Short stack strategy

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did you ever play Short stack strategy successfully?
what tips do you have for playing short-stack-strategy?
 
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You should be in push or fold mode.

Push big hands in all position 66-AA, AK, AQ, AJ, KQ, KJ,
Fold all other hands.

Position is still v. important and unless Im severely SS (less than 5BB) I wont push hands like Q10, QJ, J10, etc UTG. If im the first to open in mid position, then I'll go all in with these hands + big hands. As well as suited connectors and any Ax suited hands.

Go all in on the button when its folded to you with ATC. Go all in when you are the SB and only have the BB behind you. Go all in when you are the BB and the SB limps.

Sometimes, when you are so shortstack, you just have to constantly push and hope for the best.
 
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i know the theorie. my strategy is a bit different to yours...
are you "successfull"?
 
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Depends on what you mean by 'successful'.

Are you asking do I win every time I push with a hand? The answer is no, I don't. Sometimes I get lucky and win with a hand like K9 and I run into JJ, but that happens. Other times I'll have dominating hand like AQ that runs into A5 and I'll lose. So, there is no way I can say that I am successful in doing this.

Is this optimal strategy (after I take into consideration my hand, my stack size vs blinds, the players who have acted before me, who is sitting behind me, etc etc) then yes, I believe so. And I can say that I have been successful in making the correct moves, even though I dont win all the time.
 
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