Originally Posted by 2huskys
Poker rampaging is a fun strategy now and again and patrik antonius built his roll by buying into bigger games short stacked on occassions. So far the only strategy I have seen is to play 6 max, buy in for around the min, Play ak,aqs aj in position. Play bigger pairs like tt+. wouuld you play them normally or just shove preflop and hope to get called? I have played kq and dont really see a reason not to because it is a strong hand 5 or 6 handed and it would be rare to get out kickered. I raised preflop and hit a q on the flop then just shoved because there was a flush draw hopping he thought i was bluffing. is it best just to play out the hand pot committed to get max value?
what do you do with smaller pairs? ive just been calling to set mine in small pots and multi pots is that the best stratgey?im guessing fold suited connectors unless you get really good pot odds
to play them?
whenever i move up to like 0.1 0.25 etc its very easy to get blinded away waiting for hands.any advice for that?
It's not quite that simple. Or, it can be, I guess, but you can go further if you don't make it that simple.
You don't play all hands exactly the same. You still need to consider position and reads on players. Small pairs are fine for shoving if think players will call with anything just because you're short, but you can't "play suited connectors" looking for good pot odds or set mining with small pairs because you've denied yourself implied odds by buying in for the minimum to begin with. Just shove if you think you're ahead or if you have enough fold equity. Standard short stacking strategy applies, although you can probably go slightly more aggressive since it's all about doubling so you can go up a level.
If the table is tight, play LAG. If the table is loose, play tight, but you still have to look for opportunities or you get blinded away.
Mind you, I've only ever managed to get from $10nl to $50nl so only two levels up. There are more detailed strategies on the net for rampage "rules" and approaches. We used to run rampage competitions here but I haven't seen one for a long time.