While playing in a tournament, as the number of tables decreases, we find ourselves in different situations. I want to present such a situation in which I found myself today.
Hero is in the final 3 tables with a stack well above the average (consider atleast 1/3rd above the average)
Table is quite passive
Villain throughout the tournament has been following one single pattern- he plays loose but at times goes passive. When he plays he bluffs and semi bluffs sometimes betting big with nothing at all. His stack is slightly above the average.
In one of the hands, In the pre flop, Hero raises
Others fold, villain calls
Hero hits the bottom pair, villain raises, hero calls
After the turn there is a pair in the community cards (the highest pair there), villain raises, hero calls with 2 pairs
After the river, villain raises again and hero calls
Villain wins with 2 pairs with a higher 2nd pair
Hero gets broke
Here, villain’s raising pattern was the same as before.
SHOULD THE HERO HAVE PLAYED THIS HAND?