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Id never consider shoving this hand if the blind increase wasn't imminent. I'd happily fold down to 5bb. However given the Increase in the next few minutes is it ok to shove as low down as 63s? Or would it be better to let bb hit me at current level defend to a min raise and shove any flop with remaining 4.6 bb into pot of 5bb. Or call it off with Nash v any shove pre.

I'm guessing its marginal EV difference?

June 18, 2019 | 3:25 p.m.

As the title suggest - In general, what level of adjustment are you making when short stacked and letting the BB hit you will effect your fold equity.

I have a specific hand below I would like thoughts on please.

Im @ 7.1BB

Final table live bubble - pay jump negligible from 10 to 9th

Two tables of 5.

Bb 1/2 ante

Blinds 8000/16000 A8000 up to 10000/20000 A10000 in the next 4 minutes. - so will lose all fold equity with shoves once blinds hit me this round.

I am by far shortest stack. No other shortys on 2 tables. No one getting in the mix with each other.

I have 7.1 big blinds utg - 5 handed. 2 of the players behind are over folding. Small blind & Big blind calling correct.

6-3 suited ok shove? with future game playing out. Is it better to just let the blinds hit you and leave it in the lap of the gods?

Thoughts please :)

June 17, 2019 | 6:23 p.m.

Leaving out the exposed card.

My instinct said the TT call was close so i run the spot in HRC and it says TT is a fold to the BB 3b all-in shove..inserted images below. Am I missing something in how I've set this spot up?

Ive since run it with an ante of 12 to reflect the button ante better, No difference

Oct. 10, 2018 | 10:42 a.m.

Enjoying your video series Ryan. Thank you.

When constructing your 3b ranges what ratio of value hands to "bluffs" do you aim for?

Specifically when you have no info on Villan so your not making any adjustments.

Aug. 2, 2018 | 9:36 a.m.

All good points.

The add on on almost all sites is a no brainer. As its normally double the chips for the same buy in.

When I first started playing years ago rebuys were never raked in mtts. It was the accepted logic by al good regs to rebuy straight away.

Stars rebuys for example - on average I still see 2 or so players take the rebuy straight away. I no longer do. Was just wondering if there still stuck in the old way of thinking.

Ill detail the nuanced situation I'm facing is below. It touches on the subject of overlay that you bought up

There's a site in the UK that runs satellites online twice a week to there flagship live events

5 x £1110 seats GTD. Total prize pool £5560. I like playing these as the fields are super soft and I have no problem selling my seats at the live events for almost face value.

Its a £110 initial buy in ( the 10 is rake ) in for 3000 chips

1 optional rebuy for 3000 chips @ £110 (10 is rake again)

1 add on for 5000 Chips @ £110 ( this bit is a no brainer )

These sats regularly overlay. Lets say on average its regularly in the region of £1800 to £500. Great value.

Now given all that info. What should my approach be on taking the optional raked rebuy straight away?

In short am I decreasing or increasing my EV by taking it?

Further i info you have to be below starting stack to rebuy. If I see a couple of super fish on the table double early, I often take the rebuy if I can Or even donk of a couple of hundred chips to take it. As these players are so bad I want to match there stack.

June 28, 2018 | 1:45 a.m.


Just interested on thoughts regarding taking the initial rebuy to 2x starting stack when its raked?

We have a significant edge over the field. Of course were always taking the addon when its more chips for the same price of the initial buy in.

2 scenarios:

Normal Stars type MTT - 15% of field paid. Normal pay structure.

Satellite MTT which of course would have a Flat pay-out structure. EG. 25 enter 5 get seat.

Thanks :)

June 26, 2018 | 9:24 a.m.

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