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Short buys in a casino. One time or more?

Discussion in 'Casinos and Card Rooms' started by TenPercenter, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. TenPercenter

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    I was at caesars and a lady was short buying one every other buy. Short buy, min buy, short buy, min buy, etc. Someone called the floor over and he allowed it.

    It's been my experience that a single short buy is allowed per session. What is your experience?
     
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    I have no experience in the matter, but if she's buying in at any amount that often wouldn't the table be happy to have her in the game?
     
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    Personally, I love playing against short stacks. I'm not aware of a "one time only" rule for min buyins. If it is an issue, seems like the better solution is to raise the minimum, rather than to limit its use.
     
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    The sentiment at the table was that they would rather have someone sit down with 1000 dollars than 100.
     
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    Changing the rules is not really an option, we're playing at a casino.
     
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    What is the difference between a short buy and a min. buy?
     
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    Short buy is usually anywhere between a min buy and half a min buy.
     
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    I've never seen a short buy unless you are referring to adding on, without being felted. ie. if you have a single chip left you can short buy rather than a full min buy. In other words, addons can be less than the min buy. Some casinos permit these short buys if you aren't felted. I've never seen someone felted, short buy.
     
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    Just seems odd.. why wouldn't you play at a smaller stakes table rather than constant short buy/ min buys. I am guessing she got pushed around as a result. Addicted to all in with short stacks?
     
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    This is exactly what I am talking about.
     
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    I don't know the motivation for those that do it, I always max buy.

    The lady is here tonight if I play with her I'll ask her.
     
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    You might teach her something :)
     
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    In a cash game, wouldn't being able to go all in on a short stack provide some defense against being bullied by the big stacks without risking too much $ ?
     
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    Sounds like they've already changed them.
    I suppose you have the possibility to triple or quadruple up without much risk, but it sounds like it's not working for her.
     
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    I guess you could mitigate a bigger loss but you also lose the ability to earn as much if you have the nuts.
     
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    Playing with a short stack against an experienced, deep-stacked player reduces some of the edge that the better player has. A shortie doesn't have to worry about getting outplayed post-flop. In most hands, the shortie has just one decision point: Fold or shove. Admittedly, this requires that the shortie knows how to play a short stack and doesn't fritter away 15-20% of her stack on each hand by limping and hoping to flop two pair.
     
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    I have seen it [short buys] and on the rare occasion done one myself when running out of money on hand instead of going to an ATM.
    I believe that it was allowed because you are allowed to re-buy into the game 1 time after buying in for at least the minimum at that particular stakes table.
    They probably allowed her to keep doing it repeatedly because of her "Min Buys" in between each one.
     
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