Originally Posted by truushot
Certainly they don't have the junk you stated unless they are really weak players. This move would work best against better players but those players wouldn't be calling 3 times raising with the garbage you describe.
Maybe the 15BBs example isn't the best - i agree that a push of this size would only work with strong players (assuming that they do hold the garbage i described, which is unlikely).
15 is what phil gordon suggested, but in the tourneys I play, people will call A9 with that small of a raise. Maybe a bigger push is what I meant. In the MTTs ($20 freezouts, $5 and $10 rebuys) i play, people are
weak enough to cold call an EP raiser with marginal hands like KT A7 and so on.
Here is a perfect example of the chip sandwich, the way I like to play it(see attachment) which led me to responding to this thread.
Initial raiser is a fairly loose/passive player (raised previously with AT in EP for 4BBs)
The rest of the players are basically the same at this table, and that's why I put the MP caller on a weak QT or KJ type hand.
Keep in mind I had also been playing super tight, which is also an important factor with this chip sandwich thing. They obviously need to also respect you for them not to call.