Posted 25 June 2007 - 01:14 PM
The hand that I will be describing was the first hand played at my table right after dinner break. It was during Level 9 with blinds at 600/1,200 and ante of 100. First, some background information: Villain was moved to my table about an hour or two prior to dinner break and we havenít really played a hand heads up. Villain was in Seat 8 and I was in Seat 1. Prior to this hand, Villain had shown 2 of his hands: (1) He min-raised from UTG then folded to my 3x re-raise and showed AJ off suit. (2) I was in SB when he raised 3x BB pre-flop from hijack and both BB and I called. We all checked through on a ragged board and he showed down Kc8c.Back to the hand in question: Villain was in SB and I was UTG+1. We were the two chip leaders at our table (I had about 42,500 and he had about 37,000) and top 5 overall according to pokernews.com. BB didnít make it back from dinner in time for this first hand. UTG folded and I made a standard raise to 3,600 with pocket 9s. Everyone else folded to Villain who re-raised to 9,100. I asked for his chip count before calling another 5,500. Flop brought 8h8c7h and Villain checked. I bet 9,000 into a pot of 20,400 and Villain pushed his remaining stack of about 28,000 after about 10 seconds or so. Now there were about 57,000 chips in the pot and it would be another 19,000 for me to call. Winning this pot would make me the over all chip leader with about 600 players left (top 270 paid) and losing it after calling would leave me with about 5,400. Folding would leave me with about 24,000. Would you call or fold? I am not sure if I am supposed to include my read on Villain's hand so I will skip that for now. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.EDIT: I left off another hand that Villain had shown. At the 400/800 level, Villain had called an all in for about 15K with AK off suit and won a race vs QQ. Right before he called he said "let's gamble."
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