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StrategyNo Limit Midstack

MSS Shorthanded - Postflop 1


In this article
  • MSS shorthanded postflop play (in position)
  • Standard lines

It is time to find out more about the shorthanded play. Today we will discuss different situations which occur on this type of tables.

First of all let's list the conditons under which we are going to develop our analysis:

  • 1) Played limits – microlimits (NL $2, NL $5, NL $10).  In all the examples the big blind is 5 cents, but suggested decisions will also work on the lower limits as well as against the bad players on the higher limits. At mid- and high stakes the opponents are much more qualified, game tendencies and dynamics are different. Consider this material a learning path towards success on microlimits. It is taken as a given that you have already studied the articles for beginners and are well aware of the basics.
    MSS - Introduction
    MSS - How to Play Before the Flop
    MSS - How to Play After the Flop
  • 2) 6-max tables only. It means there are always 6 players at the table, no less, no more.
  • 3) The effective stack is 40 big blinds. In reality it happens, of course, quite rarely, unless you are using an auto-rebuy option. Nevertheless the effective stack can be less than 40 ВВ.
  • 4) The techniques described here most likely will not be so profitable on the higher limits.
  • 5) We will not take the rake into account, but it does influence our decisions.
  • 6) We will always play postflop in position.

The hand format will be as following:

Example 1:

$0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Stacks & Stats
UTG ($2.00)
MP ($2.00)
Hero ($2.00)
BU ($2.00)
SB ($2.00)
BB ($2.00)

Preflop: Hero is CO with AhAs
1 fold, MP calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, 3 folds, MP calls $0.20.

Flop: ($0.57) 7d8dAc (2 players) ($1.75)
MP checks, Hero bets $0.50, MP calls $0.50.

Turn: ($1.57) 2h (2 players) ($1.25)
MP checks, Hero bets $1.25, MP calls $1.25.

River: ($1.57) 3d (2 players) ($0)
Final Pot: $4.07

Hero shows AhAs

MP shows Ad2c

After each street the effective stack will be shown in the brackets. Sometimes there will be a showdown.


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Comments (1)

#1 rafdg87, 20 Oct 12 06:51

Great article! When can we other ones?