Originally Posted by Weisssound
Played a tourney last week. I ended up short stacked and on the left is the second biggest chip holder in the tournament. To my right is the biggest. So I start playing very tight. Eventually the blinds basically eat me and I go under.
What's the best way to navigate this situation? The guy on my right was pretty aggressive and running fairly well, the guy on my left was call happy. Yikes.
death sandwich is a yucky situation.
Use the stack to your right as leverage against the stack to your left, what I mean is if the guy to your right opens, and you have a playable hand or you think he is opening light; then just shove over the top. The guy to your left won't want to call for fear of the only other bigger stack in the tourney still having action.
Consequently, if the stack to your right folds, just open shove your playable range into the guy to your left...call happy players usually just want to see a flop and they are less inclined to call if its an all-in...at least it's my experience. But if he DOES call and you've shipped with a decent hand, you probably have 40-60% equity which ain't great, but your table position dictates these type of gambles....