The stop and go play
Cool little play you can use whilst playing in tournaments.
used when you are a short stack it works some thing like this.....
the blinds are say 50 100 no antes..
you have only 900 left and you get dealt ace 5 off suit in the big blind.
not a great hand, but it plays ok heads up i guess. a late position player raises to 300. you really have no choice here but to move all in its a good spot to move all in.. butt...
instead of reraising you just call, then no matter what the flop is push all in with your remaining 600 chips. and hope to take the pot down.
this works extremely well and ive used it on numerous occasions.
It works so well because you take a play away from him. he will insta call your reraise preflop with any two cards and it would be correct for him to call the extra 600 preflop... so by calling and then shoving the flop, you are not giving him the odds
to call you. as the most likely situation is that you will both miss the flop.
the math behind it, preflop the LP raiser is having to call 600 to win a pot of 1250, just over 2-1 good odds to call with any two cards as it is unlikely that you are more than a 2-1 underdog to lose the hand..
now with the "stop and go play" he is having to call the same 600 to with the same 1250, but if he has missed the flop completely (which happens a lot) it would be a major mistake for him to call..
Hope this helps, its a play that i believe will help you to stick around a bit longer in tournaments.