so I am finding myself getting busto from mtts in the final 3-4 tables after shoving hands that I'm not really sure to be plus chip ev. This thread is gonna be a little random, sorry, but my issues have been quite specific, so i would gladly appreciate some insight regarding them. Assuming a stack from 12-20 bbs (the usual stack i often find myself with at these stages) and assuming similar stack sizes (or lets say my stack can cripple any stack at the table, so villains' calling ranges are going to be more or less correct), what would you do in these spots?
1st - blind vs blind, we are on the small blind and it gets folded to us, what the hell do we do with hands like 74, 95, 62, you get the idea...(I am shoving any A, K, and most of the combos from 78 onwards, broadways etc etc) but when i get dealt rags 2-3 times in these spots i feel i should shove and eventually i do it, but i'm not sure if it would be best to just fold, even if it is more than once in that spot, which imo is really weak)
2nd - I am also having trouble with low pocket pairs, mostly from mid position, because i feel its really close open shoving 44 or 55 from there, and i don't pretend to be results oriented, but most of the time i do that i get calls from 88, 99 etc and i just don't know if it was the best thing to do so i'm not really sure about my play.
3rd - What do you do when you get really card dead at late stages? Do you ever consider giving action with below par hands just out of disbelief from your current situation?or you hang in there and wait for a decent hand to come?
Sorry if this seemed so random, but i guess i just want to be sure that when something goes wrong it won't be from my bad decisions, anyway thanks