Originally Posted by Rounder2k8
I am at work and can't really read this into detail but is this strategy or whatever meant for the bubble only? i'm guessing so because i just can't see this being good with more players than that. If so, are you doing this all the time no matter their calling range? Sorry it's just the first time i've heard of something like this.
It actually gets more interesting farther from the bubble. It is most likely to apply to the mid-game where stacks are in the 10-20 BB range.
To be clear, every BB opponent has three ranges of interest here:
- calling a big open-push
- pushing over a standard raise
- flat-calling a standard raise
I'm intentionally not dealing with the third one because it needs special treatment. Figuring out the first two is how to determine whether a standard raise is more profitable than a push, even if you call 100% of those pushes.