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How should I defend the BB and play post flop with ICM considerations

  • 111Jackhammr318 (Westside, CA)

Live Tournament

1 day 100k

13 left out of 440

will likely ICM chop at 5-9 players

7 handed

Hero in BB with 500k

Villain in SB with 800k

3000/15000/30000

Folds to Villain who opens to 70k

Hero with 4c6c

SB is pretty straightforward, but has been opening all SBvsBB since I raised his limp the first time it happened.

This seems like a standard defend, but should we defend with same ranges when ICM considerations become important.

There is a $500 pay jump from 13 to 12, and there is a microstack at the other table…

Also, this will likely chop and the chop with be in the 15-20k range, and next payout is $2600…

I choose to defend

Pot: 161k

SPR: 2.5

Flop:

JcJs5c

SB bets 70k

Hero? Seems like a straightforward call or shove situation…I can’t see a fold here

I think about jamming, but with ICM considerations?

Factors I consider:

1) this player hasn’t shown out of line play, he likely has a 5x combo, a Jx combo, or a pocket pair, and is betting for protection/value

2) I am not getting direct pot odds, but I have implied odds on his Jx combos

3) If I jam I do have considerable fold equity, but the field is not super challenging, and I definitely feel I have a skill edge on a decent portion of the remaining field.

4) If I call, and a blank hits, the villain will likely slow down on anything but Jx combos and draws…but I will have set up a pot of 300k with 360k behind on the turn which is a pot sized shove and villain is first to act.

I decided to call, and the 9c hit on the turn (not river) and SB jammed…but what should I be considering here?

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