Poker Sit Down and Go Announcement: Showing Care on the Short Stack

by Ali on August 6th, 2012

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There’s an interesting powerful in Sit down and go Tournaments that happens to me approximately one out each and every five times I site in the money. The circumstance occurs when I am the chip chief and can take any of the other three remaining gamblers out of the tournament in any given hand. In fact, I’ve them all protected and there is fairly perhaps a small stack facing eradication on the bubble with no money. When this occurs, there is certainly a technique I engage that confirms me as the odds on favorite to win first place.

Let me offer you a situation for example. I’m at a 9 seated, ten dollars plus $1 sit down and go on Full Tilt Poker – my favored new site. All gamblers started with one thousand five hundred chips and there are four players left. I occur to be the chip leader with six thousand eight hundred and fifty although a short stack who has just five hundred and twenty five chips is to my immediate left. The opposite two gamblers are each around 3100 in chips and have stiffened up for an anticipated in-the-money finish. The blinds are 100/200 and I’m the smaller blind although the shorter stack awaits my next move as the other 2 players folded and I’m holding A9s.

Certainly I’m the favourite here, and under regular circumstances would put the quick stack to an all in decision. Rather – I fold and hand over my small blind to the small stack who now sits at a somewhat relieved six hundred and twenty five chips. Why would I do that, you may possibly ask? Having the other 2 tight gamblers, set on making the cash is an advantage to a huge stack in this predicament, because having that fourth gambler even now alive means that I can nonetheless threaten them with bubble play. Meaning, I can take a lot more blinds, out of placement when the two tight gamblers are the modest blind and major blind.

With a good chip lead like this one, and many tight gamblers, I would like to extract as numerous blinds as I can because I want my superior placement even more powerful as the session changes into heads up play. This is in thinking with the 1st or third philosophy, in which I know I am going to make the cash, except I would like to be aggressive brief handed most of the time, so that I have extra than my fair share of first site payoffs. Let us say in the above predicament that one of the other players collects all of the chips as opposed to me. We get heads up and guess what? We are virtually even in chip count. Then it might be anybody’s game. Yes, I normally do nonetheless have an advantage, except I truly want the type of advantage where I’m also a 4 to 1 or even 5 to one chip chief! This will practically get rid of the chance of my opponent succeeding the tournament by drawing out. And we all understand how frequently that occurs heads up. I have a video of this exact technique in my free of charge sit down and go poker video series.

Maintain this opportunity in mind as you acquire into a money position. Do not begin wagering like you will be just satisfied to generate the money, bet on like you are pleased to take the money!

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