SSS question

    • 6604282
      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 3
      Hey people,

      im really new with SSS and i just dont understand the chart what tells what to do if someone raises after you in preflop. It says im suppose to play AA and AK in the same way. Sounds pretty stupid to me?! Why this starting hand chart has to be so simplified? Can someone explain me why, please?

      Thank you..
  • 2 replies
    • Puciek
      Joined: 23.01.2008 Posts: 657
      Because it is +ev to go all the way preflop with AK while playing sss, a lot of time you will be facing QQ/KK/AQ/AK against which you got outs.
    • Chiller3k
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 4,326
      Hi 6604282,

      that's all explained in the "What is the Short Stack Strategy?" article.

      Even if our opponent has a more or less tight calling range we are still a slight favorite:

      	        equity 	           win 	tie 	     pots won      pots tied	
      Hand 0: 	41.945%  	34.88% 	07.12% 	       3304956 	   674539.50   { TT+, AJs+, KQs, AJo+, KQo }
      Hand 1: 	58.055%  	51.01% 	07.12% 	       4833599 	   674559.50   { AKs, AKo }

      And the praxis shows that people on low limits call even looser so our equity is way bigger.

      Best regards,