Poker Sit Down and Go Announcement: Displaying Mercy for the Small Stack

July 3rd, 2013 by Aryan Leave a reply »

There’s an interesting dynamic in Sit down and go Tournaments that occurs to me approximately one out each 5 times I site in the cash. The scenario happens when I am the chip chief and can take any of the other three remaining players out of the tournament in any given hand. In reality, I’ve them all covered and there is really perhaps a quick stack facing elimination on the bubble with no money. When this occurs, there may be a method I engage that confirms me as the odds on preferred to win first place.

Let me give you a situation for example. I’m at a nine seated, $10 plus $1 sit down and go on Full Tilt Poker – my preferred new site. All players started with 1,500 chips and there are four gamblers left. I occur to be the chip leader with six thousand eight hundred and fifty while a quick stack who has just five hundred and twenty five chips would be to my immediate left. Another two players are each around 3100 in chips and have stiffened up for an expected in-the-money finish. The blinds are 100/200 and I’m the small blind although the shorter stack awaits my next move as another two players folded and I’m holding A9s.

Surely I am the favored here, and under normal conditions would put the shorter stack to an all in decision. Instead – I fold and hand over my small blind to the quick stack who now sits at a somewhat relieved six hundred and twenty five chips. Why would I do that, you might ask? Having another 2 tight players, set on making the cash is an benefit to a major stack in this circumstance, because having that fourth gambler still alive means that I can nevertheless threaten them with bubble play. Meaning, I can take more blinds, out of place when the 2 tight players are the small blind and massive blind.

With a very good chip lead like this one, and a number of tight gamblers, I want to extract as a lot of blinds as I can because I want my superior place even more powerful as the session alterations into heads up play. This is in thinking with the initial or 3rd philosophy, in which I know I’m going to generate the money, but I would like to be ambitious short handed most of the time, so that I have more than my fair share of 1st area payoffs. Let’s say in the above circumstances that one of the other gamblers collects all the chips as opposed to me. We receive heads up and guess what? We are practically even in chip count. Then it may possibly be anybody’s game. Yes, I usually do even now have an benefit, but I seriously want the kind of advantage where I’m also a 4 to 1 or even 5 to 1 chip chief! This will practically remove the probability of my challenger succeeding the tournament by drawing out. And we all understand how usually that takes place heads up. I have a video of this exact method in my no cost sit down and go poker video series.

Maintain this chance in mind as you get into a cash position. Don’t start betting like you might be just pleased to produce the cash, wager on like you are satisfied to take the money!


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