After a couple of orbits being very tight, I had opened 3/5 hands.
Aristo running at 22/5
There is one minute before the blinds raise - should this dictate how we play the hand?
If we shove, we maximize FE pre. We also rule out getting flatted behind and making a fold post flop, and going into the next blind level with a weaker stack. However, people behind will call with a range that crushes us or we are flipping, and we are risking 4683 for a reward of 5408 (16% of our stack).
If we raise, we can perhaps fold if a gross situation emerges where we are clearly behind. We may also be able to extract more value from the limper who will likely just play straight forward post flop, and probably isn't calling us too often pre with a worse hand.
pokerstars Hand #82218887996: Tournament #578010373, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level X (100/200) - 2012/06/20 18:44:11 WET [2012/06/20 13:44:11 ET]
Table '578010373 65' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Tomukas XIII (7550 in chips)
Seat 2: mikewoods434 (7108 in chips)
Seat 3: mr.dolphin7 (5323 in chips)
Seat 4: Aristo1 (15101 in chips)
Seat 5: squashAA (6409 in chips)
Seat 6: Hz6dx2 (2099 in chips)
Seat 7: MÃ©rcurial (4708 in chips)
Seat 8: Geronimo_393 (7245 in chips)
Seat 9: Demotivat0R (1600 in chips)
Tomukas XIII: posts the ante 25
mikewoods434: posts the ante 25
mr.dolphin7: posts the ante 25
Aristo1: posts the ante 25
squashAA: posts the ante 25
Hz6dx2: posts the ante 25
MÃ©rcurial: posts the ante 25
Geronimo_393: posts the ante 25
Demotivat0R: posts the ante 25
mikewoods434: posts small blind 100
mr.dolphin7: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MÃ©rcurial [8s 8c]
Aristo1: calls 200