Why are you straddling at all? If you are the better player than all of them you should be wanting to keep stacks deeper not shorter so that you can exploit their mistakes. None of the other hands have less than 20-25% equity preflop. You are playing scratch off lotto poker like the rest of them at this point.
How is it not on a short-stack? Pair plus flush draw and the 56 are coordinated with one another
I guess if you don't mind doing flips, rock n roll! I remember why I stopped following this thread. You defend every single play like you made the right decision. My bad.
That, and I couldn't read about you being a puller, or pusher? I can't remember honestly! Good luck with your gambling! I'm looking forward to mine tonight!
What play would you make on 25bbs holding ?
If you haven't read Rolf Slotbooms book he explains the shortstacking strategy better than I do, which is very profitable in games against deeper-stacked and overly aggressive opponents
Yes, it is swingier as well because you can't deny equity. But the dead money in pots makes up for that
Shit, I got my stack in with close to 50% equity three ways in the AKJ9 hand, which is long-term printing money. I even outflopped them bringing me to about 72% equity and they both binked the last 10 in the deck to wiggle out
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I understand the short stack strategy and it’s strengths and weaknesses very well. What I don’t understand as well I guess is that you constantly refer to the other players on these games as “droolers” and “mouth breathers” and pretty much say they suck at poker. Why then do you not want to see more flops cheaply where you have the flexibility to get away from flops you miss. It seems they will still give you action most of the time when you connect with the flop and may even be able to steal the occasional pot on the flop with a shove to deny them of their equity.
Getting it all in preflop denies them the ability to make mistakes post flop vs you.
Also, if you win one of these flips and have a $2k+ stack do you leave? Do you change your strategy to play a deeper stack style of poker? Do you continue to get it in preflop hoping to do it again?
I see this strategy used a lot at the local casino. Players buy in for $200 looking to get it all in preflop and 5x it. Problem is they end up doing that 5 times and still have not won one and are now in the hole $1k. Then they finally do win 1 and are close to even and have no idea how to play a $1/2/5 game with a $1k stack and usually lose it all going all in with a bare nut flush draw, because that is what they do with a $200 stack every time.