The Push or Fold Chart is a very useful tool for tournament players. What is the purpose of this chart?
To tell you the EV+ (profitable) range to push (push all in) depending on your position and number of big blinds. This chart can be useful for both beginners and pro players.
Obviously, as with the open range tool, there may be reasons why your play will be a little different from what the chart suggests, but when in doubt about a specific situation, this will be a very useful tool.
Note that the profitability of Push or Fold has been calculated when you are all in preflop. For example, if you have 12 big blinds in a situation and you see that you can push a hand like 44, the game is profitable ONLY if you are all in preflop. If you just go all in with a simple open-raise to 2.5BB, the profitability of the game is not the same. It is therefore very important to push all in if you decide to follow the charter to the letter. Remember that an all in has much more folding equity than a simple open
The % shown is the % of hands to open. To give you an idea of how to read the results, let's take this example:
92%: 22+, A2s+, K2s+, Q2s+, J2s+, T2s+, 92s+, 82s+, 72s+, 62s+, 52s+, 42s+, 32s, A2o+, K2o+, Q2o+, J2o+, T2o+, 92o+, 84o+, 74o+, 63o+, 53o+, 43o
The + sign means "and better". So, instead of writing that you can open a pair of 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, etc., we'll say that you can open 22+.
The letter "s" is for "suited" or "assorti" in French. An ace of hearts and a king of hearts is a matched hand.
The letter '0' stands for 'offsuited' in French. A hand like an ace of hearts and a king of spades is an offsuited hand.