I'm close to bubble in a
SNG (10 players remain, 7 paid, i'm 8th).
My hand is T♥T♣, i am
UTG with a healthy stack of
25/50, no antes.
Opponents are a mixed bag, with everyone +/- to my stack (no huge stacks)
My usual strategy in this situation is to preserve my stack for the final table, where the blinds will eat me up slower, since in the current situation there will be
4 empty seats. This strategy is based to the fact that there are 2 stacks lower than me, in addition calling a preflop raise is typical in this table. If i was the short stack, i would certainly be much more aggro here.
Therefore i'm usually limping here
up to JJ. The reasoning is that it will take me around
6bb (preflop/cbet) if overcards are shown or am HU. In addition, these kind of low-end premium pairs
JJ/TT are only about 50% to be top-pair in most flops.
So, based on my
stack + position + bubble situation, do you think it's ok to be a little passive here?