This is why I play half-stacked

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    • Southofheaven
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      rofl you play halfstacked to lose less when getting sucked out?sorry but that's the most stupid thing i've ever heard really - how about winning more if you have a bigger stack?
    • ExternalUseOnly
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      was this thread purposly created so people would flame you?
    • awishformore
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      No, he plays half-stacked because he wouldn't let go of an overpair for 100BB, so he can reduce his losses that he suffers because of bad play to 50BB -.-
    • Hahaownedlolz
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      it could be worse...

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      PokerStars
      7 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $0.25+$0.00

      Stacks:
      UTG Spagellocke (7,085)
      UTG+1 Hero (1,615)
      MP One Eye Kat (2,125)
      CO Player Snake (4,720)
      BTN karo47 (2,800)
      SB Iron27 (13,955)
      BB ropato05 (4,670)

      Blinds: 100/200

      Pre-Flop: (300, 7 players) Hero is UTG+1 A:spade: A:diamond:
      Spagellocke calls 200, Hero raises to 500, 5 folds, Spagellocke raises to 800, Hero goes all-in 1,615, Spagellocke calls 815

      Flop: K:club: 5:club: 3:club: (3,530, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: 9:heart: (3,530, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: 7:club: (3,530, 2 players, 1 all-in)
      Hero says "lol wow.. really?"

      Final Pot: 3,530
      Spagellocke shows a flush, Ace high
      A:heart: A:club:
      Hero shows a pair of Aces
      A:spade: A:diamond:

      Spagellocke wins 3,530 (net +1,915)

      Hero lost 1,615
    • ZexKK
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    • Hahaownedlolz
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      Originally posted by ZexKK
      Originally posted by Southofheaven
      rofl you play halfstacked to lose less when getting sucked out?sorry but that's the most stupid thing i've ever heard really - how about winning more if you have a bigger stack?
      On NL10 I never got more then 7$ from a guy, but I lost 10$ several thimes, so why risk with full stack?
      I know that with bigger stack I should win more when I hit, but that just doesn't happen to me.
      With 50bb I often double up, get of the table and that's how I am building my bankroll.
      Your logic is flawed, and that's hardly a bad beat. That happens atleast 2-3 times a day to me and i only play like 1000 hands a day. If you don't feel comfortable playing with a bigstack then play with a halfstack. Or more what's more likely, your not following proper BRM.. In the end though, you will only lose out on money because you only can get half their stacks at most.
    • supeyrio
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      if you have never ever doubled up a 100bb stack, then probably you havent played enough. because even a losing donk would have achieved doubling his 100bb stack once.
      well, a good strategy is a winning strategy. if playing 50bb wins you money, then i say play 50bb. what most people here are saying is that, you aint going to do well with 50bb, or more factually, 100bb is almost statistically more + ev than 50bb.
    • ZhiCheng
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      Originally posted by ZexKK
      Originally posted by Southofheaven
      rofl you play halfstacked to lose less when getting sucked out?sorry but that's the most stupid thing i've ever heard really - how about winning more if you have a bigger stack?
      On NL10 I never got more then 7$ from a guy, but I lost 10$ several times, so why risk with full stack?
      I know that with bigger stack I should win more when I hit, but that just doesn't happen to me.
      With 50bb I often double up, get of the table and that's how I am building my bankroll.
      You mean today?




















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    • Joshquan
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      Are you grailer in disguise?
    • TetraQuark
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      ppl just getting stupider every day... :f_confused:
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Thou chosen the path of weak and as weakling thou shall perish!
    • Psderrr
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      Good lord that was the gayest shit ever.
    • Zemnieks11
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      Originally posted by ZexKK

      On NL10 I never got more then 7$ from a guy, but I lost 10$ several times, so why risk with full stack?
      I know that with bigger stack I should win more when I hit, but that just doesn't happen to me.
      With 50bb I often double up, get of the table and that's how I am building my bankroll.
      I have played MSS alot in NL10 and NL20 and if you know what are you doing you can bee winning player. 50bb is easier to play with your QQ+ cos you just go broke on turn if there are no overcards or heavy drawy board, also bluffing 50bb stack player is harder since they go broke more often. But again you loose alot of value with sets and you have bad oods in 3-bet pre flop pots.
      100bb play really needs more skill when to fold big hands(TPTK) and when is/not opponnet bluffing you.
      If you like to play 50bb and you are winning with it..then do it.
    • Octhellior
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      Originally posted by Gregor86
      ppl just getting stupider every day... :f_confused:
      Which is good news... right? :f_p:
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Originally posted by Octhellior
      Originally posted by Gregor86
      ppl just getting stupider every day... :f_confused:
      Which is good news... right? :f_p:
      Would be better if they played full stacked and higher tho
    • alejandrosh
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      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      Originally posted by Octhellior
      Originally posted by Gregor86
      ppl just getting stupider every day... :f_confused:
      Which is good news... right? :f_p:
      Would be better if they played full stacked and higher tho
      +1
    • Hahaownedlolz
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      Originally posted by alejandrosh
      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      Originally posted by Octhellior
      Originally posted by Gregor86
      ppl just getting stupider every day... :f_confused:
      Which is good news... right? :f_p:
      Would be better if they played full stacked and higher tho
      +1
      -1, come play sng's at pokerstars :D