Rebuy Land

Bubbled in a rebuy tourney this evening. Before I did I played this hand:

Seat 1: hotcookie42 (51372 in chips)
Seat 2: BBBEyes (51274 in chips)
Seat 3: the1eyedjake (100223 in chips)
Seat 4: wilson2474 (24991 in chips)
Seat 5: pokerlingo (48491 in chips)
Seat 6: sensei1 (101109 in chips)
Seat 7: scottman90 (80252 in chips)
Seat 8: JOERAP (66545 in chips)
Seat 9: RTank (31754 in chips)
hotcookie42: posts the ante 75
BBBEyes: posts the ante 75
the1eyedjake: posts the ante 75
wilson2474: posts the ante 75
pokerlingo: posts the ante 75
sensei1: posts the ante 75
scottman90: posts the ante 75
JOERAP: posts the ante 75
RTank: posts the ante 75
scottman90: posts small blind 800
JOERAP: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hotcookie42 [Th Ts]
RTank: raises 1600 to 3200
hotcookie42: calls 3200
BBBEyes: raises 9600 to 12800
the1eyedjake: folds
wilson2474: folds
pokerlingo: folds
sensei1: folds
scottman90: folds
JOERAP: folds
RTank: calls 9600
hotcookie42: folds

Anyone not folding here? I almost shoved in, but I was new to the table and didn’t know these guys from Adam.

7 replies on “Rebuy Land”

Min raisers are bimodal. Either hit the raise button without thinking about values, or raising a little to get your interest only to bust your ass later. Reraisers, with that kind of authority (2x the pot-ish) shows someone who put a little thought into their raise, or has a standard strategy.

Some backwards math here, if you push, you could get as much as 1.6x on your money. So, with no read on these gabachos, 4/5 of the time each, the first player has to be a complete donk and the third player has to be restealing. And then you are probably flipping a coin with one of them (KQ-K9ish) and maybe stuck behind in the middle of a middle pair range (88-JJish).

What’d they end up having?

I have to caveat this though. I say things sometimes acting like I know something when I am just guessing at it. Drives my wife crazy.

So, this analysis is based on what I guess are the issues to be reckoned. I’m curious to know what you thought about in the moment that you had to make the decision.

I might consider calling—the reraisers play screams of a squeeze play. another possibility is to reraise with the tens rather than call—I understand sometimes people are trapping with a mini-raise, but most of the time in the smaller online tournaments, it just means they like their hand, but not that much.

As I had just joined this table, I was unsure what the minimum raise meant. Usually when I play this things I judge all players to be “donkeys until proven otherwise,” but I hate to risk all my chips on this principle.

It’s difficult for me to reraise the initial raiser here not only because I don’t know him, but because I’m still in early position and don’t know what’s behind me. And once both of these guys are all in, there’s no way I can call since I’ve just arrived at the table and don’t know them.

Plus with my stack size at this point, I don’t need to gamble for all my chips. In a tourney I played last night, I was pretty short-stacked and held AQo. A guy shorter than me pushed all in and then the biggest stack at the table smooth-called him. I folded my AQ and immediately regretted it, because I really should have gambled in that spot considering how low I was on chips. With the tens, however, I had a healthy stack and no read. Bad spot to put the money in.

You have 51k if I read this right, that makes shoving a bit much. Maybe make it 10-12k. Making it 50k makes it too easy for people with 99 to make the correct decision.

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