Originally Posted by Jillychemung
This is your failing with this strategy. If the middle stacks know their ICM they will be looking you up with more than AA/KK.
More likely if they "don't" know about ICM.
I think OP here is just trying to get the principle/concept across about attacking the mid-sized stacks when there's a shortstack on the table and how you can really exploit this situation.....AND why keeping the shortstack alive can be very beneficial.
I disagree with the posts above (ie. Lizzy).. I don't think you're seeing the point (maybe you are? idk).. or maybe it's just because the example isn't the greatest to illustrate the principle.
The failing I see with the example is... You fold here then the very next hand the SS will be getting odds to get it allin in the SB the very next hand vs. one of the villains. Maybe a different way to portray your idea here would be... "villain is in SB with barely more than 1bb in their stack, you're sitting in BB with a HUGE stack.... "FOLD" when villain pushes from SB even if you're getting Huge odds (obv)...then attack the med. stacks at will. This sort of stuff would be (is) relevant more so in a reg. speed SNG when blinds aren't already ginormous on the bubble.... but for Turbo sng's.. blinds are often so high that there's rarely oppurtunity to bother with this.
Another time keeping the shortstack alive on the bubble is in a small field MTT (ie. 30-50players) and then just hammering away at the med.-sized stacks.