Let’s look at a “hypothetical” situation.
You are playing the PokerStars $11 rebuy, where there are over 1600 runners. You have $61 invested in the tournament. 232 players remain and the bubble bursts at 225. First payout level is $78, covering your investment. You have 44,000 in chips, just slightly above average. The blinds are 1000-2000/100. You have just been moved to a new table and have played less than an orbit there, but recognize the UTG player’s avatar from your first table, where you both played a loose-aggressive style in the early stages of the rebuy period. That same player (big-stacked at 100,000) raises UTG to 7000. You are dealt K-K in 3rd position. You consider pushing, but decide instead to re-raise to 20,000. Action folds around back to the UTG player, who moves all-in. You have 24,000 remaining in your stack.
What’s your move?
(I’ll be revisiting this hand and the J-T hand in a later post)