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Old 05-16-2009, 04:50 AM
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Default 3 handed bully

Got 3 handed in a STT SNG. Blinds were 50 and 100. I was short stacked down to about 12 bb compared to the chip leader who had roughly 45bb. This guy starts raising every hand to 400 in every position. I wasn't catching anything but rags. I couldn't figure out how to shut him down with the cards that I was getting. I got lucky and he busted out the other guy to put me in the money, but 1st hand HU I had to push with A9s. I was down to 4 or 5 bb. He, of course had AA. Any advice on how to deal with someone that gets a huge chip lead and starts doing that on the bubble?
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:30 AM
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just follow standard ICM, and hope he knocks the other guy out if you dont pick up any pushable cards.
Until your opponent gives you a reason to stop exploiting him, keep exploiting him.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:54 PM
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Depends on how much the 3rd guy has. If u too are close in chips, its better to stay tight until he doubles or busts.

If u are the shortest stack by far, u should shove a lot of hands as first in the pot 3handed. any pocket, any sc(56s+) and 9T+
Aswell u can 3bet shove w any A, KQ type hand to the bully's raise since he has such a wide range.

But basically 3handed its all about surviving and staying alive for 2nd place. So u have to evaluate your situation.

How likely will it be that the other shortstack will bust? if very likely be tight if not get active yourself to not blind down
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That is the glory of being the big stack! As the others have stated, it really depends on your stack and the other guys stack.
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