I was recently in the Dominican Republic, and the hotel I stayed at, the Gran Almirante in Santiago, spread poker with BIs being amongst the most ridiculous I'd ever seen.
For NLHE, the blinds were DR$100/200, with the min buy in being DR$2000 (uncapped max BI). $1 USD = ~ DR$40, so we're looking at effectively a $2/5 game, but with a min 10bb BI (!). And predictably, everyone bought in for the min... sometimes after being felted, people re-bought for even less, DR$1000 or 5bb
What adjustments would you advise making for such a shallow stack structure?
What I did is bought in enough to cover everyone (which sadly was 20bb), and treated it like a tournament in the late stages with small effective stacks: my opening size was 3x (or 2x in late position) + 1x for every limper, I tightened up my range considerably, and was playing about 15/12. The only good news is, the players were bad.
Interestingly, I was surprised (and delighted) as a PLO player that they spread Omaha as well... but it was No Limit Omaha, with a single DR$200 blind on the button, and a min buy-in of DR$5000. So at least there they bought in for 25bb min... but that's as silly for Omaha as 10bb is for NLHE, imo.
Regardless of stack size, people were shoving all in with AAxx and KKxx... it was pretty gross. What adjustments should be made in a NLO game with this short BI, single blind, and overly aggressive preflop action?