DonMcCoy, on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009, 6:02 PM, said:
Yeah, my question probably didn't clarify everything that I wanted to know... So, in the average tourney (I don't want to get into blind specifics).... What starting chip count (on average) constitutes a "deep stack" tourney?
There isn't any specific number that qualifies a tournament as "deep" stacked, really. It's all relative to the blinds. The only online tournaments that I can speak to with experience are the PStars ones, where you generally start with 1500, 2000 or 3000 chips with blinds at 10/20 and no ante. So you're starting with 75/100/150 big blinds in your stack, respectively. I'm not sure if there's a general consensus on what constitutes a "deep" stack in big blinds, but I *THINK* 100+ is generally considered to be deep. The other thing to think about is how quick the levels are. If you're in a turbo, the levels are only 5m, so you have to keep in mind that with 3000 chips you have 150BB's, but that number drops quick as the blinds go to 15/30, 20/40, 25/50 and so on.I wouldn't really say there is such a thing as a "short-stack" tourney. The idea is that the deeper the stacks, the longer the levels, the larger a role skill plays in the tournament as opposed to luck. Except for those $.01 hyper-turbos on PStars (500 chips to start, 25/50 blinds, it's all-in or fold from the get-go).