50 BB max buy-in strategy for a live game

    • SalamiandCheese
      SalamiandCheese
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      From what I hear, the local casino has 50BB max buy-in for the nl games. It's Casino Niagara if anyone's familiar with the place.

      What kind of adjustments are needed for these conditions? I'm thinking that I should only play 88+, and play hands with more high card value, J10s is maybe the lowest I should play?

      I hear that these games are pretty loose so I think 3 and 4 betting preflop and looking to get the money in by the turn is a good idea? Avoiding marginal spots with draws might not be profitable because of the smaller stacks?

      Any ideas?
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    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      In a Casino, I tend to play more deepstack poker thus buying in very very deep. you really can't play as a tiny shortstack (50bb) because you only play on 1 table and it's very boring for you and the rest of the table.

      Also you won't get much action if you got dealt Aces but folded 38 times in a row for instance

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • SalamiandCheese
      SalamiandCheese
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      It's not that, the max buy-in of the game is 50BB's.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Originally posted by SalamiandCheese
      It's not that, the max buy-in of the game is 50BB's.
      maximum 0o

      Then never play on such a table imo since it would bore you to death since your pokertoolbox is sooo limited to the amount of BBs you have.. You can't do much then buy-in as a ShortStack player to ensure yourself you are playing +EV..

      I definitly would not recommend playing on such a table..
    • adr0001
      adr0001
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      Originally posted by SalamiandCheese
      What kind of adjustments are needed for these conditions? I'm thinking that I should only play 88+, and play hands with more high card value, J10s is maybe the lowest I should play?
      In this game you are looking to have an overpair on the flop or a top pair with a good kicker. Wait for medium or big pocket pairs and for big cards that make top pair with a good kicker and raise them preflop. If the game is passive you can also limp small pocket pairs and suited connectors.
      The fact that the game is loose is very important because in a multiway pot you can commit very easily with an overpair or with top pair given the fact that you only have 50BB(the pot will be big enough). If you miss the flop check and fold. If you hit TP your goal is to put all your money in.
      The advice I gave you is only for loose games(you raise preflop and 4-5 players call you).