This is a discussion on The All-In Shove within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I know that the shove is an essential tool that especially tourney poker players need to have but I was just wondering what everyone's strategy
Maybe agressive opp and the nuts on my hand But really it happens more often. It is necessary to go all in with shrot stack in later tourney phase with wide range to try to survive. It may be nice in bluff but only when u have learned opps game. Even i cannot count all the situations when all in is rightful decision, but all the situations have special conditions for it.
November 23rd, 2017, 7:28 PM
karl coakley 
Poker at: ACR
All in to steal the blinds is usually a bad idea unless you are really short stacked (less than 15 bb). The problem really is that usually the only people that are going to call most likely will have you beat so you win very little for a large risk.
I like all ins when you start getting short handed. The blinds move so fast that there isn't much "playing" poker. Its hard to wait for a hand.
I like all ins when you are short handed playing against better players. This can level the "skill" playing field. You don't want to keep playing pots and have someone "out play" you slowly grinding down your stack. You are far better just taking a 60/40 or 50/50.
November 23rd, 2017, 9:00 PM
Online Poker at: 888 Poker
re: Poker & The All-In Shove
with less than 10 BB I shove a nearly good hand. But it depends also on position. I hate all-in preflop but sometimes it is neccesarry
November 23rd, 2017, 9:13 PM
It depends on the stack.Short stacked i shove wider range of hands(Ax,KQ,QJ,pocket pairs) but im not calling all ins with hand like A 6,QJ..becouse its big chance im dominated with 3 outs...When i have big stack in the middle or late phase of mtt i avoid sticking it it before the flop espacily against big stacks(folding ak,aq,aj,medium pocket pairs to big stack jam). basically shortstacked - aggresive ,bigstacked-tight.
November 28th, 2017, 9:51 AM
Online Poker at: Poker Stars
To use all in in tornements its better to know this: newer youse all in to still. Do it if yor short stack otherwise you can be caught by a batter hand and lose positions/money for nothing. Remember many players are waiting for a good hand to go all in in thouse stages.
November 28th, 2017, 10:43 AM
Andrew Popov [1,615]
Poker at: PokerStars
Keep track of the position, play all the good hands. Often you just take the blinds away. In other cases, against one opponent, you still have about 50% luck.
November 30th, 2017, 10:14 PM
re: Poker & The All-In Shove
When my stack is under 15bb i mostly use allins.
November 30th, 2017, 10:27 PM
I mean if you get aces or flop the nuts on the first hand and someone keeps raising you then eventually you'll go all-in. I think you are talking about later in the tournament when you start getting low on chips due to increasing blinds?
There are a lot of good push/fold charts out there that can give you a good idea of what cards you should go all-in with based on your current number of big blinds and given a certain number of opponents behind you.
I treat these more as a starting point though - you should know what hands you can profitably shove in these short stack situations, but you should also adjust your ranges for what you know about how your opponents are playing.
If someone's sitting there waiting for only premium hands you can steal wider banking on the unlikelihood of them finding a hand they are willing to call... or if someone is raising every hand you can loosen up your re-shove range against them.