Thursday, May 18, 2006

How to NOT Play a Short Stack

18 MAY 06

In the larger game of bankroll management, $100 left of a $700 buy-in is still YOUR $100. It’s also part of the larger bankroll sitting at home in your sock drawer. Giving it away with hands like Q2 sooooted and 42 off-suit, when nearly every hand is capped 4 or 5 way preflop should be viewed as an assault on the larger bankroll, not just the chips in front of you.

Or at least, that’s what I should have told myself last night.

Final thought: MUST re-read Felicia’s thoughts about poker psychology.

1 comment:

cc said...

I wonder how much the $100-left leak has cost me? At least $1000 I would guess in small chunks here and there. Better to simply stand up and leave, although I'm not too good at it. Have a good holiday.