Joined: Apr '09
Age: 33 (M)
Yeah, I pretty much do the same - with a few exceptions:
* If I've shoved the last few hands (maybe had good cards) I might be hesitant about shoving any two knowing that people will call light * If players in blinds are ultra loose/passive players likely to call with too wide a range
But unless I have a good reason to believe I am going to be called lite, then I shove most cards.. Almost any two - but I prefer to have a bit more equity than say 27os - but I'll shove any 2 suited, any connected, anything with a broadway, etc. Basically the only cards I wont shove in this spot are low, unconnected, unsuited cards.
------------ Oh - just saw you were small blind, not button.
That changes it a little - I try not to shove every time it's folded to me in sb, otherwise bb will correctly adjust his range and call me wider.
I try and mix it up a bit, shoving from button, sb, hijack, cut-off, etc. Basically any LP and sb
I agree that it's pushing or folding, with you having a CSI < 7. Everyone folded, so it's just the BB left. I think the BB has an extremely tight range to be able to call this. So I'm sure this is a correct play in the long run (the BB will fold often enough to make it profitable).
This is what you mean when you say you're playing to win rather than to be ITM, right?
How often can you pull this off without being conspicuous?
As for me, I'm probably folding due to lack of courage, waiting for a better spot.
Joined: Jan '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 29 (M)
Hmm... Dunno about this one, you still had quite a bit of fold equity. I've been known to make plays like this myself but it never works out for me. You won though, so it's irrelevant what I think, you obviously run good enough to make these plays. I wish I had your luck you've got crazy voodoo skillz.
Joined: May '08
Age: 46 (M)
Posted by sadamman: Hmm... Dunno about this one, you still had quite a bit of fold equity. I've been known to make plays like this myself but it never works out for me. You won though, so it's irrelevant what I think, you obviously run good enough to make these plays. I wish I had your luck you've got crazy voodoo skillz.
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Agree that this is a basic shove in your position. Youre on about 6M so a good shout at this point. The BB has you covered and would need a pretty convincin g hand to go with you so overall a good spot to shive.