Playing Short-handed - Part 1

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  • Shorthanded
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Description

opabumbi shows you how to become a successful short-handed player.

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Comments (9)

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  • marcianoskate

    #1

    Nice intro, waiting for the rest of the series.
  • feinfuehl

    #2

    first??!
  • gadget51

    #3

    Cool idea, thank you. :)
  • fastroller

    #4

    Thanks man I'm really trying hard to master FL SH and this will definitely help.
  • Pikfrik

    #5

    can't wait for the rest...;)
  • Foxxxen

    #6

    There is an error in this presentation regarding the cause of wider ranges in SH as opposed to FR. Opabumbi states that we must widen our ranges as a consequence of paying the blinds more frequently, but this is actually not the case. It has no bearing on our ranges how often or seldom we pay the blinds; one hand is independent of the next one.

    For example, I open the same basic range on the button in a FR game as I do in a SH game. It is true however, that our VPIP will be higher overall in a SH game, but this is simply due to us playing wider ranges on average in an orbit, as a consequence of dropping the first 4 positions.

    Now, I'm not saying that our ranges won't differ between SH and FR, they probably will, but this is due to adjusting to other players who do not know how to adjust themselves, and not due to the frequency of the blinds and an imagined "price per hand".
  • Foxxxen

    #7

    There is an error in this presentation regarding the cause of wider ranges in SH as opposed to FR. Opabumbi states that we must widen our ranges as a consequence of paying the blinds more frequently, but this is actually not the case. It has no bearing on our ranges how often or seldom we pay the blinds; one hand is independent of the next one.

    For example, I open the same basic range on the button in a FR game as I do in a SH game. It is true however, that our VPIP will be higher overall in a SH game, but this is simply due to us playing wider ranges on average in an orbit, as a consequence of dropping the first 4 positions.

    Now, I'm not saying that our ranges won't differ between SH and FR, they probably will, but this is due to adjusting to other players who do not know how to adjust themselves, and not due to the frequency of the blinds and an imagined "price per hand".
  • caeci

    #8

    Wonderful description,thanks a lot!
    Have a nice day!
  • poompah

    #9

    The information contained in this video is good -- but spread out into 30 mins when 15 mins is easily enough.
    Too much waffling around the point and apparently losing the plot a bit(?)
    Make clear precise points -- use a script and workflow to keep the video crisp and to the point.
    The talk about each hand costing 0.25bb compared to 0.15bb for FR is just nonsense -- everyone pays the same for blinds -- its not about the cost its about playing the blinds more often - stealing and defending OOP
    Thhat is one of the key skills and principal difference between FR and SH. How you play the blinds has a huge impact on your WR and can really hold you back as you move up.

    Sorry guys -- but this video is too much blah blah and not enough precision. If the purpose was simply to clarify the differences between FR and SH -- rather than teaching strategy per se -- that can be achieved in 10-12 minutes.