Originally Posted by Dibilu
I played some satellites to the DD on FT today (9player Turbo) - even won my first sng ( ) but got somehow frustrated about my opponents (mostly russians) who went all before the flop in with any hand (109o, Jx, Qx, Kx, Ax any suited or pair) - my boyfriend (grafkarow) always says "tight is right" but how can I survive when the blinds are eating me up ?
Is it ok to call all ins from these guys with AK, 77+ ?
AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT are hands you can shove with, if you have a bit more guts you can go lower..
when the blinds are low you only shove with AA, KK, QQ. I would only call an all-in with AA, KK, QQ, AK, If you want to go lower you can..
AK, AQ are still all right to shove with, just be sure you are the first to shove.
For AJ, JK, JQ, QK, AT i would fold them in EP, only play them in LP when it's folded to you.
High PP you can call with, i would not go below TT.
Take lots of notes, so when you see them again you know what their shoving range is.
I would sit back and wait till the blinds are at 50/100, let them take out their selfs. <<< What i did in my first one.
I played my 1st Turbo SNG on FT, had the same problem as you, then i remember to wait for a hand and shove with it. I forgot what i shoved with, i think it was AK.
If you can play them around 10:00 AM to 2:00PM, it's less shove fold around that time.
If at any point you fall below an M of 10, you can shove on about ATC, i only do this when i'm at an M of 5, do this when it's folded to you well on the button, or SB.
M 10 = 10 BB's.
Congrats on your 1st game.
Don't get frustrated about your opponents....
If you need anything added or have a Q, i will be willing to help you.
If anyone has more to add, or if i missed something, do add it.
I hope that helps you out.