BvB, Above Average stack but 15bb effective

    • NightBeam
      NightBeam
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      Joined: 05.10.2017 Posts: 6
      Hey, I have a question about playing with ABOVE AVERAGE stack, deep in the MTT (last 3-4 tables)

      Lets assume I am in SB with 35bb blinds, but average is 25bb.
      Situation: I am in Small Blind with 35BB and its folded to me, Opponent in Big Blind have 15BB left, now I know the effective stack now is 15bb.

      Question: Should I still keep pushing these EV+ but kinda marginal hands, (such as J7s, Q8o, A2o or 76s) OR?! should I stay back & fold these hands?? I know math says push thats why its EV+, but since I am above average, I get confused, dont know what is the best move....
  • 4 replies
    • Arnalsan
      Arnalsan
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      Joined: 15.03.2010 Posts: 452
      Good question -- let's wait someone who knows it reply
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      I think it depends how aggressive the BB is. If he’s tight I would min raise/fold and if he’s a more aggressive player I would push more. Also, the antes could influence the pushing range as well. If you have an 10% ante I would push tighter then with an ante of 15% or 20%.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • NightBeam
      NightBeam
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      Joined: 05.10.2017 Posts: 6
      Hi, Thanks for reply

      and how would u play same spot BUT Big Blind Player have 12BB left and Hero in SB is 30BB?? in with slow structure MTT and 10% ante
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Then I would earlier push then in example 1, because you now playing 12bb effective, but still it depends per player if I min raise or shove here.