SnG MTT's Q's - Pre-flop Raises/C-bets/shoves/10-15BBs left?
I know the subject doesn't really make any sense but I'm stuck on a few things. I understand the shove game with 10bbs left, however last night I a fair few hands like A,K/A,Q/K,Q/K,J/pocket pairs etc.
These hands are identical to what they was but are the same in principle of hands and blinds left so I'd like your advice on some of these situations, what to do.
I must point out I shipped these hands pre-flop
So the first example is, A,Q in EP with 12bb/s left.
Blind are around 100/200, is that correct to shove? I mean - if I raise standard 3x for 600 I have 30% of my stack in the middle? If I get called I'm stuck, if I miss the flop. I kind of put myself in a situation where a CBET is no good, it's either ship pre or post regardless. Is that the correct play as I can't do much else as I'm nearly pot commited anyway?
A pair of 4'4s (again I shipped) only had 10bb/s left and EP, unfortunately got 2 callers and 4'4s just don't fair very well. This was on the bubble by the way, should I of waited for a better holding to ship or better position? I'm really unsure! Arrrrrrg
I had many more simular situations like this and the annoying one which I was comfortable shoving (maybe should of just raised to begin with?) I was UTG with A,K and had 13 BB/s left - antes were in play so there was like quite a nice amount in the middle to begin with. I thought at the time to maybe just raise it up, but I ended up shipping and go called by someone with Aces. Annoying but should I not of shipped it anyway? Should I only ship like this when I'm in MP or LP?
I guess my main questions are, what are playable poker with blinds left to raise with? I see you can't really do much even with 15bb/s as it's quite a big amount of your stack..I just don't like shipping it getting called and losing and then feeling I could of waited a little longer for a better position to be in..
I think I'm shipping wrong in some cases with mid pocket pairs in EP with only 10BB/s or is that correct? It just seems 9times out of 10 you get called by a large stack anyway. Limping seems pointless as I'd get shoved and raising again seems pointless as I'm committing myself again..The only other option is to FOLD and wait till I'm in LP or something..I dunno.