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  • blinds

    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....?
    Bracelet Winner

  • #2
    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.


    • #3

      Thanks for your feedback i appreciate it!
      Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        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.
        Bracelet Winner


        • #5
          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; Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:29 AM.



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