FTP 300 chip SNG

    • jormateras
      jormateras
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      Has anyone played the super turbos at FTP?
      I am talking about the ones where you start with 300 chips.
      Do you know if there is any strategy advice for these games online?
      I feel like these games would attract a lot of donks and could be profitable.
      Thanks
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    • ComusLoM
      ComusLoM
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      Joined: 01.01.2011 Posts: 13
      The one dollar ones aren't exactly poker but I find them to be quite profitable once you get a read on your opponents. The same people grind these over and over so just take a hell of a lot of notes on everyone. Once you play 3-5 on a certain time slot you'll have notes on half the people playing and that can be a huge advantage. Given the nature of the sng I generally tend to take notes on what they all in with, how often they play hands and what they try to blind steal with. You get a lot of people thinking that you can only blind steal with an all in, this is a great way to catch them offguard.

      To start with I play tight if I don't know the opponents, and adjust my play from there, everyone all ins all the time and general strategy just doesn't apply. It can also be very volatile so you need a lot of patience for when someone beats your aa all in with 72o.
    • pzhon
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      Check out my video "Ranges in Super Turbo SNGs."

      The same ICM theory applies to these tournaments as to the slower 50-30-20 tournaments, but you encounter different stack sizes. The standard strategy for serious players is to play push/fold, with a few minor exceptions.

      Because the tournaments are shorter (expect to average about 15 minutes), you can't expect to get as large of an advantage over your opponents. However, the rake is lower, and you can play a lot of them. So, some people like them, and find them profitable. Others prefer turbo or regular SNGs.
    • Jafreiteris
      Jafreiteris
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      Joined: 21.05.2008 Posts: 283
      in my opinion this is not poker, this is bullshit.
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Originally posted by Jafreiteris
      in my opinion this is not poker, this is bullshit.
      +1.
      but sadly I know its possible to be a big winning player in them so there must be something I did wrong when I played them
    • dangermowse
      dangermowse
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      Originally posted by Jafreiteris
      in my opinion this is not poker, this is bullshit.
      No SnG of any kind is poker.
    • alejandrosh
      alejandrosh
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      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 4,346
      Originally posted by jormateras
      Has anyone played the super turbos at FTP?
      I am talking about the ones where you start with 300 chips.
      Do you know if there is any strategy advice for these games online?
      I feel like these games would attract a lot of donks and could be profitable.
      Thanks
      for the record they are regfests, donks are attracted to them just like they are attracted to other forms of poker (poker sucks anyway)
    • evertonroar
      evertonroar
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      Originally posted by dangermowse
      Originally posted by Jafreiteris
      in my opinion this is not poker, this is bullshit.
      No SnG of any kind is poker.
      of course. only the poker YOU like is real
    • dangermowse
      dangermowse
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      Joined: 24.10.2010 Posts: 1,185
      I love SnG's more so than real poker, so no not really lol.