1st December 2016, 6:28 PM
Originally Posted by CadoARAJ
How do you play when the bubble are just going to blow?
Ps: The tournament prized position are for the first 90 players. Ther are 119 players left in a turbo game. You started with 3.000 chips and you have 4.250 chips and the average in the tournament players are at 12.500. The BB/SM/ante are at 1200/600/100. Yhe prize for the first place is it 80 bucks and for the 90 is 1 dollar prize
...You have 3.5 BBs w/ 19 players to bust before the bubble pops.
a) you play rough against the players thar are afraid to be out of the prized positions
...Not possible with only 3.5BBs. You don't have fold equity to push anyone out of the pot preflop. Unless they're just really bad players who limp in w/ 9 BBs behind, then fold to your shove...
b) you fold all hand waiting the bubble blows
...Not possible with 3.5 BBs, unless you expect 19 players to bust out in 2.2 rotations, or ~20 cards dealt.
c) you play cautionsly only enter in hands in good position and at minimum bets.
...By 'at minimum bets' are you talking about limping in or min raising? Either one is stupid w/ only 3.5 BBs.
d) you enter only with very strong hands independent if it will demand an all in.
...Well, it's not likely you have any other options other than shoving.
Some will disagree with me on this, but you need to be shoving a wide range of hands with 3.5 BBs. You can't wait for a strong hand with your chip stack with blinds and antes eating you up. You just can't afford to wait for a big hand.
e) other action [please expose to us your strategy]
...Well, first, I'd kick myself for letting my stack get down to 3.5 BBs, unless it's a result of a bad beat.
Next, I'm jamming anything that looks remotely decent, shoving ATC from any position if it's folded to me, and shoving ATC from UTG because there is no way I'm paying a 1.2K BB with a 4.2K stack. Basically, I'm probably shoving about 90% of hands. Maybe more.
This far away from cashing, my main goal is to double up and build a stack to play and I'm not going to do so by folding and letting my stack dwindle. I have no FE, so it's going to pretty much luck for me to to double up, but if I can great. I just want to be able to double up as much chips as I can in order to put me in a better spot. If I can double up my 4.25K stack early, it gives me ~10 BBs. I don't want to wait until I'm down to 1.1K before I decided to try and double up. Basically, I'm in a bad position and only putting myself in worse by not acting quickly.
Finally, I'm so far from cashing that if I make a quick play and bust out, it doesn't matter. I'm likely going to bust out soon even if I dont play a hand and I'm not going to wait for the inevitable waiting for a big hand and let me stack dwindle down. I'm going to act fast and hope luck is on my side.