View Full Version : Can't play from the lead?

05-20-2005, 12:07 PM
Any particular reason I can't seem to finish ITM if I get an early chip lead? Come final 4 or 5 and I'm the short stack I pretty much expect to be ITM.

Typical SNG strategy - play only AA-99, AK, AQ, AJs, & ATs unless in the blinds for first 2-3 rounds. Now that the psycho riff-raff is gone play.

05-20-2005, 01:16 PM
harrington on holdem is a good book for noobs

05-20-2005, 01:27 PM
Probably you are getting too tight. This is a problem with big stacks, that some pushes that would have been very good if you had 8-9 BB became very bad if you have 16-17 BB. If you raise 3BB on a steal and someone pushes all-in you have to fold...If that happens 2-3 times your chiplead and big stack is gone.