Lots of fun last night. I never do this but my bust out hand left me feeling quite ghey. I never really invest this much time and reflection on online tourneys. I just don't see the point. But with the BBT just starting I want to be sure that I am giving myself as many chances as possible.
The bust out hand came after the first break. I had just under $4k and was in the small blind. Nzgreen was in the BB and had me covered but not by much.
I was grinding the whole way and felt it necessary to start picking up pots, but not so much that would just play reckless. Just a thought that occured to me. "you need to start picking up pots".
I was dealt TT in the sb and it folded around to me. I standard betted it to 240. I think the blinds were 40/80. (I wish I saved the HH, but again, I never do this).
NZ reraised to 1,000. Now, he has just about T2900 after that raise, and I am pretty sure he is making a move here. I don't think he has J3, but I'm fairly certain he has a less than premium hand which should be foldable if I jam even if he is getting 2.5 to 1 to call. This still is a tournament, and he would be crippled if he lost.
I didn't want to jam, but I had a hand, and any reraise commits me. So I did. Jam that is. He just about insta called with KQ. River brought a Q and IGH.
What I thought about was, is just calling an acceptable move there. Is it a better move? Again, I thought any two over cards, minus AK or maybe AQ call, but I don't mind racing. But I was disappointed to be called by KQ.
He had a stack left after his raise. I don't understand why he would ship it with just KQ. I played rather tight the whole tourney seeing less than 7% of my hands. I think you have to be aware of that fact and understand that a player is very rarely going to play so tight, and try to resteal with a shove after an hour or so of folding.
I'm not complaining either. Anyone is allowed to call with anything. My question resides in the thought of "is just flatting there worse than shipping it?"