A poker event where the number of players at each table is set between 3 and 7.
A shorthanded team is below the numerical strength of its opponents on the ice. When a goal is scored against a shorthanded team, the penalty that caused the team scored against to be shorthanded is terminated, and both teams are again at equal strength.
This refers to the number of players in a given poker game; usually less than six players is considered a shorthanded game.
When a team is playing with one or two fewer players than their opponent due to penalties.
A less-than full table. A full table is usually 9-10 players, so anything less than that can be considered shorthanded. A common form online is the sixmax table (where there are only six seats).
Shorthanded means that a team is below the numerical strength of its opponents on the ice. When a goal is scored against a shorthanded team, the minor or bench minor penalty which terminates automatically is the first such non-coincident penalty (the minor or bench minor penalty then being served with the least amount of time remaining). Thus, if an equal number of players from each team is each serving a penalty(s) ( minor, bench minor, major or match only), neither team is ``shorthanded''.
A manpower disadvantage resulting from a penalty.
When a team has fewer players on the ice than the opposition due to penalties.
a team with one or more players off the ice in the penalty box when the opponent has its full complement of 6 players; also a power play for the other team.
A game that falls below a certain number of players at the table.
When a team is forced to play with fewer than six players because one or more have been sent to the penalty box.
a team playing with less than its full number of players.
A game is said to be shorthanded when it falls below a certain number of players. Most poker tables accomodate nine or ten players. Five players is clearly shorthanded, nine players is clearly not. Since many people are uncomfortable playing shorthanded, some cardrooms make special provisions for shorthanded tables - reducing the blinds or the rake, or providing shills or props. Since the number of players at a table has a significant impact on strategy, learning to play well shorthanded is an important skill. This is especially true in tournaments, where shorthanded play is much more common (if you last long enough).
A team playing with fewer players than the opposition.
In ice hockey, shorthanded refers to having fewer skaters on the ice during play, as a result of a penalty. The player removed from play serves the penalty in the penalty box for a set amount of time proportional to the severity of the infraction. The penalized team is said to be on the penalty kill (PK) while their players are in the penalty box.