SAGE system


What is SAGE system about?

SAGE system
Below 10 big blinds you can only play in a push or fold mode (raise all-in or fold). The SAGE system is a very efficient method that enables you to take the most optimal decisions (but does not protect you from a bad beat for sure….).
The SAGE system enables you to know with hands you should go all-in or call an all-in from an opponent.
First calculate your ratio : (your stack) / (big blind + ante if any)
The SAGE method only applies to ratios inferior or equal to 7.
example : your stack is 10 000 and the BB is 2 000 your ratio is then 5
Second, calculate the strenghth of your starting hand:
  • each card is worth its facial value : 2 for 2, 13 for K and 15 for A
  • the value of the highest of the 2 card is doubled
  • if you have a pocket pair add 22 to the total
  • if you cards are suited add 2
example : say you hold 109 of heart the strength of your hand is 31.
Last you have to compare the strength of your hand to your ratio as per the table below :
  • If ratio is 1 : push with 17 and call with 0
  • If ratio is 2 : push with 21 and call with 17
  • If ratio is 3 : push with 22 and call with 24
  • If ratio is 4 : push with 23 and call with 26
  • If ratio is 5 : push with 24 and call with 28
  • If ratio is 6 : push with 25 and call with 29
  • If ratio is 7 : push with 26 and call with 30