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Mark | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Projects

My Short Stack Strategy Project covers a series of 5 posts in total.

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Basically I am on fire on the poker tables with my new short stack strategy. I am playing the 25$ max buyin No Limit full ring tables at Everest Poker, and buying in with 5$. Whenever I reach 4$ on a table I make a 1$ rebuy to 5$, and if I lose my stack I make a full rebuy to 5$.

I have increased my poker bankroll from 72$ to 125$ during 9 session hours of short stack strategy play. During this time I have made 6 full rebuys due to hands I lost.

Just to remind you, this is my modified Ed Miller short stack strategy (there are a few modification and resolved issues now)

  • I will buy in with 20xBB, starting on the 0,15/0,25c tables
  • I will rebuy to 20xBB when my stack drops below 15xBB
  • I will leave the table whenever I reach 40xBB
  • In early position I will raise AA,KK,QQ,JJ,AKs,AKo and 1010 8-10xBB preflop, and always go all in on the flop. I will go all in on preflop reraises
  • In middle position I will also raise AQs,99 and AQo, go all in on the flop and on preflop reraises
  • In late position I will add 88, AJs, 77, AJo, ATs and KQs to my raising hands, go all in on the flop and on preflop reraises.
  • When I am in Big Blind and don’t have an early position starting hand, I check if there are no preflop raises. On the flop I only bet if I hit something good like two pairs, and I only call with drawing hands if the pot odds are ridiculously good.
  • When I am in Small Blind and don’t have an early position starting hand, I call up to the big blind if there are no preflop raisers, otherwise I fold. On the flop I only bet if I hit something good like two pairs, and I only call with drawing hands if the pot odds are ridiculously good.
  • If I have raised preflop in position and don’t hit the flop I go all in if my opponents check. If they make a significant bet before me I evaluate the situations on a case to case level. I would say I fold the majority of the times when my opponents bet.

In conclusion I really think this short stack strategy works and I will keep you updated with my progress.

In my excitement I have already made plans for my next increase in limits:

  • When I hit 200$, I will buyin with 10$ on the 50$ max buyin No Limit full ring tables
  • If I drop to 150$, I will go back to 5$ buyins at the 25$ tables and wait until I reach 200$ again
  • When I reach 400$ I will take a shot at the 100$ max buyin tables with 20$ at a time.

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