Posted 20 December 2004 - 05:52 PM
In my mind your play wasn't a huge mistake but was an error in judgement. The problem with moving in in this situation is that Pocket Jacks is not enough hand to push that hard. You gotta look at it this way, any hand that he's gonna call you with is gonna either have you crushed or be a coin flip. He's not gonna call you all with with 10's or worse or an Ace with a jack or worse. He's gonna be calling you with ace queen, ace king, queens, kings, or aces. Also keep in mind that he is getting the pot odds to call with a hand like ace king, as he's putting in 15,000 to win 25,000 giving him about 1.7 to 1 to call with a 50-50 proposition. If you read his bet as weak and were doing a semi-bluff steal by moving in, realize your risking your whole stack, 20,000 and your tournament life on your read of his weakness... to win a total of 5,000. To risk 20,000 in chips and your tournament to pick up 5,000 isn't worth it to me at least.