I wanted to analyze a hand from several points of view. To do this, I will have to reveal information in pieces. Glad to see there have been some recent upticks in strategy posts and hope to keep that going here. On to the hand....
Table: Playing seven handed in a home game. Blinds are $0.50 and $1.00. Stacks are generally in the $20 to $60 range. Play is pretty loose, as is typical in most home games.
On the hand in question, there is a straddle to $2. Three people call the $2 and action turns to the small blind. The small blind shoves all in for $45 total (significantly over-betting a pot of $9 to $10 depending on how you count the blinds).
First Question: You are in the Big Blind for $1 and are sitting on a stack of $70. With what kind of range do you call the SB's $45 shove?
One more question to come, but I'd rather start with analyzing the Big Blind's play here first.