re: Poker & Im stuck
Originally Posted by wildyetty
not sure what to name this post because when I try an talk in poker terms I sound like I know nothing. (lol) I've been making final 2 tables in very small MTT's and in 180 man SnG's, and quite often with a substantial stack.
This is when I find myself calling small stacks all-ins with monsters preflop ( AA, KK, QQ AKs). When the cards flip small stack has small pairs or just absolutely nothing, an this is when the poker gods frown on me.
I end up loosing my chip leads and after 2 or 3 times of loosing these hands i loose patience and tilt. So I guess my question is should I keep calling or should i fold the hands tighten up an wait for final table? NOTE: Folding aa/kk is not tight, it's surrender!!
PS anyone else have this problem?
Bad beats are bad beats. That being said, keep this in mind; what, in your mind, exactly is a small stack? Is it 10 bigs or less? Or is it just less than your stack?
It should be 10 bigs. Anything else really is not a short stack. Well, 15-20 is if the average is way more. It depends. With a "substantial" sized stack, this (10 bigs) should be no big deal to you at all. 15 when you only have 30, or 20 when you only have 40, that is not a small stack at all, compared to you; that's 50% of your stack!
AA/KK are about the only 2 hands you just cannot ever
fold to a 10 big blind stack; any, really, not preflop. QQ? I could fold that easy to a shove if losing 10/15/20 bigs is going to hurt me, as you know they most likely have at least one overcard to your QQ. Especially if they have folded the last 20 hands! Constant folding is the hallmark of a tight player. You have to be able to make a few big laydowns, just don't make a habit of it.
Now, if you are calling stacks that are 1/2 the size of yours small, that could be your problem! At any rate, ask yourself before you call if losing will cripple you or make getting into the money hard - if that's is your goal. If your goal is to win, the hell with the $, then forge on ahead, and don't worry about suck outs, they will always happen.