I have played in this week’s tournament and I have found myself in a lot of challenging spots preflop. ICM considerations are particularly important as gaining one rank increases the amount of points score by one. Unlike a normal tornament, the prizes (in terms of points) are not concentrated towards the top.
I would often find myself against limpers. I don’t know how I should play, especially considering the limpers limp strong hands and don’t like to fold.
6-max, average stack of 20bb
Everyone with around 20bb stacks
UTG limps, folds to Hero in BU
What would you do with KQs, AJo, 66??
Average stack of 10bb
BU-30bb, SB (Hero) - 20bb, BB - 15bb
BU limps, Hero with AJo??
I feel like there is so much incentive to not shove due to ICM. It is not really worth it to get it in as a slight favorite with little fold equity. I have been just limping behind as I don’t want to fold vs a reraise and I will often outkick worse top pairs.