# Short stack strategy – how do you play before the flop? Strategy: No Limit.

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Short stack strategy – how do you play before the flop? Strategy: No Limit

What is your position on the table? BU CO MP3MP2 MP1 UTG3UTG2 UTG1 SBBB

Das Starting Hands Chart (SHC) What cards do you play? If nobody raised, you raise with.... You are in the early position JJ to AA AK You are in the middle positions 99 to AA AK, AQ You are in the late position or the blinds 77 to AA AT, AJ, AQ, AK, KQ If an opponent bets, you go all-in with… There was 1 raise before you JJ to AA AK There were 2 or more raises before youKK, AA Somebody after you raises TT to AA AK

The starting hand chart (SHC) What cards do you play? How big is your raise? Nobody raised before you 4 Big blinds + 1 big blind per opponent who called before you Somebody raised before or behind you You go directly all-in You resteals or somebody tries to resteal You go directly all-in Resteals You resteal with 88 to AA AJ to AK If your opponent attempts to resteal, you goo all- in with 99 to AA AJ to AK

Card abbreviations Each card is illustrated through a letter or a number. Here the label relates to the English terms (for example: Q = queen). Starting Hands Chart - explanations Ace King Queen Jack Ten Nine A K Q J T 9

If nobody raised The SHC tells you whether or not your cards are good enough to raise from your position. If they arent, you fold. If you raise, then by 4 big blinds + 1 big blind per player who has already called. If an opponent bets If somebody raised before you or if somebody raises your bet, you can see in the SHC whether or not you should go all in directly or fold. The hands you go all in with depend on the situation. Resteals Blind steal: A player raises in late position or in the small blind after all players before him folded. Re-steal:An opponent is confronted with a blind steal and goes all in. The lower part of the SHC tells you which cards you should re-steal with, or, with which cards you should go-all in with in response to a re-steal. Starting Hands Chart - explanations

Game limit: NL10 (Blinds 0.05/0.10) Cards: Position: Early position (UTG+2) Situation: Both players fold before you, what do you do now? According to the SHC, AQ is folded in the early position so this is what you should do. Cards: Position: Middle position (MP3) Situation: Two players called the big blind before you. According to the SHC, you should raise with 99 in the middle position. The rule for a raise: 5 BB + 1 BB for each player that already called. Thus, you raise by 6 BB. With a big blind of \$0.10, that would be \$0.60. Examples

Game limit: NL10 (Blinds 0.05/0.10) Cards: Position: Late position (BU) Situation: A player from the middle position raised, what do you do? I n the second part of the SHC you can see that you should go all-in with AK if exactly one person raised before you.. Cards: Position: Big Blind Situation: A player in the late position raised to \$0.40. A raise from the late position is also called a blind steal. I n the third part of the SHC you will find the entry that you should re-steal, or go all-in, with all hands that are 88 and better and with AJ, AQ and AK.

You learned …that you should never call before the flop. If you play, then raise! …what your position is and how you figure it out. …which cards you play in which situation. …that you raise to 4 big blinds + 1 big blind per player who called if nobody raised yet. …that you should bet all of your money – or go all-in – as soon as somebody raises before you or after you, provided your hand is playable. …what a blind steal and re-steal are and when you should use these moves. Summary

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