I just got moved to a new table with 18 players left. I didnt use my pokertracker, my laptop is in reparation.
The situation is the following:
Hijack: Me 20bbs
Cuttoff: Bigstack with 60bbs +
Button: Bigish stack 45 bbs +
SB: Smallishstack 16bbs
BB: Shortstack 10 bbs
There is 5k in the middle (antes plus blinds) so by shoving I just increase my stacK by 5 procent. (I have 40k in chips)
I have got KQo. Wwyd?
1. Raising small then folding to a shove. Sux because i will leave over 10k dead money in the middle: My raise of 4k plus the blinds ante antes of 5.... I defenitely want ro flip vs a smaller pair at that point plus I even might get shoved by worse hands or I could get pushed around (3bet) by the chipleader.
2. Folding and waiting for a better spot allthough my hand is likely to be the best.
3. Open-shoving. Eliminates all 3 bet attempts with worse hands and maximizes foldequity,I mean I just came to the table and shove the fist hand i play, it should even get aj to fold sometimes..? . Second best case I get it in vs a pair and im in a flip. Worst case I run into a premuium hand which obv sux.
Im just wondering what you guys think of my resoning.
Am I getting called light enough at that point to make this shove profitably? I mean if im only getting called by ak aq and some pairs im wondering if its really worth to take the risk for just 5k with 4 players behind. Allthough I see it more as 3.5 because I cover the shortish bb.
This kind of situation happens regularly to mee maybe its a leak???
What was the outcome?