Floating Deep Stacked

    • NateMilla
      NateMilla
      Basic
      Joined: 10.06.2012 Posts: 38
      Today I placed 39/5000 on the Carbon $50.00 Freeroll, but I really thought I could've done better.

      Here's the situation I ran into.

      Sitting on 90bb;
      Cards go dead;
      Transferred to a table with top two chip leaders;
      Blinds raise a couple levels;
      Move from 3rd to 24th;
      Sitting on 20bb;
      Shove AJo in position, 77 calls for my KO.

      I guess my question is, when your cards start to go dead, is it better to play aggressive and find opportunities to steal, or could I have floated until I really found a set? My VP's about 32% but I constantly change my style of play.

      I can play 20-30 hands at 40vpip and the next 30 at 12vpip. It really depends.
  • 3 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      it mostly depends on your opponents. If they are starting to 3-bet you or shoving or there are a lot of stacks that would get all-in against your opens then it is better to wait good starting hands (top 15%). If players are passive and fold a lot then you can really loosen up an likely continue growing your chip stack

      Personally I don´t like open shove AJ from 20bb- I think there are more profitable spots either to raise/fold (against nits) or raise/call against loose players.

      best regards,
    • Asaban
      Asaban
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 8,242
      Originally posted by Kaitz20
      Hi,

      it mostly depends on your opponents. If they are starting to 3-bet you or shoving or there are a lot of stacks that would get all-in against your opens then it is better to wait good starting hands (top 15%). If players are passive and fold a lot then you can really loosen up an likely continue growing your chip stack

      Personally I don´t like open shove AJ from 20bb- I think there are more profitable spots either to raise/fold (against nits) or raise/call against loose players.

      best regards,
      #2

      Your play style should reflect your opponents behaviour. If they are tight there is no point in folding everything. Try to steal more often!
      If they are loose-aggressive tighten up a bit and try to get into profitable situations with your strong holdings.

      If you have any further questions feel free to ask!

      Regards,
      Asaban
    • amanofhisword
      amanofhisword
      Basic
      Joined: 10.03.2013 Posts: 41
      Hello,

      I would say play basic short stack strategy at 20bb.

      good luck at the tables