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Old 06-29-2020, 06:32 AM   #1
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Choosing RFI range with varying stack sizes

[Choosing Correct RFI Range] If you are playing 6-handed, how do you decide which RFI range to use? Say, for example, you and three others have 200bb and the remaining two players have 100bb... Do you use a 200bb or the 100bb range?

Although the question above is intentionally simplified, by way of background, I play in a regular 5/10 game that has players with anywhere from 50bbs to 500bbs. Generally, two or three players try to buy close to the big stack as provided by the house rules. My practice has been to select my open sizes to my stack size (say 200bbs) even if there are shorter stacks (50bbs) and larger stacks (500bbs). If I happen to be one of the 500bb players, I will aim for open sizes closer to the average stack.

I realize the situation isnít always that clear, so any general guidance on how you select your open sizes and ranges based on varying stack sizes would be much appreciated.
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Re: Choosing RFI range with varying stack sizes

I'm rarely in that situation (playing online where most people top up), but I guess I'd play a range according to the average of the various stacks, but when deciding on the average stack, I'd possibly put more weight on the size of the "most active" player (i.e. the guy that's most likely to enter the pot). In many games, this would be the big blind. (When I play tournaments and most players are short, I'm particularly conscious about opening too wide if the SB or BB have "3-bet shoving stacks", whereas I'm less concerned about someone acting straight after me, but that has several players after him (e.g. in middle position) as he's unlikely to jam light when others can wake up with a hand after him).
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