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blinds - Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:47 PM
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im wondering why when figuring out how many blinds u have left in a tourney (lets say a stack of 1500 chips) u dont take ur small blind into account as well as ante if there is one?
- chip stack of 1500 (BB is 100) (SB 50)
- 1500/100 = 15BB (but why do we not use our SB too?)
eg. 1500/150 (+ any antes there might be) =10 total blinds (basically 10 more rounds before having to double up....?
 
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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:58 PM
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That is called "M" and was popularized in the Harrington books but I don't remember who he attributed it to. M is the number of "rounds) you stack will survive.

Expressing your stack in big blinds is a bit quicker in the math department so it remains popular.

Good decisions.
 
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Blinds - Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for your feedback i appreciate it!
 
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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:39 PM
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I divide my stack by the number of BB's I have in my stack. I don't count SBs. If the blinds are 50/100 and I have 1,000 chips then it's 10BB in my stack. If I've 1050 chips then I've still 10BBs in my stack.
 
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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:05 PM
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You will find that it doesn't matter which way you calculate it (in either M or in BB's) you will still be making the same decisions, using the example Ovalman had of 1050 chips (blinds 50/100) being 10BB's, and that would be 7M - so you will have the same play for either 10bb or 7M, which ever you prefer to use

Last edited by Barbzz; Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 09:29 PM..
 

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