re: Poker & Doubling Up Early: Is It Really Worth It ?
Originally Posted by only_bridge
Whats your opponents shoving range?
Does he shove with lets say QQ+,AKs? Then Fold.
Does he shove with JT, Ax, min-raise with all big pairs, and limp all small pairs? then call
Early in a tourney, you are probably not going to have any kind of read, especially an online tourney, where picking up reads is difficult. If it's a rebuy tourney, then by all means call. People go nuts in rebuy tourneys. If it's not a rebuy tourney and you are still at or above the chip average, then you really gotta go with what your gut is telling you. I don't think it is an automatic fold, but I think staying alive to fight another day is always a good strategy.