Defending the small stack

bubbasbestbabe

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In one of our friendly evening tourneys I am the short stack. Sammy in previous play is LAG. What is my play here?

Stacks: - Sammyv1 with 2940 - Trent's_Momm with 2175 - dj13 with 5270 - Kenzie96 with 3490 - klitkat with 1730 - xxxKissMyxxx with 3895

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Blinds: 50/100
Site: pokerstars
* - Dealt to klitkat:
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* - Sklansky group 8
Preflop:
* - Sammyv1 raises 200 to 300
* - klitkat calls [250]
* - Folds: 4
* - Potsize: 700
Flop:
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aliengenius

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fold preflop?
I have never heard of the concept of "defending" a short stack. There comes a point where your stack size is perfect for a resteal all-in shove preflop, but that's as close to this phantom concept as I can get.
 
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skoldpadda

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easy fold PF -- seriously, without a stellar read, what is your plan?
 
Stick66

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A) You may have the "shortest" stack at the table, but a stack of 17x the BB isn't really a "short stack" in need of "defending".

B) Fold preflop for sure. 76o is horrible to call 3x BB PF. Then you will be OOP on the flop. Maybe a call is OK in better position with a bigger pot, but not here. Doesn't matter if "Sammy was LAG".

C) I think the answer you were looking for is: As played, check/fold the dangerous flop.
 
Emperor IX

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Fold pf easy. Not much else to add :( You want big cards against a loose player, especially when you don't have enough chips to protect something so marginal as 67o.

But now, check fold.
 
TubaMark316

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Fold PF and wait for something else...That's it.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

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if you had like 500-600 less chips and sammy wasn't raising UTG i could just about see a stop n go or a resteal shove as being options here, but you don't and he has, so it's an incredibly easy preflop fold and a pretty routine flop check-fold.

skold asked a pretty pressing question - out of position against a UTG raiser with an awkward stack to work with - what is your plan?
 
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I would fold pf even if I had the biggest stack. Even with SC. It is hard to draw OOP. :ridinghor

Given the stack size, calling with the intention to bluff after the flop is not an option either.
 
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Pretty bad call preflop.

But since your not comfortable playing with this stack (in that specific tourney, since its making you make bad calls), id just go ahead and shove here and hope he doesnt have a spade.
 
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Trade in your hand for AQ of spades and value bet one time.
 
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