Joined: Jun '13
Age: 73 (M)
Many players are saying that you have to protected your blind but IMO this is not a good way to play it is good to are thinking of not having your blind stolen but with the cards you had and two calls in front of you you did not have much to protec.
Joined: Nov '14
Location: Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
Age: 37 (M)
Or u can also call with the SB, and check him down the streets in hope that one of u two takes him out, your odds of hitting the board significantly drop when more people are in the hand, and if the SB gives u post flop action, assuming his not bluffing, trying to push u out of the pot in hope to improve on 4th or 5th street just to take the pot for himself will be a dumb move, coz if he doesn't improve, he would just triple up the short stack, but, that late in the game FT with just 5 players, i think every1 on the table knows about checking down a guy, so in short u shoud have called also the allin from short stack
Joined: May '08
Age: 52 (M)
The all in shove was barely more than 1 BB, and the small blind just called. So seeing a flop would not be that much of a problem. The SB is always acting before you, and has the smaller stck, so will net getting to involved unless hitting good himself.
They want you to call the hand down, so the tiny stack has a better chance to bust, and you all get closer to the bubble. This makes sense, since you can afford it.
The other option, if you are really dominating the table, and don't want to burst the bubble yet, but keep steeling the blinds for a while, is to raise the other player out of the pot, in the hope you can make the bubble last as long as possible...