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KQs - how would you play this hand?


Hi all,


I've been playing poker for many years but only just recently started using these forums. I wanted some advice regarding the following hand.


So earlier this week I was in Phase 2 of the $11 SCOOP game. Did pretty well had quite straightforward decisions most of the way through. Survived multiple all-ins.


However, I went out with KQs when I had 21 bbs. I didn't want to fold this hand as it was getting pretty crazy at this point, people going out left right and centre, blinds/antes were very high.


I have thought about the following plays:


1 - should I have just reshoved all in pre? Seems a bit much given that it was vs an EP raiser and I still had 21bb at this point.


2- should i have reshoved pre after the SB All-in and the EP caller? I'm favouring this play at the moment. If I had have done this the 89s in BU and the EP guy would both definitely have folded and my stack would have gone down by 1/3 against the AK in BB but I would have still lived to fight another day.


Would love to hear insights on this tricky multi-way pot.


novagoh: posts the ante 10000
jimkc5: posts the ante 10000
zara27: posts the ante 10000 (21BB)
Puhkini: posts the ante 10000 (68BB)
Oleg_Shar: posts the ante 10000 (6BB)
nabihcury: posts the ante 10000
Oleg_Shar: posts small blind 40000
nabihcury: posts big blind 80000

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to zara27 [Qs Ks]
Eksikkose: raises 80000 to 160000 (49BB stack)
Volodymyr1976!: folds
novagoh: folds
jimkc5: folds
zara27: calls 160000
Puhkini: calls 160000
Oleg_Shar: raises 339820 to 499820 and is all-in
nabihcury: folds
Eksikkose: calls 339820
zara27: calls 339820
Puhkini: calls 339820

*** FLOP *** [4s 7d 7c]
Eksikkose: checks
zara27: checks
Puhkini: checks

*** TURN *** [4s 7d 7c] [6s]
Eksikkose: checks
zara27: bets 1198276 and is all-in
Puhkini: calls 1198276
Eksikkose: folds

*** RIVER *** [4s 7d 7c 6s] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
zara27: shows [Qs Ks] (a pair of Sevens)
Puhkini: shows [9c 8c] (a straight, Six to Ten)
Puhkini collected 2396552 from side pot
Oleg_Shar: shows [Kh As] (a pair of Sevens)
Puhkini collected 2159280 from main pot

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4555832 Main pot 2159280. Side pot 2396552. | Rake 0
Board [4s 7d 7c 6s Td]
Seat 1: Eksikkose folded on the Turn
Seat 2: Volodymyr1976! folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: novagoh folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: jimkc5 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: zara27 showed [Qs Ks] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 6: Puhkini (button) showed [9c 8c] and won (4555832) with a straight, Six to Ten
Seat 7: Oleg_Shar (small blind) showed [Kh As] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 8: nabihcury (big blind) folded before Flop

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You can only play it 2 ways fold all all in preflop 

There was a 2 callers before you and then a big raise and then all together 5 callers plus you even if some had pocket aces your getting 5 to 1 on your money

I'd rather see you all in pre flop or on the flop I feel like the turn was to late 

But I also wouldn't take my advice 

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A raise then you call another calls and then a reraise. Then original raiser calls.. This is pre flop...

That in my opinion is a terrible spot for you with kq.. 21 bb with plenty of play still. I would of folded and waited for better positioning preflop... 

Reasoning your either up against big pairs, complete air balls or someone is holding your blockers...

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Definitely a fold there, calling the EP open is fine. But after a squeeze and a call from the original raiser, you should always fold KQs, especially if you are in a late stage of a tournament, those guys aren’t shoving trash for sure

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