Phases in Poker !!

    • shyshen
      Joined: 30.09.2010 Posts: 27
      Hi all .. !!
      I just completed the quiz,took me a while :D but while i was reading and listening to lectures i did not understand one thing ... !!
      I get confused by the phases of play when tutorial says

      The early phase (You have more than 24 big blinds)

      The middle phase (You have between 14 and 24 big blinds)

      and so on ... !!

      Can anybody inform me more about this ... !!
      How do i have more then 24 big blings if im just starting a game ... !!

      Thank you very much !!
  • 4 replies
    • Bigniux
      Joined: 09.01.2009 Posts: 2,098
      Hey, shyshen, and welcome to the community :)

      In sngs, you start with 50-75bb (it may vary depending on sng's blind structure). Blinds increases every few minutes, so you stack size in big blinds shrinks. Also, you might win/lose some pots which will also change your stacksize ;)
    • Chenghao
      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      say you have a stack of 1500 in a tournament

      Early phase
      when blinds are at 10/20 you have 75 big blinds (1500 /20)
      when its 15/30 you have 50 big blinds
      when its 25/50 you have 30 big blinds

      mid phase
      when its 50/100 you have 15 big blinds

      Late phase
      when its 100/200 you have 7.5 big blinds

      The other way to see where you are at in a tournament is M levels ( the amount of orbits your stack can last you by posting only blinds and antes)
    • HannesZ
      Joined: 30.06.2010 Posts: 16,311
      Thank you for your answers :)
    • shyshen
      Joined: 30.09.2010 Posts: 27
      Ye i forgot to say tnx :D sory to all who gaved me a kind reply :D :D you helped me !!