Short Stack hand..tried something new.
Ok, so I posted last time about buying in for max when you show up late to a game. I read a lot of replys and figured if it worked out I would try a bit of Short Stack strategy and see how it went.
$1/$2 homegame 10players. stacks where from about $100 to $200ish
I showed up only about 5 hands late. I decided to buy in for only $100 and see what happens. About 40mins in Im down to $60 bucks. Usually I would at the very least top off but wanted to see what I could do with my shortie stack.
I'm folding all my SC's, small PP's and am patiently waiting for a spot to shove, Im thinking my shovey dovey range here is prob 77 or AJs or better to get it in under good circumstances.
A short time passes and I wake up with 99 on the button. All the players have me covered. UTG(very lose player I've played with a ton he has around $100) raises to $10. 4 callers and it gets to me and I shove. Now some players see $60 is a kind big raise and other understand I basically put in a pot sized bet.
UTG calls. folds to C/O(has about $180 and is guy I've never seen before) he shows me AJs and says...I know you have me dominated, of course I'm praying for a fold. He tanks a bit then mucks. (he should have never showed me what he foled..that info really helped me the rest of the night with him)
Flop is AJ9, turn brick river brick. Loose UTG shows Q3o(I think it was Q3 but it was Q and little card) He said he thought I was just buying the pot and had to call.--you figure that out.
So I rake the pot of about $170...so am I happy about my SS stategy and how it played otu??
IDK. Had I been deep I would have prob just called on button with 99. Flop a set and take all of the C/O's $$$ but I cannot really think about it that way.
I had a mid--PP up against a guy with basically 3 outs in a pot with $40ish of dead money. I honestly would be thrilled with that every time. Normally you would think I would be up agaist at least paint in this situation. Which I would be thrilled with getting about 3-1 on my $$ in a coin flip(well what you think would normally be a coin flip with most players)...thats a no lose situation but just needing to avoid a Q was nice.
Here's the kicker though after my SS strat worked...its over, now I'm back to playing deep and play from there. So I honestly still like the strat of buying in for max if other players stacks are higher then original max BI or buying in for max at jump street when you show up before things get started.
I ended up cashing out for $705 after about a 6 hour session, so over all it was a fun night.