Originally Posted by godoy
If you're final 3 you're alredy itm right? so if you have less than 10 bb you have to go for it shoving with any strong hand, because if you hit once you'll be in a pretty good stage
OP plays 6plyr sng's, Top2 are paid so they're referring to bubble situation.
As mentioned above, if you have ~10bb or <10bb (although this can vary in a turbo format when blinds can be much higher compared to stack sizes), your preflop play is to 'shove allin'. Reasons for this, a) if you raise on a <10bb stack & then get re-raised allin, you will be getting ~2:1 to make the call & pretty much any hand you could raise with is a call in this spot;
you're putting your opponent to a decision instead of vice-versa, also if you've got a stack that is large enough to negatively impact villain's stack they will need a very good hand to make the call (<not always the case.... can be player read dependent as many will call down pretty wide).
If you look around you might come across a shoving chart (a chart that is designed to show what ranges are +EV to shove with, depending upon stack size & position)... or you could play around with Pokerstove & a the free trial of SNG Wiz and figure out your own ranges.