I saw a hand and wanted to get some feedback. It was a deepstack tournament - middle of it - one of the players that hadnt raised but maybe 3 hands (3 hours in) raised in middle position.
Avg chipstack = 20,000. The raiser had about 18,000 Big Blind had right around 50,000 (one of the top 5 chipstacks and 350 players left in a 900+ starting tournament).
Raiser makes it $2,000. Everyone folds to the big blind who pushes all in. The raiser calls and shows 9-9. The big blind has A-10 off suit.
My question is_ is it really smart to want to take a chance and risk that much of your stack if you have such a shot of winning when you dont need to? Or is it smart to keep putting it out there and push smaller stacks around. With A-10 - I think you're ONLY going to get called by a better hand and if the person folds - you really dont add much to your chipstack either. 9(that was my take) Best case its a coin flip. Thanks!
What are the blinds?
On a completely hypothetical point, I think with a deep stack and if the tournament structure is slow, you can pass up these opportunities f risking 2/5 of your stack. A 3-bet to 4.5k or 5k would have been better because the shove is a bit of an over bet here, and 3-betting to 5k allows you to fold the bottom of your range, and incite weak 4-bets from the opener and call them off with the top of your range.
If you have a commanding rule over the table because of your deep stack, yeah you wanna keep your stack large and 3-bet smaller rather than shoving all in.
It really depends on the blinds and how active that other player is.