This is a discussion on playing short stacked within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Just curious how you would play in the given scenarios:
Say you are the short stack with $800 in chips left with the blinds $300-$600.
If you let yourself get to less than 5 BB's, then your only move is to put it all-in in most situations with almost any two cards pre-flop. Your stack is not large enough to push anyone off the pot and if you are raised when you limp in then you are committed to the pot.
20th October 2006, 6:21 PM
Poker at: full tilt
Game: NL Holdem
if you only got $800. left and the blinds are coming you have to take a chance and go allin with ANY 2 cards,, i can hardly read your print, why is it so small????>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> buck
20th October 2006, 10:51 PM
Egon Towst [6,799]
Online Poker at: 35 sites
Game: HE, 5CD, 7CS
re: Poker & playing short stacked
Don`t get so low, if you can possibly help it.
As soon as you get to 5 BBs or less, go all-in the first time you pull any Ace, any King, or any Pair.
If you let it get much lower than that, you`re still going to be in trouble even if you win, and you`re going to have to keep going all-in with weak hands until you get knocked out.
21st October 2006, 1:15 PM
Game: NL Hold 'em
Like Egon said, if you can help it, you desperately need to not let it get that low. If you got that way because you lost a lot of chips in a big hand, that's alright, but if you get that shortstacked from waiting for hands, you're making a mistake. If you can at all help it you want to push when you've got enough chips to keep marginal and raggedy hands from calling you.