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Pot-Limit Omaha: The Stack-to-Pot Ratio (SPR) Part II

Low-SPR Situations and Ultra-Low SPR Situations

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jan 11, 2012


Note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume I: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play. In my last column, we gave an introduction to the Stack-to-Pot Ratio, which is the ratio of the effective stacks to the current size of the pot. For example, if you have a $1,000 remaining stack and there is $100 in the pot, then your SPR is $1,000/$100 or simply 10. Alternatively, let’s say there’s $100 in the pot, you have a $1,000 stack (for an SPR of 10) and are heads up with an opponent who only has a $300 stack (for an SPR of $300/$100 or 3); in this case, the effective SPR is the SPR of the smaller stack — which is 3 — because the size of the smaller stack is all that you are playing for. We also discussed high-SPR situations — when the SPR > 13 ...

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