This is a discussion on JJ PSKO vs Shortstack within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Deep in a 1.10 turbo PKO. A number of factors make this a bit of an unusual spot:
1) UTG's range - Only 15 hands but
Deep in a 1.10 turbo PKO. A number of factors make this a bit of an unusual spot:
1) UTG's range - Only 15 hands but loose-passive stats for the tiny sample. Should treat him as relatively unknown and give him a reasonably strong range opening 3x from UTG late.
2) CO's range - Also only 15 hands but TAG stats for the tiny sample. If we treat him as unknown, we have to give him some credit for recognizing that UTG's range should be strong so he shouldn't be shoving too wide here.
3) Bounty factor - Unfortunately I didn't make a note of the bounty values at the time (anyone know how to get this info?). I have CO covered but UTG has me covered.
It all depends on what your opponents think about the game of the Hero at the table? If you have an image of a good player, then the chip leader will think that you have a very strong hand, because there are 2 short stacks on the table and you will not bet with bad cards. In addition, a combination such as JJ is too strong to throw at such high blinds. Playing turbo sng, I often tried to wait out short stacks, throwing good hands, and as a result I lost myself, because the blinds ate me, and short stacks miraculously collected good combinations. So this is definitely a push.