This is a discussion on Playing the Chip Stack within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I play both forms of the game, tournaments live and ring games on-line and still very much in the learning mode.
From what I’ve learnt so
I play both forms of the game, tournaments live and ring games on-line and still very much in the learning mode.
From what I’ve learnt so far, one of the main differences between the two games is the size of your stack is more important in tournament poker whilst hand reading is more important in cash games. (I maybe wrong)
After his huge win Antonio Esfandiiari was asked if things change playing against people who don’t think a million dollars isn’t a lot of money.
He replied “………you get two cards, your opponent gets two cards. So you just have to play the chip stack, the position and the player……”.
Could someone please lead me in the right direction for learning how to play the chip stack. I have a basic understanding of ICM and have read Kill Everyone but I would like to look at this important skill in more detail.
What would be the best way to go about it?
Your thoughts on this concept would be greatly appreciated
3rd October 2012, 3:58 AM
Jonathan Little's books "Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker" is the best holistic resource for stack size discussion in tournaments. He actually segments each section of the book based on stack size.
While that's in the mail, here's a compact 5 minute overview on stack size:
Stack Size - Advanced Poker Concepts - YouTube
disclosure: I made that youtube video ;-p and work for the site that markets it.
12th October 2012, 5:06 AM
Online Poker at: Bovada
I also like Harrington on Hold'em as well....there's two volumes of tournament poker. Worth a read.