Originally Posted by jaded848
Thanks for the reply WiZZiM, I was hoping to hear from you. I read some of your thread and definitely see what you mean about spewing equity at the later stages. However, something still bugs me- I've always heard that playing loose on the bubble is the key to gaining chips, particularly against bad players who will tend to tighten up on the bubble until they are ITM. But at the same time, I can see how losing on the bubble is essentially the death blow in terms of equity. How do you balance these conflicting ideologies with your style of play? Is it a matter of just trying to isolate so the bulk of your money comes from SB/BB steals?
the bulk of our money comes from expoliting bubble situations, its true that players will tighten their calling range for the most part, but that doesnt mean we can just go nuts and shove all in every hand, eventually, they will either get sick of you a spite call, or you will run into the tops of their ranges. or they will loosen their range and call you lighter.
its a very broad question your asking, and one that relies on a lot of differing factors. but basically
on the bubble with even stacks, we dont really want to get involved to much, so were shoving a much tighter range.
if were shorter in chips than the other players, then our range has to loosen, we need to make a move or we will be blinded out.
if were the big stack, that is superb as we can "own" the bubble, and exploit the smaller chip stacks.
but yes, its true that the bulk of our shoving will be done blind vs blind, so in the above example, since were on the button, with roughly even stacks, there is one bigger stack, but were not in that bad of shape, our range is still fairly tight.. now, like mentioned, if there is an ante present, then we can open up our range as there is more dead money in the pot..
that sng power tools is really quite difficult to use, i think sng wizard is much more effective and easier to use, if you want to get serious about playing sng's then i suggest investing in that piece of software.. however, i believe you can still get by with powertools, its just harder to use, when you want to analyise situations like this.