I meant to include this hand in the previoust post, so here goes.
Six players are left at the final table of last night's Skills Game. The cash bubble has burst but the prize money jumps are small at this point, the only prize of any consequence is climbing all the way to a first place finish and a ToC seat.
You are short-stacked in the big blind with [Ts 2h Td Kc]. The cutoff opens for 3 times the big blind (6K) and the button and small blind fold. Do you take a stand here or not? Some considerations:
1) You have no fold equity, since villain is getting a great price to call such a small re-raise; and
2) If you put your last 9K in the pot you are probably going to have to improve to survive; and
3) Can I find a better spot to put my stack in during the next orbit of hands once I pass through the blinds?
What is your estimate of villain's hand range? What percentage of the time does he have an overpair to your tens, and how often does he have live suits to make flushes and/or connectors to make straights? Do you have any blockers against those types of hands? How likely is your hand to improve postflop?
These are some questions worth asking in the late stages of a PLO tourney. Here is how the hand played out ... as the villain actually found himself in a virtual coinflip as the cards lay:
Seat 1: Second Place Guy (63,036)
Seat 2: Villain (30,470)
Seat 4: Third Place Guy (34,764)
Seat 5: Fifth Place Guy (13,878)
Seat 6: Hero (9,318)
Seat 7: Chip Leader (100,534)
SB posts the small blind of 1,000
Hero posts the big blind of 2,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Villain raises to 6,000
Hero raises to 9,318, and is all in
Villain calls 3,318
Hero shows [Ts 2h Td Kc]
Villain shows [Kd 9s 6h Ah]
*** FLOP *** [5d Tc 6s]
*** TURN *** [5d Tc 6s] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [5d Tc 6s 9c] [3h]
Hero shows three of a kind, Tens
Villain shows two pair, Nines and Sixes
Hero wins the pot (19,636) with three of a kind, Tens