Originally Posted by RoTs
When blinds reach a certain point (10% of starting stacks or so), do we push hands according to the effective stacks left to play?
For instance blinds 100/200. I'm on the btn with KJs with 2600, sb has 2100 and bb 900 this is a shove as long as they are calling tight?
I was always under the impression that my chip count was the determining factor. Which is why I think I have always been break even. Thanks in advance.
Not your chipstack, the effective chipstack (smaller of yours and the villains'). You are a lot more likely to get called lighter from the BB if he has only 4.5BB as you describe.
I'd probably open the pot for an arbitrary number between 400 and 550 chips (lets say 465), so I can get away from my hand if the SB pushes for 2100. If we bet much more we are pot committed to his shove. If the SB mucks, and the BB pushes all in, its an easy call, since we know his range will be wide, and we are priced in against his raise.