Jesse Rockowitz bagged the chiplead on Day 1A of the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis main event. The Northern California native is poised to make yet another deep run, putting away 191,100 in chips for ...
Playing an Extremely Short Stack, Part III
by Steve Zolotow | Published: Aug 22, 2012
I began this series of columns by stating that one of the most important skills a tournament player can develop is the ability to make the correct play with an extremely short stack. When I state something this strongly, I am usually quite confident that it is correct. In this case, I am still confident that I am right. One of the most important skills a tournament player can develop is the ability to make the correct play with an extremely short stack. But I was lax in not providing some explanation of why this is the case. Why is playing a short stack an important skill for a tournament player, and not a particularly important skill for a cash game player? Let’s look at two similar situations – one from a cash game and one from a tournament. Cash game: No antes, blinds $10-$20. The game looks good and ...
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