The Stop and Go is a play utilized by players during tournaments. It is generally used either during the pre-flop and/or flop. It is best done when a player is short-stacked and has a good hand. This hand must be strong enough that they would be willing to go all-in. Players are often times looking to double up so that they are not ousted from a tournament.
The Stop and Go is a play that involves calling a competitor’s wager pre-flop rather then pushing. The aim is to go all-in on the flop if the player nearest them has raised. A Stop and Go play can be a good option when a player does not have enough chips to scare off their opponent, i.e. force them to fold, with a re-raise.
In a Stop and Go play, an individual's calls the competition’s pre-flop raise. Their aim is to go all in on the flop. Because they decide to call on the flop, they are able to force the competition to fold on the flop. In order for them to stay in play, they must call the flop bet. If they choose to do so, they will only be allowed to view two additional cards rather then the five they would see if they called all-in prior to the flop. It is more challenging to call the push on the flop rather then before the flop (preflop).
There are a number of reasons why the Stop and Go play works. First of all, it forces an opponent to make a tough call on the flop. This helps to improve the person’s utilizing the play, fold equity, which in-turn gives them a better shot at winning. Obviously, not every one of a player’s opponents will fold. Some will hang in there and they may even be able to improve their hand. However, this won’t make a huge amount of difference, at least not on how a player should proceed.
When using the Stop and Go play, it is very important how it is played. Some basic guidelines should be followed. When possible, players should initiate the action. When a player is forced to make a move after their opponent, it is recommended that they be ready to raise or call. This is because the likelihood that a player will be pot committed at this point is pretty high. Folding of course, would offer no benefit, since the player is already short stacked. If they are able to hang in there and win, they have an opportunity to significantly increase their chip stack, giving them the chance to remain in the tournament.
Players should also be careful when they decide to use this move. It is best utilized when they are heads up. If there are multiple people remaining in the game and thus, multiple persons in the pot, the likelihood that at least one of those players has a decent hand post-flop is pretty high, which doesn’t bear well for the player attempting the Stop and Go.
Stop and Go is a move used by tournament players. Those individuals that are short stacked and who want to significantly add to their chip count and in some cases double it, may find this move effective in allowing them to just that. In tournament play, eventually having a short stack will prove to be detrimental. Not only does it put a player at a weakened position relative to the competition, but also in order for them to move on to the next round, they need to be amongst the top chip holders. At times, it will be necessary to make a pretty aggressive move in order to build up ones chip count so that they can stay in a tournament.
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