BUBBLE PLAY with low stack

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I allways ask myself how to play with low stake ( about 5 - 10 BB ) in bubble ?? Many times I go out because I dont have enough chips to survive , but lots of time in all in I was busted from bigger stack on table because they call my all in with anything. Any sugestion ?????:D
 
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I see a lot of people playing that way. Sometimes it works, sometime it doesn't. If you feel its worth the risk, go for it.
 
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Just play to the maximum.

If you reach the point where youre fighting to enter the money, Ill be happy to lose in an overdog situation.
 
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The easiest way to answer this question is the simplest.
DON'T GET SHORT STACKED.
When you get down to 20bbs, you should be making plans on how to maintain 20bbs. 15bbs is a nice size reshove stack. You can't just let the blinds and antes eat you up. You have to get it in there. If you are playing real tight, you might get respect. Pick an aggro guy and 3bet shove on him. He's not going to want to switch stacks with you. Find nits that will let you steal there blinds. If you're always hitting the bubble with 5-10 bbs, especially 5. Just find a spot, a hand you like. double click the all in button. turn your screen off and go make a sandwich/smoke a cigarette. Turn it back on 2 minutes later and see if you're still alive
Have to start making plans in the tournament long before you get to the bubble and short stacked.
I'm learning a lot and still grinding the micro tournaments, trying out different strategies, ideas, etc. Just have fun. Remember, it's only a $1
 
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If possible, move all in with a
good hand or any hand in the
correct position
 
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The easiest way to answer this question is the simplest.
DON'T GET SHORT STACKED.
When you get down to 20bbs, you should be making plans on how to maintain 20bbs. 15bbs is a nice size reshove stack. You can't just let the blinds and antes eat you up. You have to get it in there. If you are playing real tight, you might get respect. Pick an aggro guy and 3bet shove on him. He's not going to want to switch stacks with you. Find nits that will let you steal there blinds. If you're always hitting the bubble with 5-10 bbs, especially 5. Just find a spot, a hand you like. double click the all in button. turn your screen off and go make a sandwich/smoke a cigarette. Turn it back on 2 minutes later and see if you're still alive
Have to start making plans in the tournament long before you get to the bubble and short stacked.
I'm learning a lot and still grinding the micro tournaments, trying out different strategies, ideas, etc. Just have fun. Remember, it's only a $1

I love this post!

Makes me smile to read posts like this.

100% right IMO.
 
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if your bubbling you have to adjust play and also try things build a table image show pockets a few times when you do make moves so that when you have to steal in order to maintain your stack you have gotten the people used to your moves and they will lay down some marginal hands. Now you are going to run into the guy who calls you with queen 10 offsuit and beats your kings it happens but if you keep showing people over and over quality moves? Most of the time those same guys in time will lay it down grumble about it but they will begin to respect your play.

I know a lot of people never show. I play freerolls though right now. So building that image is important when only have say 30 k chips and blinds are hitting into the 8k range and your sitting in 40th and 20 pay.

You got issues so if you can make a move here and there you might beat the bubble that way.

And not saying play a weak hand at least a suited king ten or something that has legit shot if your doing a move:)
 
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if your bubbling you have to adjust play and also try things build a table image show pockets a few times when you do make moves so that when you have to steal in order to maintain your stack you have gotten the people used to your moves and they will lay down some marginal hands. Now you are going to run into the guy who calls you with queen 10 offsuit and beats your kings it happens but if you keep showing people over and over quality moves? Most of the time those same guys in time will lay it down grumble about it but they will begin to respect your play.

I know a lot of people never show. I play freerolls though right now. So building that image is important when only have say 30 k chips and blinds are hitting into the 8k range and your sitting in 40th and 20 pay.

You got issues so if you can make a move here and there you might beat the bubble that way.

And not saying play a weak hand at least a suited king ten or something that has legit shot if your doing a move:)
 
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in any case it is better to go allin with nothing than to let the blinds eat up your stack. Join the game before you even when no one came.
 
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buble far as I know the time is right to folders most if not premium hands (AA , KK.QQ ) but it would have to be very careful for that depends on the position in which you play as opponents play but preferably it is good to avoid allin that will most likely be beaten by a much larger stak
 
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premium hands (AA, KK.QQ) do not always win, if you have a small stack and premium pair in your hands, never go all-in! this is my bitter experience.
 
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wait pocket pairs to push or Ace with high kicker sometimes you can push with Ax from very late position
 
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Oh yeah, like toshiba said don't put yourself in situation where all you have is just 5-10 bb. Even if you are lucky enough to be flopped a strong hand you'll double or triple your stack you're still have a not big stack. And it doesn't happen too often.
So it's better to go all-in with a bigger stack, but not so perfect hand then waiting for pocket aces.
 
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Yae I know that , but sometimes is realy hard , because you dont have a card to play , and then you are in trouble because of stack and bubble is so close.
 
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easiest way to not bust only go all in with aces :wink:
 
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I allways ask myself how to play with low stake ( about 5 - 10 BB ) in bubble ?? Many times I go out because I dont have enough chips to survive , but lots of time in all in I was busted from bigger stack on table because they call my all in with anything. Any sugestion ?????:D

I like the way you worded this post. I would say one thing "WELCOME TO POKER".

Even if you play perfect poker because of "Variance" you will often find yourself in that position with a small stack on the bubble. In that position myself, I play, any picture card, any Ace, any Pair or any connector, (suited or not). As you have said yourself you will often find the "Big Stack" calls with any two cards so why not play any two against him? You will find you have 50/50 chance!! In the end I will say continue to play the way you are and your will succeed, (perhaps you need to change your tournament play as a whole ?).................gl.................:D:D:D
 
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It seams like when your low S you never get a good hand to plat just the other day i was setting near the bubble that paid 45 players instead waiting for a hand i went all in with Q3 and hit a set and ended up in 31 place you just have to keep grinding and hope for the best .
 
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premium hands (AA, KK.QQ) do not always win, if you have a small stack and premium pair in your hands, never go all-in! this is my bitter experience.

I have to say I disagree. When you're down to 10 BBs or less, you can't afford to slow play. Nor should you want, you have to maximize in that position. Just because it didn't go in your favor a few times does not mean its EV negative in the long run.
 
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All in to double and survive, its a risk if you dont know how to play and get those chips in the beggining
 
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I agree with the option of don't get short stacked getting down to around 15-20 blinds you should be picking positions to steal etc.

If the table folds round to you and you're on the button and you have 78os for example shove it even if you get called you will still have a 30% chance of hitting if you have 2 live cards and the odds on them having a monster hand to call with are less likely.

So pick your moments to steal blinds and ante's etc and stop yourself from getting so short.
 
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I allways ask myself how to play with low stake ( about 5 - 10 BB ) in bubble ?? Many times I go out because I dont have enough chips to survive , but lots of time in all in I was busted from bigger stack on table because they call my all in with anything. Any sugestion ?????:D

You still need to strategize. You need to recognize and be aware of the stacks around you and who you are shoving into.

For example, if the person in the BB has a massive stack (80+ BB) and may not be worried about losing 8 BB's. Is this the kind of guy who is going to call you with almost anything? Then shoving ATC may not be the best move.
Of course the counter to that is you really need to double up, so you WANT and NEED someone to call you - so this same situation could be heaven sent with the right two cards - and they don't have to be as great as you might think.

On the other hand there is pretty good fold equity in attacking the medium stacks. They are going to think twice about losing 1/3 or more of their stack.
Again, you want to double up, but if you are not getting cards you at least need to try to buy another orbit by stealing the blinds - but look for the best opportunities to do so.
 
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With a small stack on the bubble better be careful but in moderation as soon as you come haroshaya card should immediately go all-in.:icon_pira
 
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When it's not Hand-for-Hand, I recommend taking a very long (basically as much time as possible) time every time your to act. This will make you lose less chips than people in other tables, as you play less hands, and therefore lose less blinds and ante (if there is ante). So, if you do think that you do not have enough chips to survive, I recommend allining early position with pockets (6 and above), higher suited connectors (10-9 and above), and maybe QJ and above. If you late position. And, there are 0-2 callers, you can allin like any suited connectors, all pockets, and any hand from 98 and above. This is because the value will be worth in as the pot would probably hold a good amount of chips. If you get a caller, you have a reasonable chance of doubling up + some extra chips. If everyone folds, you gets some extra chips, without having to risk an allin. These are only suggestions though. It's your choice what you do. I am no professional, or anything. Have a nice day!
 
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very good read so far, Personally i used to find myself in these positions way to often. I took time and and tried to work out where i was going wrong. As said before try not to let yourself get into this position. Evaluate your opponents, steal blinds in position with average hands + (suited connecters and higher). obviously sometimes you can't push will complete rag hands but you can't blind yourself out. (you can't cash every tournament) thats the most important part. you might be the best player in the tournament but if the cards don't fall your way and you can't play position correctly (against loose aggressive) ITS POKER THATS THE GAME! But play the way you thinks works take advice from us all and adapt to your style and you will succeed if you don't take a step back and try again (trail and error) you don't become successful over night.

holdem has too many variables, beautiful game!
 
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