$1500 Monster Stack at WSOP
Day 1 Shortly Before Dinner Break
Table is tough. A few known names, and other solid players. Only one spot (not in the hand).
UTG (18K) - Pretty tight and aggressive, but might be a bit too tight on later streets.
Hero UTG2 (22K) - Probably seen as a nit. Been card dead and haven't played many hands.
MP1 (80K) - Vivek Rajkumar - hasn't been at table long, but is probably playing 90% of hands. Playing very splashy and aggressively postflop, getting a lot of folds.
BB (25K) - Russell Rosenblum - playing solid, not getting out of line.
UTG opens to 1000. Hero calls next to act with A♦
. MP1 calls. BB calls.
Pot 4500. Flop Q♠
. BB checks. UTG bets 2100. Hero calls. MP1 folds. BB tanks and calls.
Pot 10800. Turn 9♠
. BB checks. UTG checks. Hero checks.
Pot 10800. River Q♦
. BB checks. UTG checks. Hero?
(Bet sizes and stack sizes approximate. Hand was from over a week ago...)
Thoughts on all streets, and what to do on the river? I discussed this hand with @thehammah
shortly afterwards, but wanted to get more thoughts. Seemed a bit like a "value vs. stack preservation in tournaments" discussion...