 01-08-2015 at 09:04 AM.
  2. #2
    As 25th of 27 and with your stack, it's an easy shove.
  3. #3
    I think this is very close but I agree with a shove.
  4. #4
    Looking at the stacks at the table, it looks like that it's all pretty even if you know what I mean, so it seems to me that it doesn't take to much to get back into it. But as you said, you had been card dead and finally got a hand. If you read him weaker that AQ, then the shove is right I think. There are many hands that he would fold there to a shove.
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