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Tough situation on the bubble

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Aug 08, '16

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downloadHello everyone! In this blog post, I am going to share with you the most important hand from a $5,000 event I recently played. Nearing the bubble, I was cruising along with an 185,000 stack. Average once everyone got in the money would be roughly 175,000. When you have an average stack on the bubble, your general strategy should usually be to avoid playing a gigantic pot versus the big stacks while applying pressure to the short stacks. This will allow you to build your stack while avoiding going broke. It is important to have a rough game plan before you approach any poker situation. I have laid out my tournament strategies in my best-selling book, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Continue Reading ...

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Jonathan Little is a two-time World Poker Tour champion with more than $6 million in tournament winnings.

 
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trentbridge
almost 6 years ago

"I do not think there is any merit in folding" - 68,500 of your chips sliding across the table says otherwise. Your fear of being outsmarted by Big Stack (i.e. bluff) was greater than your fear of being outdrawn.

"When you have an average stack on the bubble, your general strategy should usually be to avoid playing a gigantic pot versus the big stacks while applying pressure to the short stacks."

I have no problem with your play up to the river, but, your opponent knew that you understood this general strategy and made a sizable bet on the river to fit your belief that he was "applying pressure" instead of value betting. That was brilliant on his part.

 
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zzyxx15
almost 6 years ago

Out of position in this spot I'm folding on the turn. No reason to get into a big hand here.

 
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