Originally Posted by ramdeebam
Thanks for the replies.
I have another question/situation for you if you wouldn't mind.
Ok, these are examples which come up quite often for most people if not all is of you're going deep in a tournament,
Say you are pretty sure to 100% you're up agaisnt a A,K vs your pair or any pocket pair vs two over cards or vica versa when do you decide Ok, now it's time to take this flip and either double up or bust"
What sort of blinds left are we talking here to take this flip?
Say you are shoved on and you hold a pair, are you calling regardless with any pair with 10-15blinds?
If you hold A,K or a pair and have 20blinds left, are you shoving?
I would call an all-in for a coinflip in an MTT when there is more than 15% dead money in the middle.
Of course it does depend a lot.
If I am the chip leader then I would be more inclinded to take a coinflip, than if I risk getting knocked out.
The difficult stack is around 15-30 bb's. With that stack size I would be less inclined to take the coinflip. The dead money in the middle is usually lower percent wise than if we were shortstack, so the risk to chance ratio is not as good.
There are a lot of things written about these middle stacks, and how to play them. The tournament pro's call it "the re-raise zone".
I once played a tourney where I either called a short stack or called putting my own shortstack all-in seven times in five minutes.
It was kind of a coinflip every time and around 20% dead money in the middle on every hand.