9-man ITM Push/Fold Question

    • Wohmfg
      Joined: 12.11.2009 Posts: 500
      So I was running some of my old hands through the holdemresources.net Nash calculator and I came across this situation:

      ICM Nash Calculator Results

      I am surprised that the middle stack only has a pushing range of 70.1%. I played around with the large stack's chip number in the calculator and the smaller the advantage the large stack has, the larger the pushing range of the middle stack.

      Why is this?

      The only explanation I have is that even if the middle stack pushes and knocks out the small stack in the BB, the middle stack still has a severe chip disadvantage heads up against the big stack. As the big stack's chip advantage is decreased in the calculator, the middle stack has greater worth in knocking out the small stack and going heads-up with a decent stack against the former big stack and therefore the pushing range in this instance is higher.

      Is it as simple as that?
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