Starting hand chart for shorthanded play

    • Akainu
      Akainu
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      Joined: 03.01.2012 Posts: 7
      The starting hand chart for the BS strategy is for FR, right?

      Do you use the same for SH (making it 2 middle positions, 2 late positions and 2 blinds) or is there another one for shorthanded play?

      Thanks
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    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,758
      From: How to play before the flop
      "WHAT IF THERE ARE LESS THAN 10 PLAYERS AT THE TABLE?
      So far we assumed there were 10 players at the table, but this isn't always the case.

      If there are only 9 players at the table, you drop one early position. If there are only 8 players at the table, there is only one early position. With 7 players or less at the table, there are no early positions at all.

      For every empty seat you eliminate one position, starting with the early positions, then the middle, and so on"


      When I was learning I looked at the positions like this :)

      UTG / MP / CO / BU / SB / BB

      Hope this helps out!
    • michel2311
      michel2311
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      Joined: 14.11.2011 Posts: 2,121
      SHC for SH is much looser and available if you have silver status. Is it not a "rule" that you leave the table when there are fewer than 7 positions are occupied?