Difference: Villian Raise vs Villian Push

    • Navrark
      Navrark
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.01.2010 Posts: 313
      Greetings,

      I stumbled upon a situation and I would like to try to understand why SNGWiz says to play differently based on a Push ahead or a Raise ahead.
      Here is the stack info:

      BU: 6120 - 51% / 49%
      SB: 2960
      BB: 1720 - 40%

      The Button Open Raises 51% of hands and Calls with 49% of those hands if you Push behind. The BB Calls 40% according to SNGWiz.

      The Small Blind has AKs. This is a 6max SNG and we are on the Bubble. In this particular situation SNGWiz says that you should not Push with less than JJ, so AKs should be mucked.

      Now, if I create this exact situation again, but have the Button Push 51% of hands - instead of Raise - then the SB is able to Call with AKs.

      Why is there a difference? Is it because the Big Blind might be more likely to Push with only one Push ahead of him?
  • 1 reply
    • pzhon
      pzhon
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      Why not post the blinds, raise size, and the ranges SNG Wizard suggests for each action?

      Remember that you have to adjust these ranges to reflect how you think your opponents are playing. SNG Wizard does not see into your opponents' souls.