- SORRY FOR ALL THE EDITS…thinking about it more.
Let me first start by saying that I am a NLHE poker novice/beginner and have tons to learn about the game. Currently, the effort I put into learning I’ve geared much more to my personal preferences than to that which would be required to become much better. Long story short: I’m taking it slow, but likely eventually intend on someday seriously studying/learning.
Anyways, I made a shove in an MTT last night and I would like to get some feedback from players to see if it was a horrible move, an okay move, or a good move. My initial HINDSIGHT thoughts are that I likely risked too much at too early a stage in the tournament. My best thoughts are that my biggest mistake (if there were any made at all) would be that the chips I stood to gain were not worth taking the risk of the chips I stood to lose. Where I am learning and not that good, I am unsure, and would like to get feedback from better and/or great players. Of course, anyone is certainly welcome to respond; I am hoping to receive replies from players such as 1Warlock, floridajetski, aoeu, JoeDirk, moeron (who was actually at the table), SharonSmarty, SunPowerGuru, Maya-, etc.
Below is as much background information I can recall to provide that is not necessarily explicitly provided in the hand replay:
- 48 minutes into the tournament, still in the early stages.
- I would highly imagine every player at the table to be significantly better than me.
- My best guess is that the table perceived me as a mildly solid player who plays an okay game, but one with holes. Fairly solid overall, but certainly needs a lot of work and more experience.
- I would say I am a tight player shading from slightly passive to more aggressive, and that the table likely thought/picked up the same vibe.
- I don’t typically go all-in pre-flop unless the play is inevitably required/merited (extremely short-stacked, for example).
-My intentions: I wanted to shake things up. With my hand, I wanted to force out my opponents and go heads-up. I thought I could accomplish this by making an over the top move out of position. I knew to 3-bet the large open raise would require something substantial.
- I expected a broad range of hands to be played by the initial raiser, but the size of the bet narrowed it to what I would say could only likely be a very good starting hand. I guess for some reason I expected QQ, AKs, J10s, pocket 10’s, 99, 88 I thought with the 10-8 pairs a coin toss might be worth it, I guess? Perhaps I also should have given consideration to those who limped in - that they may have done so with a monster, before shoving all-in. I just thought in this spot that it was unlikely, and I held a good enough hand regardless in order to hold up??
Please review the hand and let me know if I made an acceptable move. If it was a bad move, what should I have done differently? Thank you very much for your time and feedback.
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