Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Oy vey

Pssst. Here's a sure-fire guarantee to win money, tokens and other valuable poker prizes. Get your chips in the middle with the worst of it against me. The number of examples I can point to over the past week represents an embarrassment of riches, but I will cite the most recent because it raises questions about peep token strategy for which I'd appreciate feedback.

I'm sitting on just over 4000T with 7 remaining in an $8.70 2-table Turbo on Tilt. A reasonable player with a stack of about 3500T pushes from MP. Blinds are at 800/1600. I find pocket kings on the button. Do you fold here, knowing you're virtually guaranteed to get the $14 6th-place money and stand a pretty good chance of winning a token?

Aggro-donk that I am, I call all-in and find myself up against A-K. He spikes an ace on the river and I'm blinded out the next hand with 6-5. I folded jacks to a raise from a mega-stack several hands earlier, which I believed to have been the right play. But whadyagonna do with kings in that spot?

Lastly, props to Fuel for his mad skillz at the table and his considerable sense of humor. Dealt presto on two tables in a matter of about 45 seconds and desperate for blogging material, I put it to malevolent use. But it does prove, as Fuel likes to say, that Presto is Gold (Part 10,412).

7 Comments:

Blogger Pokerwolf said...

Very hard to get away from KK there. I'm not sure if I could fold there either.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I've never played one of these token races, but how the hell do you fold KK there?

I guess you have to consider it, but that's a HARD laydown.

4:26 PM  
Blogger DefendTheBlinds said...

No need to fold KK. It was a bad beat, is all.

I'll never fold KK preflop in a small stakes SnG online unless it's so painfull obv (like raise, re-raise, re-re, etc.). People will push with shit so I'll take my chances.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

DTB is on the money.

I never fold KK - EVAH - preflop. You can live not winning your token - the 8 bucks wont kill, and it's a great doubleup opportunity.

6:03 PM  
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