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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


Playing an Extremely Short Stack, Part III

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Aug 22, 2012

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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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