View Full Version : What's Your Ideal Stack Size Entering L4?

J Chap
07-22-2005, 09:15 PM
I play 33s. I want to set some stack-size mileposts.

Of course, if I score a huge gift and triple up early on, or if I take a terrible beat, this won't apply.

But, assuming a 'typical' array of 30 starting hands, what should I be aiming for entering the 50/100's? I don't like trying to steal the 25/50's, but I think that's a mistake, as my stack tends to be < 800 at this point.

Thoughts (without making me feel like too much of a fool)?

Do Holler Soon!

07-22-2005, 09:21 PM
ideally you want as many chips as possible, but i can usually be somewhat comfortable with at least 800. the lower the stack size is the more aggressive you have to be... thats about it.

07-22-2005, 09:28 PM
8000 chips.


seriously though, i don't shoot for a particular stack size. i just try to play my cards well & i don't worry too much about trying to create "opportunities" where there aren't any just so I can have X chips at the beginning of Y level.
the only exceptions are when I'm short stacked and the blinds are about to go up. I'll gamble then to keep my FE.

J Chap
07-22-2005, 09:31 PM
cool - thanks

07-22-2005, 09:34 PM
So what stack size are you happy with? Ie. not worrying about stealing the blinds?

07-22-2005, 10:00 PM
So what stack size are you happy with? Ie. not worrying about stealing the blinds?

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You should always worry about stealing the blinds. I find 1500 chips satisfying.

07-22-2005, 10:01 PM
1,200 is good. 1,500 is better. 3,000 is phenomenal. 8,000 is ideal.

07-22-2005, 10:26 PM
I go for 1000. So if I have 925 before the final hand of the 25-50 level, I move allin no matter what /images/graemlins/smile.gif

Joking of course, like everyone said its kind of silly to have a goal like that.

07-22-2005, 10:30 PM
10k chips is good post level 4. thats usually my goal. i settle for around 1200 though. holla