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 Post subject: 'Limping' in on NL cash games.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:34 pm 
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i'll try to keep it basic. money since does it make anymore since to buy in minimum to maximum in these cash games? say the min is 5 the max is 25.. i always buy in for 5. basically saying thats all im willing to lose... this has worked for me most often but then again this is really the only way ive ever played... does anyone have reasons why this is not smart play? just curious on thoughts on this..


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:05 pm 
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If you buy in for the minimum you lose out on a ton of value when you pick up big hands. As long as you are playing tight and aggressive you should be able to play with a full stack and remain profitable.

Pretty much whenever someone buys in the for the minimum you can be fairly certain they are a weak player.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:57 pm 
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thanks for the tip there.. makes good since.. i just hate being busted out on big hands especially with my bank roll right now fairly low...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:18 pm 
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If you are buying in for the minimum, you're playing over your head. Find a smaller game.


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I must agree with what has already been said. If $5 is all you can spare, find a 5NL table.

It is practically impossible to be a long term winning player when you only buy-in for the minimum. Even if you would like to shortstack, an optimal amount would be 20bb (+ some other prerequisites).


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:06 am 
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True, for min 5$ buy in table you should go in at least with 10$.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:08 am 
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I've been playing at the "deep 6" tables at FT lately and at least half the players buy in short.

I just don't understand the logic of buying in short at a deep stack table.


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One reason: Mark Vos and his run in the nosebleed ring games a month or two ago using a short-stack strategy -- up over a million IIRC.
Now everybody seems to want to be the shortstack ninja, hitting and running.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:14 am 
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DuggleBogey wrote:
I've been playing at the "deep 6" tables at FT lately and at least half the players buy in short.

I just don't understand the logic of buying in short at a deep stack table.


Wouldn't they just be normal stacking it then? :lol:


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