Originally Posted by hisboyelroy
**I was 9th out of 84 people
he was 5th
**average stack(and im guessing) around 20k
**finishing itm was more important to me then gambling on a less than 50/50(imo)
for the chip lead with 80 peeps left
**It was just 1 of those hands that i was trying to apply stuff ive seen pros online bluff at, because its a hard call for anybody,and pick off w/ a hero call, but then i realized that this is only a $3.30 tourny and pretty str8 forward
**my $3700 3b then his $6700 4b OP, i still think he has AA,AhKh,AhTh,TT,
weighted heavy on AA b/c of the min raise , then lite 4 bet
at this stage with your stack i'm mostly just reducing variance and dont look for ways to play big pots vs other bigstacks unless i have solid reads / a monster.
this works for me pretty well since i get into alot of spots with a big stack where i can apply pressure, for example vs medium to small stacks.
you gain alot of chips/win alot of small pots without risking stack utility.
in MTTs there are just soooo many soft spots, even at higher buyins.
but especially at these micro-tourneys your edge is so big and your main goal (as a winning player with a bigstack at this stage) should be reducing variance.
now lets look at your hand. you 3b JJ without reads vs one of the stacks that cover you. for my game approach that would be a huge mistake since i increase the variance of the spot, i increase the variance in my stacksize, i increase the variance of the chips i can gain in future spots.
if you had a medium (~30BB) or even small stack (~15BB) you obv 3b it to gain chips to get a big stack, there is not much value in reducing the variance since you dont know how many good hands you will get the next hour, or how many good spots you will get in general.
i dont want to talk much about postflop since i think preflop is way more important here. imo you should not be in this spot
and imo you should not get it in with ~twice the average stack left.
other players disagree and look for every +cEV spot/isolate every spot.
you can ask them what to do postflop as played.