This is a discussion on Watching players check to sitters within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I was just in a .55 double up SNG on BetOnline, top 4 out of 8 double up. One player was sitting the whole tourney.
I was just in a .55 double up SNG on BetOnline, top 4 out of 8 double up. One player was sitting the whole tourney. Down to 5 of us, the short stack had the sitter to his left. I hate it when sitters just join and win by not playing. But I am not going to play his hand for him.
The other 3 of us playing had a good sized chip stack. I folded to the short stack a couple of times. And he folded to the sitter twice, then checked and lost the showdown twice. He kept raising us other players. Finally, no more Mr. nice guys. And we knocked him out after he tried to bluff the biggest stack.
I always watch out for sitters and usually don't let them get chips. I guess not everyone knows how to see the sitters? All you have to do is raise and they fold. That being said, sometimes a player will make believe he is sitting and then when you raise they will either call or raise.
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Hud players,,when you`re playing 10-20 tables you miss things.
11th August 2017, 8:09 AM
There is some strategy involved with keeping a sitter in the game and attack the other active players with small-medium sized stacks. Especially if it's near the bubble or there are some significant pay jumps.
By folding to the sitter and letting them pick up small pots every rotation to keep them in the game, but then attacking the active short stacks with raises to pick up their blinds/the dead money, you force those players to be coming in with strong hands. Otherwise, they're forced to fold most of the time because they don't want to bust out before the player with just 1-2 BBs that's sitting out.
You can easily pick up of 3-4+ pots preflop against some limpers and keep the stack slowly increasing. You get played back at, you let it go if you don't have anything to call with and lose a few chips, then repeat the process.
When I used to play SNGs, this is what I did on the bubble but against severe short stack (not a sit out). I'd fold my SB to them to keep them alive and attack the other stacks. Sometimes, I would whittle the other 2 players down so much, by the time someone got knocked out, they'd have 10-15 BBs only.