Originally Posted by brianna c
I've got 2/9 off and I'm all-in. TILT TILT TILT TILT TILT.
Ummmm....... Sure go for it if the situation arises Dennis. These decisions are tough but essential if you want to be a successful poker player.
So your deep into a freezout tourney with a stack of 20K and the blinds are at 5K/10K with a 1K ante. Your UTG with your 29o what do you do.
Well lets look at out obvious option of folding. Post our ante, fold and we are left with 19K. BB the next hand, and certainly because of how shortstacked you are someone will lean on you. So 19K-10K-1K= 8K. And facing the small blind of 5K+1K. Goodnight sweetheart.
Calling, hmmm not really an option.
But going all-in gives you some fold equity. Lets say 50% of the time your raise gets through leaving you with the blinds and antes. Leaving you with 43K (on a full table), or you get called and get approx 60/40 against AK. Double though and your at 63K. Very positive play.
Never let yourself get blinded out of a tourney, its totally criminal. I played out league final last sunday and both 2nd and 3rd played ended up all-in on the blind, not a situatiion you want to be in EVER.