Originally Posted by cAmmAndo
I usually buy in for 100BB and top off regularly if necessary so I am not generally playing 60bb deep but sometimes if I lose an early pot will play at 60BB until my button comes around before topping off or if I am tilty may wait another whole orbit. In those cases my range looks something like this...
You'rer not going to be deep enough to set mine a preflop raiser so I would only play baby pairs if I can limp them in late position with little fear of being raised by the blinds... or limp them from the blinds.
60 BB deep I am looking to 3B for value with QQ+ and squeze with 88 or 99+ Pre.
TPTK or better OTF I am looking to get as much of my stack in as possible against calling stations. So except for baby pairs that I can limp in late position or call a very small raise (well under 10% of eff. stacks) and close the action, my range is something like AKo+ AQs and 99+ from any position.
From C/O and Button I add AQo KJs+ KQo+. Opening for a standard raise of 11-15 depending on table. If we sit to the right of a nitty player we can have almost two buttons per orbit.
If it's a limpy table and we have a limited bankroll we might want to just speculatively limp our connected broadways such as QJ in late position when possible just to see a cheap flop. We are really looking to flop those hands big OESD, combo draw or 2P.
We don't have much of a budget for speculating at 60 bbs deep though so we want to stick mostly to the premiums. Once we win a few pots, increase our stack a bit and develop a solid table image we can consider widening our range and loosening up.
If you drop much below 50 BBs you will really be looking to play exclusively a short stack strat usually shoving pre.
At an aggro table you need to tighten up. Drop the speculative stuff completely unless you are closing the action. Pretty much opening pots with hands you are willing to go to the felt with... see 5 cards with hands that are ahead of Laggy villains 3betting range.
I used to play 60bb in a very laggy game. players calling preflop with speculative hands and not understanding their stacks were too short and also players looking to steal pots and open large(7x bb).
Originally I played a std tag game like I had 100-150bb in front of me. Worked alright but not optimal.
You are mostly looking to fold/call in EP. Fold your bad hands and also your speculative hands if there is alot of raising behind(you wont be getting proper implied). If the table is very laggy and people are opening habitually with low pp, AJ, AT and the such or even raising after limpers with these hands then in EP limp your mid-high pockets, AK, AQ and then 3bet shove.
In LP you are looking to get in cheap with speculative hands(just limp) and raise with your big hands obv. Thing is you can't profitably call a 4x bb raise with drawing hands that often. Hands like AK become more profitable and easier to play as you can size your PF raises to shove flop bc ur not too deep.
basically becomes a boring game of looking for pf shove opps and folding all the fun hands to play bc ur not deep enough.
Also TPGK hands(AK, AQ, KQ, KJ) become pretty good money makers at a loose table. if you have loose players who are getting in with JT, QT, AJ, AT they will pay you off since they are not afraid of losing a large stack. just make sure you identify the lags and the tags since the tags will pick you off with better TPGK hands.