Originally Posted by theresets
I play mostly freerolls and microstake MTT's and I'm having trouble with pocket jacks. The situation I keep getting in is someone opens I'll have jacks and 3bet then face a 4bet shove. Obviously it's hard to understand when you should stack off without more information, but as a default at these stakes with no reads should we be putting our stack in the middle?
Missing information needed to answer this question and figure out the correct play:
2. Blind level
3. What's your position
4. How much was the raise
5. How much is your 3bet
6. How much is his 4bet shove (chipstacks)
7. What information do you have on your opponent. Is he loose, tight, aggro, passive?
8. How many players are in the tournament
9. How many are left
The most important information though is how deep your chipstack is. If youre shortstacked, then yes, put it in the middle mist of the time. If youre not short stacked then most of the time don't.