Originally Posted by degen909
o.k. I'm short stacked and basically card dead. 9000 in chips and the blinds are 400-800
I get 9s in the cut-off spot. i raise 2000 with all intention of going all-in. blind raises to 3200 I call. the flop is 8-j-8. I felt pretty confident in this position considering i had a little more than 10 bb left. and shoved. considering my
situation was that the right?
Like the above posters are saying you could've shoved instantly pre-flop - but that is necessarily not the best play. The way you played it can be great, and is reffered to as the "stop and go play".
First option: Shove pre --> Gives you a descent amount of fold equity and a good chance to steal the blinds.
Second option: Stop and go play --> Call his raise and hereby get more money in the pot, and force your opponent to make -ev decisions.
Advantage of the play you made is that you get more money in the pot, but you decrease your fold equity - but if your opponent doesn't hit the flop you put him to a decision where, if he calls he makes a -ev.
This is all very situation dependant. If you have a tight image i would suggest the stop and go play - loose image I would suggest shove pre.
Hope this helps