What is Short Stack in Poker?

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Having a short stack means playing with an amount of chips that is relatively low in comparison to the blinds.

Generally anything less than 20 big blinds is a short stack. Can also refer to whoever has the least amount of chips at the table in a tournament. “I was short-stacked with a 14-big-blind stack and moved all in with pocket fours.”

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