This is a discussion on Firsts steps in cash within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Hello everyone.
Although I am a sits and mtt player, I am starting to play cash and I have not yet decided on a certain strategy.
Although I am a sits and mtt player, I am starting to play cash and I have not yet decided on a certain strategy. Many years ago (remember I was 10 years without playing poker) there was a strategy called shortstack in which you entered the tables with 10 or 20 bb. Today I see that the minimum to enter a table is 40 bb, so that old strategy I suppose has become obsolete. I was looking here and there for strategies to play with 40 or 50 bb, rather mechanical, perhaps ideal for me because I am not a good post-flop player and because I do not consider myself ready to play deepstack yet.
Perhaps they tell me that I must specialize in a modality (sits, mtt, cash) and they are surely right, but I ask you please advise me on cash, which is what I am starting to play in these times.
I was thinking about starting to read Nathan Williams's book.
Well, sorry for the salad I have in my head, but hey, it's quarantine times hahaha.
To me, it makes the most sense to keep your stack auto topped-up to the maximum (usually 100BB) so you can maximize profits with the nuts. Having slightly tighter ranges pre-flop can make your post-flop life easier, but you should definitely invest more time in studying. If you are serious about grinding the cash tables, consider getting a HUD, mark all hands where you find yourself in difficult spots and analyze them. Don't look for exploits (unless obvious) before you have enough data on your opponents.
Its certainly possible to play cash games with a 40BB stack, and some people like it. I have tried it a few times, but its not really for me. One of the issues is, that as soon as you win a big pot, you are no longer a 40BB stack. And do you then sit up and leave the table? For me this become tiring, and I also dont want to leave, if I finally found a good table. Alternatively you stay, but then you are not really playing a 40BB strategy, and in that case why not just buy in full to begin with?
I like to go to the game table with a minimum pot for the table), if I can raise my pot at the table, it's a big positive reaction for me and a strong self-confidence at the table, I don't know why, but I feel better) I think when the opponents see that the opponent increases the pot at the table, they think of you carefully and this is certainly good luck for us But do not forget that the psychology of people is different, and you can not determine the exact strategy for all good luck