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Imagine playing some 45s on stars and hit a cold streak, you can not find a spot to steal very often as the tables seem to be very LAG but somehow you manage to get to the final table blinds are 800/400 and you sit there with 6k in chips, two players are super short with around 2k, one player has 18k everyone else has a bit more than you, how do you play from this point on?
5th June 2015, 8:24 AM
me personally I would wait for any ace or to face cards and go all-in and hope and pray I get lucky!!
5th June 2015, 9:41 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
That's only 7 places paid, so close to the bubble.
With 6K you have plenty of fold equity against the stacks a little above you.
It's push or fold so you have to pick your spots against players who are trying to at least mincash because they will fold almost anything.
Be aware of the position and the intentions of the big stack .
At every cost, make sure you don't blind out.
5th June 2015, 1:14 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Here I have about that situation.
Pretty bad spot for me as the CL was to my left, but it played out itsself.
Within a few hands 2 went out and we were in the money.
Not much to say about the strategy after because I got it in good with AK and 22 and both times lost due to the river, so finished 7th., though, I was definitely looking for a double up, or at least picking up the blinds to try to get a nice stack, which would've worked like a charm if my AK wouldn't have been out-rivered.
What's more important, is I got to the FT by stealing....pushing my 4K-5K stack into people with 2K-3K stacks, while they were hoping to fold themselves into the money.
5th June 2015, 6:31 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: NLHE HU SNG
re: Poker & Short stacked in a 45man SNG final table
I'd definitly try survive until the bubble, since the other two guys are supershort and it's a LAG table. That doesnt mean I'm gonna fold premium, just avoid pushing with marginal hands like Ace-rag or something like that
9th June 2015, 8:51 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: NL Holdem
1. Stay away from the deepstacked player
2. Don't steal from the shortstacks without the intention of calling their shoves (in other words: tighter stealing range vs shortstacks)
3. Play against stacks around your size, they're more likely to play scared (afraid of bubbling like you are) so you should shove on them to steal their blinds, re-steal with shoves and etc. That doesn't mean that you go full LAG, you still have to play ranges, but I'm assuming you got my point by now.