re: Poker & ITM play
Originally Posted by niphon56
A-T,A-J,A-Q,A-K,or packet pairs TT,JJ,QQ,KK,AA; 4BB or All-in.
If you fear to lose, you will lose in the final.
Originally Posted by jerohit
How to play ITM specially near final table.. when somebody raise other will all in.. this may be an all in or fold game.. what cards should be play in this situation.
What niphon56 said and I believe too also a wider push/fold range depending on if you're near or below 10 effective big blinds. Especially if you're facing only one all in or better yet you're last to act and have no shoves ahead of you, getting that money in and stealing blinds or getting a caller and hoping you crush them.
And fear is such a huge component esp in bubble play and near the final table. I struggled a bit with being hesitant to get all my chips in pre against an unknown and leaving fate at that up to the cards , but since I focused on losing the fear I've done better. You can't get to the final table without taking some risks and you'll definitely never make it there in general without having at least one all in earlier that defined whether you went deep or went bust. It is amazing how well timed all in aggression can really steal blinds and antes late in a tournament, scared folks trying to fold into the money.