Have you face a situation that you have 20BB but most of opponent has 40~50BB? Unlike most people's thought, This(or like this) situation happens very common, For example, If you lose 60~70% of your stack on early stage on general SnG, your stack would be dropped to 20~25BB, which is not considered "short stack". However, other opponents usually have 60~100BB. This means that your re-steal, squeeze and blind steal tool doesn't worked well compared to the situation that most player has 20~25BB. In other words, if you have far less stack than others, fold equity is dropped significantly.
Here is some examples
ex. 1 -- ex. 2
P1 = 80BB -- P1 = 20BB
p2 = 66BB -- P2 = 15BB
p3 = 73BB -- p3 = 21BB
p4 = 140BB -- p4 = 54BB
p5 = 53BB -- p5 = 17BB
p6 = 45BB -- p6 = 25BB
Hero(p7) = 18BB -- p7 = 18BB
p8 = 122BB -- p8 = 22BB
p9 = 70BB -- p9 = 20BB
Everyone folds to hero, playstyle between case 1 and case 2 is same. hero has QJs what should hero does?
Most people think that playstyle of case 1 and case 2 should be differ.
This cases represent the relative stack. both hero has 18BB. I call it "absolute middle stack"(15~22BB stack). However, In case 1. everyone has 50~140BB except hero. I usually call it "relative short stack" whereas in case 2. everyone has 15~25BB except p4 I usually call it "relative middle stack"
I think most good SnG players know this difference and reflect this fact and apply the strategy. However, I can't.. I don't know how to play when I'm "relative short stack" and "relative middle stack".. etc.. Many poker sites
have a guide about "how to play when you reach (X)BB". however, I didn't find any guide about "how to play when you are short stack compared to others."
Any guide about how to play when I have short stack compared to others?"