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hands to play late stage of pso when short stacked?

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  • hands to play late stage of pso when short stacked?

    Guys it would be nice to know what sort of hands you would play and how, when shortstacked
    in the late stage of a pso tourney.. by late i only mean around 1440
    expecting those valuable tips ..
    Last edited by godofcricket; Sun Jul 17, 2011, 06:28 PM.

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    It depends on your M (stack size divided by cost of one orbit i.e. blinds + antes), or more simply how many big blinds you have left, but basically I get to a point where my shoving range in lp with no openers is 55+, any two face cards. It really does depend on your stack size. I prefer to go into shove/fold mode earlier than usual but only with really good hands, like AQ+, QQ+, because I know with AK for example there's a good chance donks will call with A9 and A5 and AJ and I'm in very good shape against these. And you have to take into account that after a few shoves your fold equity goes waaay down so you can steal on the button with 23 and then in the cutoff with 56 (and show it) and then pick up AK two hands later and get called by people who don't realize that your range is actually much, much tighter after that play, not looser.

    Also, the value of pocket pairs is interesting. 99+ for example is an obvious late shove in a normal MTT with a small stack, in fact, maybe like 66+ is, depending on how late and how small. Because two face cards like JQ or KT are actually really bad calls against you because you will often have them dominated, so you have decent fold equity and unless someone has a higher pocket pair you are on the right end of a coinflip. But in the PSO people don't have "trouble hand theory" so their range is wider, your fold equity lower, and against multiple callers low pocket pairs are basically not much use.

    Last tip - think about stack sizing. A small stack in the sb and bb is perfect for a shove with any two cards. Against a big stack, depending on blinds, you can probably expect to get called by any two cards, so then your range has to be tighter in compensation.
    Last edited by jf70; Sun Jul 17, 2011, 07:07 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by godofcricket View Post
      Guys it would be nice to know what sort of hands you would play and how, when shortstacked in the late stage of a pso tourney.. by late i only mean around 1440 expecting those valuable tips ..
      fold fold fold did i say fold gl F..M. if im short stacked ..like just a few blinds i still try to wait ....in league play i think its better to blind out then to go out early gl F.M.umbup:

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