Is there much discussion of DoNs on this site? There is almost nothing at 2+2 so I am hoping there is more here.
Merge - $0+$0|<> NL - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
SB: 12.88 BB (VPIP: 16.86, PFR: 6.77, 3Bet Preflop: 3.08, Hands: 783)
BB: 8.22 BB (VPIP: 11.82, PFR: 9.45, 3Bet Preflop: 2.81, Hands: 11,509)
UTG: 7.6 BB (VPIP: 9.04, PFR: 6.38, 3Bet Preflop: 2.13, Hands: 508)
Hero (MP): 4.3 BB
CO: 14.86 BB (VPIP: 19.15, PFR: 9.94, 3Bet Preflop: 1.09, Hands: 726)
BTN: 12.15 BB (VPIP: 22.36, PFR: 3.87, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 163)
6 players post ante of 0.1 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 2.1 BB) Hero has Qc 7c
I have a very hard time knowing what to do when I get shortstacked in these games. On one hand, it is almost always a fold according to ICM. on the other, I am getting desperate for chips and if I wait much longer I am not going to have any fold equity. Take this hand. I am out of position with a subpar hand. ICM says to fold, but half my chips are about to be taken away from me. while I do not really want to push here, I typically look at it as cashing in my fold equity while I still have some. Is it right to push in spots like this? Should I be pushing any non total **** hand in this spot, or listen to ICM and take my chances with the blinds?
I think the biggest problem at this point is that my ICM odds
are never going to get better. I am going to keep getting pushed farther out of position and lose chips to the blinds in the process. WHen I do finally get into position, I am going to have no FE. This is why I am leaning towards a shove and pray that it gets trough. What do you think about this?