re: Poker & Small pocket pairs in early mtt stage
Originally Posted by mariocep
position and stack at start of the tournament, PP late position only call 5% stack without 2BB raise no limpers. only the late positions
Originally Posted by Frankie6636
We really need more context. The answer of this question depends on chip stacks, tourney size, and posistion.
My situation was like the following:
Playing the 4,4$ at pokerstars. Starting chips: 3000
about 4000 players attended the tourney with about 2500-3000 left and avg stack size of 4500 or so. So i found myself in a very common positition (atleast for me). I got blinded down, and played hands like AJ,AQ etc. which didn't hit, so i'm down to about 1800-2200 chips, with blinds like 100/200 or 150/300 (Don't remember exactly) but anyway i was down to around 8-10 bbs. As I really don't like being at that, i felt that my 66 dealt in late position was my option to try and double up, so i shoved after villain with around 3500 chips raised 3xbb. Ended up with getting beat by a pair of aces (he had AJo). A part of the reason i did that also lays in that in tournaments as big as these you need a fairly big stack to even have a chance to last in deep.
Conclusion: I concluded that the odds were on my side since i read him to have something around AJ,AQ,KQ,KJ etc, so that's why i did what i did.