re: Poker & Should I open shove AJss with 10bb?
Originally Posted by Four Dogs
It doesn't depend, not on antes not on position and probably not due to payout either but I could understand somone folding this in EP to move up a spot of the money were right. But with 10bb you could blind out before you get a better hand to open shove with.
^ This. You're short stacked, nothing else matters at this point. IF it's on the bubble then fold and fold and hope the bubble bursts before you bust.
AJs doesn't flop well and it's not that great even though it looks pretty, but this is up to you.
If you fold, you're going to be even more short stacked when you finally do get a better hand, IF you get a better hand. The shorter your stack, the more likely you are to get a call by more and more hands. I'd more likely going to fold to a 10bb shove, then I am to a 5bb shove...
If you shove, you're not going to be ahead unless some donkey calls you off with K10, KJo type hands. You're going to be flipping at best, most of the time.
I'd probably shove here unless it was the bubble in which case I'd fold and wait for the bubble to burst. If you've made the money then just easy shove as well.
Since you weren't even near the money so you say, well, I hate to say it but you're going to need to take the risk to make it to the money. Being so short stacked so early on won't be good for your chances.