ALL IN STRATEGIES
Use this quick guide to begin profitably executing all in plays.
REASONS TO MOVE ALL IN
Short Stack: When you are short stacked, it is often better to move all in because it is sometimes your only play. You do not have enough chips to profitably raise and then fold.
For Value: When you are attempting to get maximum value from your hand, and you think your opponent has a strong hand as well, you can move all in to get maximum value from your holding.
As a Bluff: When you are applying the maximum amount of pressure to an opponent in attempts to bluff them out.
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
STACK SIZES TO MOVE ALL IN WITH
If you have 20 big blinds or less, the common play with a hand you choose to play is to just move all in.
If you decide to commit 1/3 of your stack or more (especially before the flop) be prepared to go all the way with the hand and call an all in.
If your stack is less than or equal to the pot, you can choose move all in as a bluff, or for value.