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J - At the end of the video, u talk about open shoving 18-20 bbs not being great - but I guess there's a big difference between 18 and 20bbs - at least in my mind when it comes to r/f'ing.
Ok, let's make it 18 bbs utg, pretty deep in the mtt. I understand r/c is prob more profitable than open shoving AK most times due to the A domination possibilities. But when u talk about hands like 77, 88 and particularly, AQo utg - esp when there are players on the table that will incorrectly flat w/ stack sizes they shouldn't, do u really think open shoving is not the most profitable and the least complicated play?
Not talking about specific variables and just generally speaking, if we open AQo fr utg w a minr w 18bbs, aren't we resorting to fit/fold most of the times?
I think open shoving 20bb+ in general with any range other than heavy ICM spots from early position is horrible. Calling ranges are static and will always crush you and it's impossible to balance since you're losing so much value from open shoving QQ+.
I think 77-88 and AQ are fine to shove with 14 or even 16 BB but once you start hitting 18-25bb, raise/decide is always much much better.
We protect our stack with fewer bb's so yes I'm only betting certain flops with AQ. I think in general shoving 18bb with AQ with antes is more than fine though.