This is a discussion on How to play a short stack mode? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; i want to nkow haow many persons think that its easy to be a short staack in a big tournament, and how to play an
With a short stack it is easy, because it's all in or fold your hand. With a short stack calling a hand cripples your chips so you should instead go all in with it. It is that simple when your short stacked.
Its all math when you are low in chips in a tourney . And yes , you should be playing shove or fold unless there are bubble or level up considerations to be factored in . Allin /fold tables are available that make decisions accurately according to your table position and number of big blinds .If antes have kicked in , they would be factored as well ; that is when stacks generally start to be short . The best pros know the ratios by heart , and act accordingly .
It depends on the table.. If I have 10 BBs or under I'm shoving ATCs, if folded to me in the CO, or button or SB 20BBs any top 40% to 50% of hands.
Better play will keep you from getting short stacked, to start with.
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Yeah, as the other people already said with a short stack it's simply push or fold. With a short stack i mean 10BB or less, usually. So called "independent chip model" or "ICM". You have to push or fold, because mathematically seen, you have not enough chips for a postflop moves. Let's say you have a good hand and making standard x3BB raise. So at this point you are already pot committed, as you have left only 7BB in your stack and the pot is as minimum 4,5BB if you was first to act. This is already more than a half of your stack and means you have to fight for it further if hit or not. So why not just put more pressure at the opponents on preflop already, to gain extra fold equity from them? That what it is about. I hope i could explain it clear.
Ah yeah, if you are new to this concept and not sure which range you usually push in ICM, i would recommend you to train yourself with a freeware software ICM Trainer. It gives a great help.
I'm waiting for the right moment. It is important that there was no 3bet (except for rather narrow hands). It is also important in what position you are. If it's late then it will make your task much easier.
Being a short stack is easy because you don't have as many decisions. However, it also kind of sucks because you're the short stack. If you follow the models and know the player, you just have to shove and hope you hold.
i want to nkow haow many persons think that its easy to be a short staack in a big tournament, and how to play an defense blind thanks
...when I am short stacked comes down to relative strength and position, because as others have said it is all-in or fold until you are out of trouble. A computer simulation once determined that Q7off is the average hand strength in hold-em. You need to move before you have so few chips that everyone calls you. Any pair, and any two cards ten to ace (for Straight potential). Some say any two suited, but suited cards are NOT magical. I want strength if I'm all-in, not hope. Hopefully you at least have better than Q7off. The closer you get to being all-in against your will (in the BB) the less picky you can be. Example: If I'm UTG and get K9off, looking at the next two hands being in the blinds (all-in or almost all-in), then I'm all-in by choice easily. Normally, when not in trouble and having K9off UTG it is an easy fold.
Its all in or fold. You can defend your blind if you have over 10-12 blinds but its better to just go all in or fold. Forget about min raising or limping. It can work at times but in the long run you are better off shoving.
I echo what many of the posters have already said ... 10 BB's or less you have to shove. For what it's worth, you get two other callers and win the pot, you are back in the game. Limp into a pot hoping to hit, invites nothing but trouble. It pays to be aggressive late in the game!
My general rule of thumb is if you fall under 11 BB's you are shoving all in when you finally decide you want to play a hand. If I am in late position and nobody has raised I like to shove an Ace/Anything all in to steal the blinds and the one's who just called. Pocket pairs are also a definite shove if the position is right and no one has raised before action gets to me.
Its not being short stacked period. How ever in big tournys especially deep down, lets say for example you were deep stack and went into a coin-flip with another deep stack and lost and now short stacked. You should be playing your shove/allin ranges. Mines in a situation as ive explained would be like A8+
We need to define short stack first. I'd say most people say 15bb's or less is short stacked. With a stack like that you should be push/folding hands.
It also depends on the stage of mtt. Lets say you have 15bbs, and there are 18 players left. (top 15 get paid). And there are 4 players that have shorter stacks than you. I wouldn't shove unless I am the first one in the pot, i'm in late position, and the stacks behind me are all medium stacks. Shorter stacks and bigger stacks will call you down with marginal hands.
IMO if you have 20bbs, you can raise fold in some situations, but once you get to 15 or fewer you should be willing to get it in and keep a healthy stack.
at Intellipoker they used to teach the SSS Short Stack Strategy. the strategy was to play only top hands and almost always very aggressively.
In a big Tournament as far as many players is not much problem, but if it is a big tournament based on money, I will not advice to play Short stacked, since you will not be able to defend your blinds and blinds will eat your money fast.
If the short stack is sitting in the blind, do with the button miniraise or raise 2.5 BB
Remember this rule. If you haven't delved into the wilds of the strategy of playing against short stacks, just take this rule for granted. Making a small raise size from the button, you cut off the short stack to go all in on the flop (if we're talking about adequate the game). Why is this happening? The short stacks in this case, it is necessary to put the Bank more chips to win less – it is simply unprofitable, which side do not look. It is quite another thing, if you make a raise 3-5BB, here is an all-in seems to be quite attractive.