Originally Posted by jgreenman18
I meant short in regard to bb mainly. I found this interesting but I do not know about your one point a raiser will not fold if all the play looks like a steal attempt and you shove on him to apply pressure I believe he still will fold a vast majority of the time allowing you to pick up an even bigger pot honestly even in 4 handed I try to avoid those weak aces if I can to avoid being in awful shape and being dominated. But I agree that in position is very powerful and allows you for more shove steals if blinds are very high.
Heres an example: if its 5 handed and you have A2suited on the BTN with 7bb, then we might want people to fold to our shove since its probably a little worse than a flip if somoene calls. if someone with 30bb open-raises to 3bb from UTG, are they going to fold to your shove for another 4bb? probably not, so a fold might be best.
Same thing, 5 handed A2 suited on the BTN with 7bb and this time, no one raises infront of you. this time it might be a good idea to shove because then you only need to make the blinds fold to pick up the pot.
Now pretend, its still 5 handed and you're on the BTN with KK and 7bb... well now you definitely want people to call. so if UTG raises to 3bb, you would shove because UTG is likely to call. If no one raises infront of you though, and youre not sure if the blinds will call your open shove, then maybe you want to just raise to 3bb to get a call or 3bet from the blinds, then put the rest in on the flop.
this is of course just my strategy, maybe I'm wrong though.. i hope this makes sense