Originally Posted by rvd87
I am new at poker. I play a SnG LH 5.50 dollars at full tilt poker. I have played 5 times with 3 money finishes. My question is how should I play Ax suited/unsuited on the bubble. I actually manage to build a chiplead but I always seem to donk it away on the bubble. I always seem to lose on Ax causing me to fold them but I always feel like I loose value then. Should I just call with Ax and raise in late position? Should I just let the small blinds fight eachother and only play monsters when I have the chiplead on the bubble?
Thank you for your help
Its hard to make a generic reply here, although Shady made some very good points. To answer your question as to how to play Ax on the bubble, my answer would be.....it depends. IMO calling on the bubble is almost always a mistake, only if it is only you (SB) and the BB is LAG, and you have AA-QQ you may want to call to induce an all in RR from him, but if you play A rag, it will depend on so many things, but NEVER call a raise with it. Fold or push, and that also depends. Your reads on the table will dictate a lot of how you play. Like SV said, pushing first in late position can be profitable, but you must know your opponents.