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Shallow money - Sun Jan 12, 2003, 04:53 PM
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Could someone please explain in simple terms the difference between deep and shallow money.

I understand the concept im just not which is deep and which is shallow




Cheers Steve
 
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Tue Jan 14, 2003, 11:53 PM
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I am surprised no one has responded. I will give this my best shot, but if Noodles reads this , He is the best at giving these types of explanations.

"Deep" money is when you and/or most players have a lot of chips or money is relation to the blinds. Example is when a 10,000 chips tourny starts and the blinds are 25-50. Your stack is 200 times the big blind.

"Shallow" money is when you do NOT have a lot of chips/money in relation to the blinds. Example is when you have 5,000 in chips and the antes are 200 with blinds at 500 and 1000. With a 10-person table that means a "lap" of blinds and antes cost you 3500. That eats up a stack very quickly.

There are a lot of strategic decisions based on the ratio of you stack size to the big blind.


Hope this helps.

Shane aka Jeff
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2003, 11:54 AM
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Just a suggestion, but perhaps, since this is a school, a "poker glossary" might be helpful (I wasn't sure quite how this was defined, either!).


Dan
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Wed Jan 15, 2003, 12:56 PM
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http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/pok...glossary-a.htm[/url]
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2003, 02:57 PM
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a-HA!

Thanx, ironside! There must be many such gems deeply buried in this site.

Still, I noticed the "deep-" and "shallow-money" aren't in there...


Dan
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Wed Jan 15, 2003, 04:05 PM
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In tournament play I tend to think the number of trips around the table I can buy with my current stack. More than 10 rounds I tend to play normal. Under 10 to 4 rounds I expand my choices some, but I want to be able to make a move and not give opponents proper odds to call (as is that stops most of them). Under 3 and it is usually push and pray.

Somewhere around 10 rounds or 1/2 of par stack is where I feel "shallow" money play begins in PSO toruneys.
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2003, 05:26 PM
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Deep means there is a lot of money in play at the table in relation to the blinds/ante. Shallow means the opposite.

For example, in a raised pot, if it was over 10% of relevant stacks to call a bet, then you are in a shallow money situation. 10% or less to call is deep.

In an unraised pot, probably around 20X BB stacks is the borderline, with a bit bit more with an ante. Something around that, roughly.
 
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Thu Jan 16, 2003, 04:29 PM
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