This is a discussion on Short stack after ITM within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Last night when I played $11 New Year Bash pokerstars with 219k ppl crowd in. I make ITM with 23BB and after 30m gameplay, I
Last night when I played $11 New Year Bash pokerstars with 219k ppl crowd in. I make ITM with 23BB and after 30m gameplay, I always draw dead cards like 39o, 26s etc until my stack 6BB after playjump, end up allin with AQs but lost to 99. What you suggest to me If you draw dead crads like that?
In this particular Event - nothing workable to suggest ... That what I withnessed and what other CC members shared - after arriving ITM - the game went brutal with each hand someone goes all in. I had a healthy stack until that turning point, but after just couple of minutes of wild play - I was out, too ...
Otherwise, in normal mtt's - the only option I think when you are dealt dead cards is to find a good spot to try stealing blinds. Otherwise, awaiting for a strong hand and preflop shove
There is no solution for being card dead. Each hand in poker is independent from the last one, so each time you need to make the most profitable decision, even if that is to fold preflop 25 times in a row. It suck, but it also suck to pick up AK and then run it into AA. Its all part of variance, and if its not your day, its not your day. At least you cashed, which always feels a lot better than busting near the bubble
The only thing you can do is try to steal blinds. If you are in the small blind, button or in the CU and no player has called or raised, then you can try to steal blinds. The gap principle applies there. You can raise with a worse hand than usual, but you need a much better hand to call a raise. But even if you just want to steal blinds and are in late position, I think you need a better hand than 93o. Because if someone calls you still want to have a respectable hand and not be completely lost. To steal blinds you should be able to increase at least 3 blinds, preferably 4 blinds.
I think you need to play more actively and avoid reducing the stack size to critical even in the early stages, use favorable situations to steal the pot, because in the late stage with a micro stack, you will only have to hope for incoming cards.