This is a discussion on Short stacked shove - hand selection within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; We have all been there - short stacked and being dealt awful hands. My question is whether at around 10-11BBs should you shove with a
We have all been there - short stacked and being dealt awful hands. My question is whether at around 10-11BBs should you shove with a somewhat sub-par hand eg. K10, J10s, or risk dropping to ~6BBs or lower waiting for a proper shoving hand. For reference I would shove at 10BBs usually with any ace, pocket pair or face cards.
Think it this way, let's say you hand a shoving hand with only 5 BB, you win the pot and double your stack at 10 or 11 BB. Few hands later you will have to shove again, because blinds/ante will eat your stack inevitably. If you shove with 10BB and win the hand, you'll find yourself with at least 20BB, that's enough room to keep on playing with no killing pressure. Besides, there is more fold equity with a 10BB shove.
You just wait for a good cards. Any suited connectors or pair in your hand or AK, AQ, AJ offsuit. Even tho suited connectors raise your chances of winning your hand by 3% I would wait for them because in online poker there are too many straights and flushes in lets say 500 hands than you would get on the live poker, so suited on online poker must give you bigger than 3% chance