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Winning Poker Tournaments III – Hand #46

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Apr 17, 2013

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Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume III by Jon “PearlJammer” Turner, Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet, and yours truly, analyzes 50 online poker hands. This article looks at hand #46. Seat 1: (1,090,152) Hero Seat 2: (19,409,266) Small Blind Seat 3: (1,556,479) Big Blind Seat 4: (13,881,665) Seat 5: (35,830,853) Seat 6: (10,556,303) Seat 7: (1,075,282) 150,000-300,000 Blinds, 30,000 Ante Setup: Matthew observed this hand from the final table of a major $215 Sunday tournament with 8,358 entrants. The prize payouts are: 1st $245,897 2nd $179,697 3rd $125,370 4th $83,580 5th $66,864 6th $50,148 7th $33,432 Pre-flop A Q (660,000): Seat 5 raises to 777,777. Seat 7 pushes all in for 1,045,282. What do you do? PearlJammer Independent Chip Model (ICM) considerations turn a seemingly obvious play into a pretty interesting one. I only have about 3.5 big blinds with A-Q, and a stack slightly ...


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