Poker Sit Down and Go Announcement: Showing Mercy on the Small Stack

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There may be an interesting dynamic in Sit and go Tournaments that occurs to me approximately one out each and every 5 times I spot in the cash. The scenario happens when I am the chip leader and can take any of the other three outstanding players out of the tournament in any given hand. In fact, I’ve them all covered and there is really probably a small stack facing elimination on the bubble with no cash. When this happens, there is a system I engage that confirms me as the odds on favourite to win first place.

Let me give you a situation for instance. I’m at a 9 seated, ten dollars plus 1 dollar sit and go on Full Tilt Poker – my favored new site. All players started with 1,500 chips and there are four gamblers left. I happen to be the chip chief with six thousand eight hundred and fifty although a shorter stack who has just 525 chips is to my immediate left. Another 2 gamblers are each 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’m the tiny blind although the brief stack awaits my next move as the other 2 gamblers folded and I am holding Ace, nines.

Surely I’m the favourite here, and under normal circumstances would put the brief stack to an all in decision. Rather – I fold and hand over my tiny blind to the shorter stack who now sits at a somewhat relieved 625 chips. Why would I do that, you may perhaps ask? Having another 2 tight players, set on making the money is an benefit to a massive stack in this situation, because having that fourth player still alive means that I can nonetheless threaten them with bubble play. Meaning, I can take a lot more blinds, out of place when the 2 tight players are the little blind and huge blind.

With a great chip lead like this one, and a number of tight players, I would like to extract as a lot of blinds as I can because I want my dominant place 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 produce the money, but I want to be ruthless short handed most of the time, so that I receive a lot more than my fair share of initial place payoffs. Let us say in the above scenario that one of the other gamblers collects all of the chips instead of me. We receive heads up and guess what? We are nearly even in chip count. Then it may possibly be anybody’s game. Yes, I generally do still have an advantage, except I really want the type of advantage where I am also a 4 to one or even five to 1 chip leader! This will virtually eliminate the likelihood of my opponent winning the tournament by drawing out. And we all know how generally that takes place heads up. I have a video of this exact method in my no cost sit and go poker video series.

Maintain this chance in mind as you obtain into a cash position. Don’t begin playing like you are just pleased to generate the cash, wager on like you will be pleased to take the money!

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