Final Table Tournament Play and Your Poker Calculator by Marty Smith
... When I am short stack I am looking for anything over 75% in position. Thats one of the reasons I really like using VPIP meter because it will give you a percentage strength on your hand, but more importantly a indication of the aggression at your table. From that information, you may, even being a short stack may want to survive just past the next round of blinds if you figure you can move up a pay scale or two just by sitting and folding. I have done exactly this too, earning an extra ...
Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Strategy - Starting Hands by Rick Braddy
... In tournaments, it's always important to keep track of your chips stack size relative to the blinds and everyone else's stacks. If you're short on chips, then play far fewer hands (tigher), and when you do get a good hand, extract as many chips as you can with it. If you're the big stack, well, you should avoid unnecessary confrontation, but use your big stack position to push everyone around and steal blinds occasionally as well - without risking too many chips in the process (the other ...
Poker Sit and Go Report: The Dynamics of Heads Up Play by Marty Smith
... a pot without going to the river that your position and stack are as much value as your hand itself. This is true for being both the short and big stack in a heads up match because a mistake here will have drastic swing possibilities in the match. For preflop moves though without cards, you really have to have a good read on your competition. If you haven't got holdem indicator yet, the Sklansky Group ratings are just another reason I think it’s the best poker calculator on the market.
Poker Calculators and Multi-Table Tournament Strategies by Marty Smith
... AKos is much more powerful when you are a big stack, as compared to when you are amongst the short stacks and playing on the bubble. This exact situation happened to me last week in the Party Poker Million. I folded the AKos after an early position raise from a big stack, and a re-raise from another big stack. I felt my hand was at least counterfeited, and surely, I must have been up against at least a pair Queens. It was really a question of $500 bucks.
Poker Sit And Go Report - Heads Up Control by Marty Smith
... When short stacked, I play passively, either folding or checking to aggression. If you allow your opponent to be aggressive most of the time, you can trap him into an underdog hand. Whether you win or lose the hand shouldn’t matter to you. You have done your job as the little stack that could. It’s kind of like holding a pocket knife under your leather jacket. He can’t exactly see what you are up to, but just at the right moment, you scare him out of his wits, then he will be more cautious ...
When to Ignore Your Poker Calculator by Marty Smith
... I can practically turn my poker calculator off when I find myself in a tournament short-stacked. You are just not going to get pot odds when you need it, but you can’t wait until becoming so short that 3 other players will find it easy to call you. You need to get heads up, hoping to double up. And that means NOT waiting for your software to tell you to do so. Check that hand selection list and go for it! Most players who use online poker calculators are naturally tight strategists.
Sit and Go Strategies for Poker Prophecy by Marty Smith
... Fold your AJ, KQ, 66, 33, and the like, unless you are short stacked, then over the top is your only play. At this level, players are proud of their win rate and absolutely hate to go out first, or early in a tournament. If you can threaten to cut into their bankroll, they will pause and fold to your aggressive re-raising. 20.01% to 36.9% - Average: These players are the most dangerous in that they may have tendencies of being solid and weak, many of them in poker learning stages that may ...
Texas Holdem Tournament Strategy - Poker Tournament Betting Basics by Rick Braddy
... If you find yourself short-stacked, then this may be as good as it gets. Bluffing will be covered more thoroughly in a later article, but at this point it’d be great to have at least a small pair, as well as a good straight or flush draw (since you’ll also have the potential to make a set of trips, too). In this situation, you have so many good “outs” that your small pair begins to look a lot stronger, and your hand odds acceptable enough to go on a “semi-bluff” at this pot.