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How to play short-handed (with charts)

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In this article
  • The difference between short-handed and full-ring poker
  • The Open Raising Chart (ORC) and other charts

A poker game is considered short-handed when 3-6 players are dealt cards. The strategy and general approach to playing in such games is quite different from that in a heads up or a full-ring game.

Short-handed games are much more aggressive than full-ring games. Swings tend to be larger, since you play more hands. On the other hand, your chances of winning increase as well, since a lot of poor players are attracted to the heavy action found in short-handed games.

This article will give you a detailed overview of how your strategy should change when you switch from full-ring to short-handed play. You will also get new charts to help you find the right course of action before the flop.


The ORC and additional pre-flop charts


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Comments (6)

#1 mouse89, 06 Oct 08 14:43


#2 Terro84, 25 Feb 09 16:54

Very good presentation!

#3 Jeero, 17 May 09 04:23

I can't access the charts.

#4 kipperkalle, 20 May 09 06:12

Yup, chart link is broken.

#5 Rhapsode, 23 Nov 09 22:07

Excellent presentation. The charts are very useful if followed correctly. Thanks!

#6 bankrollmanagment, 25 May 10 08:53

cool explanations, but for a while they hellp only to loose money a little bit slower than usualy