Archive for the 'Short stack poker' Category

How I play short stack poker compared with full stack play

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I want to list the differences, for me and for my game, of the difference between how I play full stack full ring cash games and how I play short stacked. I’ve had a pretty good run playing short, but recently I’m mostly working on trying to get my full stack game back. I think […]

Christmas fish at the poker tables

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Just a short note, interupting my “fold equity” series of thoughts. At this time of year the activity levels of online poker sites goes up substantially. College and university students are out of school and others have time off work for the holiday season. The really casual casual players are out in force, meaning more […]

More short stack theorizing

Monday, October 20th, 2008

For a while back in the summer, I was focusing my play at short stack games, buying in for the minimum (20BBs at PokerStars and Full Tilt, the two main places that I play). I tested out my play first 4 tabling $25NL tables and buying in for $5, and then played some $50NL with […]

Basics of short stack poker strategy

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

There used to be a good short stacking strategy on a site called donkeydevastation, but the other day I went to look for it again and the site no longer exists. I think there were a couple of articles on playing both 10BB buyins as well as 20BB buyins. ~ I started playing short stack […]

Something’s off

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

So I’ve been focusing on playing short stacked, buying in for 20 BBs, recently added tables so that I’m playing 6 instead of 4 at a time. Having good results, until two days ago. Minor downswing, but it worries me. First there was a minus 8 BB session over 200 hands. Almost not worth considering […]

Short stack update

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Short stack update: Hands: 2200 VP$IP: 11.7 PFR: 7.0 3Bet: 3.6 bb/100: 26.77 = 13.38 BB/100 W$SD: 62.5 Agg: 5.30 Agg%: 27.7 Everything is slightly down from the early stats, which is to be expected as I was aware that I had hit quite a few strong hands during that early run. What surprises me […]

FPS; Fancy Play Syndrome

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Recently I got in a hand (with more than a short stack, having doubled up and just playing the hands until the blinds come to me again to sit out). Open limped AT from mid, intending to chuck it if I got raised from behind. Instead, all behind folded, SB completed but the BB raised […]

Super turbos dried up

Monday, July 21st, 2008

My super turbo play and short stack ring tests have been intermingled, but I thought that I should do a separate entry for this to signal an end. I think that the super turbos have only been around for a few months but it’s looking like they are drying up as an easy source of […]