10♥10♦ vs a Raise and Reshove, what do you do here?

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Decision Point: In a Tournament, a Middle Position player raises and the Hijack reshoves. You are on the Button with 10♥10♦. Action is on you, what do you do here?

Pro Answer: In this hand, a player in Middle Position open raised, then the player in the Hijack seat moved all-in. Should we call, reraise or fold with our TT on the Button?

Anytime a player is all-in preflop, you should pay attention to the number of big blinds and their position.

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In this case, the player in the Hijack seat reshoved with 15 big blinds over a Middle Position raise. This is a good stack size for reshoving and many players will reshove with relatively wide hand ranges in spots like this one. With 15 big blinds, they can still exert pressure on the open raiser and win an uncontested pot.

Many players would have a range of at least 55+, AJs+, KQs, AJo+, KQo (Pocket Fives or better, AJ or higher both suited and unsuited, and KQ both suited and unsuited). Against this range our hand is about a 55-45 favorite. In addition, if the Hijack player is shoving a wider range than this, our hand wins even more often.

The presence of the initial raiser decreases our overall win percentage, but not enough to make this a fold.

Pocket Tens is a premium hand against a 15 big blind reshove, and we should continue in this hand. Since calling costs us around ¾ of our remaining stack, we should simply move all-in.

Moving all-in is the best play.

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