Originally Posted by jtberrym
Has anyone ever considered sitting out latein a tourney when u have a lot of chips to ensure you make the money? I have busted so many times before i made the money against another player with similar amounts of chips to me. Before I know it my 20,000 chips are down to 2,000 and I am out before the money. I feel like if i sat out and let the blinds go around for another twenty minutes then I would be in the money andcould start playing again....interested in thoughts!!??
I've never considered sitting out. If someone has a better chance to win by NOT playing then they need to do some serious thinking about their game.
Don't sit out but don't mess around with stacks that can bust you either. Around the bubble, stack sizes can be more important than cards.
Let's say you have T$10,000 and you're on the bubble. A player with T$20,000 goes all in before the flop and shows pocket eights. Everyone folds to you. You have AKs, should you call?
Close to 50% of the time a call will double you up. The rest of the time you bust. Are you going to put your whole tourney on a coin flip?
What if the pocket eights guy only had T$500?