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StrategyNo Limit Midstack

Short Stack Strategy: How to play against other SSS players?


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  • another short-stack player
  • recognise them and adapt

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Comments (15)

#1 mouse89, 06 Oct 08 14:58


#2 BaronPocket, 22 Nov 08 08:28

Interesting charts. Deserve a look.

#3 deadcat, 11 Dec 08 08:17

The basic reraise range table is different from the one is the basic article.
Which one is correct??

#4 SaymonMD, 17 Feb 09 14:15

hard to understand from 1st time...must reread it:)

#5 purplefizz, 09 Mar 09 07:03

@3 follow the one from the basic article UNLESS you've identified someone as using SSS, then you use the one here when playing against him.

#6 krygeris, 05 Apr 09 09:53

If you want to use it perfectly, you must repeat and reapeat this.. :)

#7 MrJohnAce, 14 Jul 09 11:30

I don't get it... Someone please explain to me how the Stack-Size:Size-of-Raise ratio is calculated. (In easy to understand basic formulas, eg. Stack-Size = Hero's Stack + x - y and Raise-Size = x - (y + z), please)

I've calculated in various ways and I never get to the above mentioned ratios of 3:1 (Example 4) and 3.8:1 (Example 5). Sometimes I get to the one, but I can't seem to get to the other with the same calculation. PLEASE Help! With such frustration, I don't need suck-outs from bad players to TILT, I just try to figure this page out and then start out on TILT automatically at the tables. ;-)

Thanx in advance.

#8 DaveX77, 25 Aug 09 14:13

@7: the ratio is calculated as
'your remaining stack size after your raise' : 'size of your raise'
example 4: 'preflop stack'=$2, 'raise'=$0.5, 'remaining stack'=$1.5
$1.5 : $0.5 = 3:1
Hope it helps :-)

#9 xero100, 17 Sep 09 17:41

#8 thanks

#10 pootsman, 19 Sep 09 13:55

Very useful. And thanks to dave. ^^ :)

#11 cavitaro, 30 Nov 09 05:48

great article. It fills a lot of gaps in sss playing, avoiding -ev plays, and optimizing profit. I bet there's not much sss players in the micro/low limits who knows this..

#12 antonin87, 06 Jan 10 10:24

klidně přečíst znova docela složitý počty na poprvé jsem malinko zmatenej

#13 darkrum18, 04 Jun 10 18:14

you would have to be a genius to do all this math at multiple tables, and then only to make a few extra bucks a day if your running good lol

I think its good to recognize a SSS player, and just by knowing his range and common sense on stack sizes, you can make +Ev decisions

#14 diutza, 24 Aug 10 11:48

very good article, I'm playing SSS to clear a bonus and lost very often with TT, JJ, AKo. Now I can optimise the strategy and avoid some future losses.

#15 amirarsalanking, 10 Jul 11 14:36