Originally Posted by teepack
I don't know. I think the small blind is shoving here regardless of what you do. And since he is well behind the BB, I think you fold and let those two fight it out. You hope the BB's AK holds up and you are in the money.
See, a SB shove would be perfect in this situation. BB would have to call to the short stack shove and if I call behind BB, odds are 5:1 in my favor of cashing or breaking even and 4:2 in my favor of just cashing.
These are the possible outcomes of the three way pot :
(BB frst, SB 2nd, ME 3rd), (BB 1rst, ME 2nd, SB 3rd), (SB 1rst, BB 2nd, ME 3rd)
, (SB 1rst, ME 2nd, BB 3rd), (ME 1rst, BB 2nd, SB 3rd), and (ME 1rst, SB 2nd, BB 3rd).
Okay, in light of the way position is determined in a multi-loser showdowns (largest losing stack going into the pot gets highest pay position), I win (or break even) in every one of those outcomes accept (SB 1rst, BB 2nd, ME 3rd)
which is the only outcome I lose against!
A high majority of those who answered said fold, so I'm just wondering if I'm missing something here? With 7 players left on the bubble and a 5BB stack, this seems like the best possible position to get my stack in the pot. I don't see it getting better in the next few orbits which is all I'll have left.