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messi367messi367 Red Chipper Posts: 24 ✭✭

I am currently playing at a $1-3 game where the minimum buyin is $50 and the max buyin is $300. I have been buying in for $260 because I bought in for $200 at $1-2 games and for $1-3 I feel it is best to have the same amount of BBs as I did for $1-2.

I am wondering how many BBs do other people buyin for and if you get to a short stack do you add on money or just play you're short stack. I just don't enjoy playing with the short stack as much because you do not have room to make as many plays. I would like to know what people think the best strategy is and what they typically do.

I would really appreciate peoples' input on this.



  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Las VegasPosts: 4,745 -
    Uhm... If you bought in for $200 at $1/$2 giving you 100bb, wouldn't the appropriate buy-in at $1/$3 be $300?

    It sounds like you prefer to have postflop maneuverability, in which case buying in for the max would be natural.
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  • John ValentineJohn Valentine Red Chipper Posts: 110 ✭✭
    At my local casino, if they start a 1/3 game then the max is $300. However, if you sit down at a 1/3 game already running you can buy In for equal to max amount in front of any other player. I've seen people buy in for up to $2000.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Las VegasPosts: 4,745 -
    Suggest you invite @persuadeo & co that sounds like their form of heaven.
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  • Jordan PowerJordan Power Red Chipper Posts: 530 ✭✭✭
    Woah what room is that?!
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,367 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's not uncommon.
  • messi367messi367 Red Chipper Posts: 24 ✭✭
    My bad I was thinking M ratio rather to BBs. Do you guys ever add on to your stack or do you play it out with the short stack?
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Las VegasPosts: 4,745 -
    Once in a blue moon I'll get short and decide there's some table dynamic I can exploit in that condition, but 99/100 I top off to 100bb or more.
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  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 5,007 ✭✭✭✭✭
    As I'm sure you know, M ratio is irrelevant for cash games. I sometimes enjoy playing a short stack as it's kind of relaxing for a change, but like GameKat I won't do it unless I see the right table condition. Topping off is normal for me, and I usually just take extras out of my pocket. If there's a rule where I can buy in for more, then I just assess the situation. It makes no sense to buy in for $2,000 if there's a good pro with $2,000 and a couple losers with $200. If it were the other way around then of course.

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