Originally Posted by rokkito
I have a stack of 10 big blinds , 10,000 chips with blinds of 500/1000 and an ante 50. preflop pot of 2,000 ( at the table was originally 9 persons ) . And I decide to raise to 2.5 times the big blind , that is , 2,500 chips , with a good hand that deserves a raise , but not a premium hand, one of the players after I moved all-in , having a stack of more than we do that?
With only 10 BBs, you are in no position to be raising 2.5 BBs. Especially if you're considering folding to a 3bet. Your options are to either shove or fold.
The only time this might be a good idea would be if you have AA in LP against an aggressive opponent. Then raising small to set the trap would be fine.
Also, even if your opponent has more chips than you, it's all about effect stacks. Your opponent can not win more than what you have in your stack. So, after your 2.5 BB raise, you only have 7.5 BBs left. Your opponent can only raise you 7.5 more BBs to put you all-in and no more. So, it doesn't matter if they have 100 BBs more than you, they're only shoving for 7.5 BBs.