Poker Push

  • The Nash push/fold strategies you’ll see in this poker strategy guide are used in Texas Hold’em games where it’s just you and one other player at the table. You could be playing heads-up cash poker at Ignition Casino, but these strategies will come in most handy when it’s a poker tournament and you’re down to the final two – although the presence of antes will change the math somewhat.
  • Oct 02, 2020 Push/Fold is a common strategy used in tournaments in which you either go all-in preflop or fold. Push/fold should be utilized when your stack becomes short — around 15 big blinds (bb) or fewer. There are a ton of different push/fold charts available, but we will be using the program that those charts get their data from — ICMIZER.
  • A player in poker that either announces their actions or physically plays before their turn (checks, folds etc). Sometimes players act out of turn intentionally to get a read out of other players. When done intentionally, this is often referred to as 'angle shooting.'
  • Poker Strategy: Push or Fold Being able to play real money poker tournaments anytime you like is great – that’s what Ignition Poker is here for. Once you download our poker client or use our mobile web app to get your seat at the table, the world is your oyster. You can bet, raise, call, check, fold or all-in as often as you like.
  1. Poker Push Pull Chart
  2. Op Poker Push Fold Charts

If you want to access these Push Fold Charts on your phone, download the PokerCoaching.com Mobile App With Free Push / Fold Charts You can also access the Push / Fold App on your computer to access these and more charts for all seating positions, and several different blind levels.

Pusher
AKQJT98765432
A20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+
K20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+19.919.3
Q20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+16.313.512.7
J20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+18.614.713.510.68.5
T20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+11.910.57.76.5
920+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+14.46.94.93.7
820+18.013.013.317.520+20+20+20+18.810.12.72.5
720+16.110.38.59.010.814.720+20+20+13.92.52.1
620+15.19.66.55.75.27.010.720+20+16.3*2.0
520+14.28.96.04.13.53.02.62.420+20+**2.0
420+13.17.95.43.82.72.32.12.02.120+***1.8
320+12.27.55.03.42.51.91.81.71.81.620+1.7
220+11.67.04.62.92.21.81.61.51.51.41.420+
Caller
AKQJT98765432
A20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+
K20+20+20+20+20+20+17.615.214.313.212.111.410.7
Q20+20+20+20+20+16.113.010.59.98.98.47.87.2
J20+20+19.520+18.013.410.68.87.06.96.15.85.6
T20+20+15.312.720+11.59.37.46.35.25.24.84.5
920+17.111.79.58.420+8.27.05.85.04.34.13.9
820+13.89.77.66.66.020+6.55.64.84.13.63.5
720+12.48.06.45.55.04.720+5.44.84.13.63.3
620+11.07.35.44.64.24.14.020+4.94.33.83.3
520+10.26.85.14.03.73.63.63.720+4.64.03.6
418.39.16.24.73.83.33.23.23.33.520+3.83.4
316.68.75.94.53.63.12.92.92.93.13.020+3.3
215.88.15.64.23.53.02.82.62.72.82.72.615.0
*63s:7.1 - 5.1, 2.3
**53s: 12.9 - 3.8, 2.4
***43s: 10.0 - 4.9, 2.2
Pusher
AKQJT98765432
A20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+
K20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+
Q20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+18.615.514.5
J20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+18.515.412.410.3
T20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+13.612.48.97.4
920+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+16.58.06.04.7
820+20+14.915.420+20+20+20+20+20+11.83.33.0
720+18.311.89.710.412.416.820+20+20+15.93.02.5
620+17.411.37.56.76.58.513.520+20+18.8*2.4
520+16.410.37.14.94.23.83.33.020+20+**2.4
420+15.09.56.44.63.22.82.62.52.520+***2.2
320+14.38.65.84.23.02.32.22.12.12.020+2.1
220+13.38.15.53.72.72.21.91.81.91.71.620+
Caller
AKQJT98765432
A20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+
K20+20+20+20+20+20+20+17.416.415.113.912.912.3
Q20+20+20+20+20+18.514.912.011.410.29.78.88.2
J20+20+20+20+20+15.412.210.08.17.97.06.66.4
T20+20+17.815.120+13.010.68.57.26.05.95.55.1
920+19.813.510.99.720+9.58.06.75.64.84.64.3
820+16.111.38.87.76.920+7.46.45.54.74.03.9
720+14.39.27.46.55.75.420+6.05.54.74.03.6
620+12.88.46.25.24.94.64.520+5.54.74.23.7
520+11.87.85.94.54.14.04.04.120+5.14.53.9
420+10.57.15.44.33.73.53.63.73.820+4.23.8
319.19.96.75.04.23.63.23.23.33.53.320+3.6
218.19.46.44.83.93.43.12.93.03.13.02.916.9
*63s:8.9 - 4.7, 2.8
**53s: 15.2 - 3.8, 2.9
***43s: 11.5 - 4.7, 2.6

The tables show the highest effective stack size in big blinds where a hand can be pushed or called. Values bigger than 20 are only displayed as 20+, which means the hand can be played for any stack size of 20bb or less. (Playing push-or-fold is typically only recommended up to around 10bb, depending on the situation. Using push-or-fold for >20bb is almost certainly a bad idea.)

Some hands have gaps in their pushing strategies, they are marked with * and the details are displayed below the charts. For example 63s is included in the pushing strategy for stack sizes between 7.1 and 5.1bb, and stacks below 2.3bb.

200 free spins no deposit. SB (9.0bb): T3s
BB (6.0bb): Q2o

The effective stack size is the smaller of the two, before posting any blinds. So the relevant stack size for both players in this hand is 6.0 big blinds.

To find the strategy for SB's T3s, check the green area (suited hands) of the 'Pusher' chart. The value for T3s is 7.7bb, and since that is larger than the current effective stacks the hand is a push in the Nash Equilibrium strategy.

To determine if the BB should call with his Q2o, check the orange area (offsuit hands) of the 'Caller' chart and locate Q2o. The value there is 5.6bb. The effective stacks in the current hand are larger than the value for Q2o, so this hand is a fold in the Nash Equilibrium strategy.

This example refers to the no ante solution. If the table values don't match the example then make sure the 'No Ante' tab is selected above.

The solution available on this site was independently calculated and published in 2007 as part of a coding experiment, inspired by the discussion of the topic in Mathematics of Poker.

Similar charts have been published by various sources, including SNGPT and Mathematics of Poker, and there are some minor differences between them. The exact Nash solution is considerably more complex and the chart only shows a simplified version. Most hands are actually played with mixed strategies for at least a few stack sizes, and many hands have multiple smaller gaps in their strategy, similar to the 63s, 53s, 43s hands. These details are omitted in the chart to allow a compact representation of the strategy.

The differences in published solutions are most likely due to choices made when simplifying the exact solution into easy-to-use charts. Due to the considerable number of rather arbitrary choices when simplifying into chart form, it is actually quite unlikely that two independently created charts would perfectly match.

The file linked below contains the unsimplified push-or-fold equilibrium strategies for all stacks of 1bb ≤ stacks ≤ 200bb in steps of 0.05bb. This data can be used to derive the charts. For practical purposes the chart form should be completely sufficient though.

The data linked here was re-calculated with a later version than the original chart data, so there may be some very slight differences.

Push Fold Charts
These Push Fold Charts will help you understand when you need to either fold or shove your entire stack when you are short stacked in poker tournaments. Please use these charts as a study tool to help you improve your understanding of push fold scenarios.

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Poker Push Pull Chart

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If you want to access these Push Fold Charts on your phone, download the PokerCoaching.com Mobile App With Free Push / Fold Charts

You can also access the Push / Fold App on your computer to access these and more charts for all seating positions, and several different blind levels.

Op Poker Push Fold Charts

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Also check out our Push/Fold Quiz which will help you test and remember you skills when short stacked.

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