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

    There is an fascinating dynamic in Sit down and go Tournaments that takes place to me approximately one out every five times I spot in the money. The scenario happens when I’m the chip leader and can take any of the other 3 outstanding players out of the tournament in any given hand. In reality, I have them all protected and there is really possibly a shorter stack facing elimination on the bubble with no money. When this occurs, there is certainly a technique I engage that solidifies me as the odds on favored to win initially place.

    Let me give you a situation for example. I’m at a 9 seated, ten dollars plus one dollar sit and go on Full Tilt Poker – my favored new site. All players started with one thousand five hundred chips and there are 4 players left. I take place to be the chip leader with 6,850 even though a shorter stack who has just 525 chips would be to my immediate left. One other two gamblers are both around three thousand one hundred in chips and have tightened up for an expected in-the-money finish. The blinds are 100/200 and I am the small blind while the shorter stack awaits my next move as one other 2 players folded and I’m holding A9s.

    Certainly I’m the preferred here, and under typical circumstances would put the small stack to an all in decision. Rather – I fold and hand over my smaller blind to the quick stack who now sits at a somewhat relieved 625 chips. Why would I do that, you might ask? Having one other two tight gamblers, set on making the money is an advantage to a massive stack in this situation, because having that fourth gambler nevertheless alive means that I can even now threaten them with bubble play. Meaning, I can take much more blinds, out of place when the 2 tight gamblers are the tiny blind and huge blind.

    With a excellent chip lead like this one, and a number of tight gamblers, I desire to extract as a lot of blinds as I can because I want my dominant position even stronger as the session alterations into heads up play. This is in thinking with the initial or third philosophy, exactly where I know I’m going to generate the money, but I wish to be ambitious shorter handed most of the time, so that I acquire extra than my fair share of initially spot payoffs. Let us say in the above circumstance that 1 of the other gamblers collects all of the chips instead of me. We get heads up and guess what? We are virtually even in chip count. Then it may perhaps be anybody’s game. Yes, I generally do still have an benefit, but I actually want the sort of advantage wherever I am also a 4 to one or even five to one chip leader! This will virtually eliminate the likelihood of my challenger winning the tournament by drawing out. And we all know how generally that happens heads up. I have a video of this exact method in my free of cost sit and go poker video series.

    Keep this chance in mind as you acquire into a cash position. Do not start betting like you’re just satisfied to make the cash, bet on like that you are joyful to take the cash!

     December 10th, 2010  Spencer   No comments

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