K♥J♥ vs a Large Raise, what do you do here?
DECISION POINT: In a Tournament, it folds to the Cutoff who makes a large raise. It folds to you in the Small Blind with K♥J♥. Action is on you, what do you do here?
PRO ANSWER: Reshoving generally relies on creating fold equity against our opponents to be profitable. We likely don't have fold equity given that Villain raised to 15k and we only have around 35k in our stack.
Since we won’t cause our opponent to fold very often, then we are simply running KJs against their hand range if we move all-in.
The total pot will be 76,800 if we move all-in and are called. We are risking 34,800 so we need 34,800/76,800 or 45% chip equity against their range to continue. We'll likely have less than that given their very large raise size.
For example, against a range like this one: 22+, A9s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, ATo+, KJo+, QJo
We only have 44% equity with KJs. We can assume that most Villains are even tighter than this when they raise to over 6 BBs, especially if we haven't seen this as their standard raise size.
So against this raise size, we should fold. Against a standard raise size of ~ 3 BBs or less, then we should reshove here every time as a default.
Folding is the best play.
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