Sunday, May 14, 2006

$22 Party Poker SNGs

poker question here...

Fairly early in a SNG. Blinds are 25/50 I have only played about 4 of 35 hands and am not paying ANY attention to how anyone else is playing (Family Guy). I have 1700 chips after starting with 1500. UTG min raises to 100 and he has 695 left. I am third to act with pocket queens and raise to 300. Folds around to him and he pushes for the rest. Obviuosly I call and he has AK. Question is should I have just called the raise to see a flop or did I do the right thing or should I have gone all in...I felt quite sure when I made my bet he would come over the top if he had any kind of a hand which I certainly welcomed. Am I just over-post-tanking since he obviously flopped a King and it held up or should I have played it different? Or is discussing a $22 SNG completely pointless since they have to be the biggest donkey fest ever as even I am turning a profit?

Constructive or funny comments appreciated.

8 comments:

TBR said...

You want to raise with your queens to narrow the field, and you are happy to call with close to 3-1 with a coinflip. I would thinking calling is almost never correct there, unless you know some maniac is going to raise behind you with garbage. It's odd that he limped with AK.

Fawcett said...

he didn't limp, he min raised as stated. I thought lawyer's were good readers.

Gonz said...

TBR is right. You have to be happy to get your money in there with Queens on a coinflip where you're getting nearly 3-to-1...

Gonz said...

Oh, and you might be a little suspicious of the min raise from UTG, but given the size of his stack relative to the size of your stack (and the odds you were getting after he re-raised), I think you have to get your money in after he pushes regardless of whether or not you're concerned about him having AA or KK. No, I think you played it right.

Straight E said...

You absolutely made teh right decision. You did fall into the amateurish min-raise trap laid by said amateur, but you have to narrow the field by raising. How long did you think about things before you called the all-in?

Fawcett said...

.08 seconds

Fawcett said...

the tank has happened post losing the pot

Chuck Williams said...

Perfectly played. Don't beat yourself up.