Definition of Short-Handed
What does the term short-handed mean in poker? What is the definition of the term short-handed?
The term "short-handed" refers to when there are just a couple of players in a game.
It is 3 am and you are at the local casino. You have been sitting in a $5/$10 game all night long.
The game, which was full (and had a waiting list) 4-5 hours ago, has now dwindled down to just 3 players (including yourself). There are spots for ten players in this game, but only three seats are being filled.
This is a "short-handed" game, as there are just a couple of players participating, and there are plenty of open seats.
You log in to Full Tilt Poker and sit down at a 9-handed $5/$10 PLO table. There are just two other players in the game. You have just sat down at a "short-handed" Pot Limit Omaha table.
The advantage of playing at a short-handed table? There are a couple:
1) You will be dealt many more hands over the course of an hour.
2) You will have more opportunities to play against a "bad" player.
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