Originally Posted by jaded848
Today I was playing a game and had about 3200 chips on the bubble. Blinds were 150/300. CL had around 7000 and was immediately to my left, other two stacks had 1700ish. Now CL started raising alot, probably knew what he was doing as I would have done the same, but it made me wonder...what can I do in this position?Sounds like your hancuffed a bit, not a lot you can do to counter it, you just have to hope one of the other two gets there chips in. your range has to be super tight in this spot, for obvious reasons. Normally I maintain my stack on the bubble by shoving on the BB when I'm in the SB. But in this case, the CL was the BB for me all the time, so i had to tighten up my shoving range considerably. oops, exactly what i wrote above
Now, let's say one of the SS's shove. Most of the time, the CL will be next to act after me, so that greatly hinders the range with which I can call a shove from the one of the SS's!
Furthermore, is it still correct to shove AK, AQ hands if I'm first to act, even with 2 other SS still present?Kind of depends on how many chips they have, but generally shoving is fine.
Basically, when analyzing this situation, it looked like the perfect storm for the mid-stack. The presence of the huge CL, his position on me, and the presence of the smaller stacks on the bubble make it questionable for me to aggress. Is the best option in this scenario to just fold everything except JJ+ until either A) our stack nears that of the smallest stackWell we don't want that to happen, but since were in good shape, one of the SS is going to have to double up soon, so we just have to wait it out, Using ICM, and making correct plays. If that results in us busting, so be it, But more often than not, one of the SS will make a mistake and we will be in the money. or B) one of the other stacks bust?