What to do with $70 on Titan?

    • rowzee
      rowzee
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      Joined: 24.08.2008 Posts: 151
      I'm a bit stuck here. Used to play $0.24-$0.60 SNG's on Titan until my BR improved to allow playing $1.20 SNG's. The problem is that even at peak times the $1.20 SNG's are a lot less busy and I can't simply get enough games. Also, since I haven't earned 2000 (or was it 2500?) Titan points, I don't think I'm able to withdraw and transfer my BR to another site (preferably PokerStars). So, yeah, I don't want to waste my time on $0.60 SNG's anymore as it would take ages to earn the required amount of Titan Points to withdraw and $1.20 games are not satisfactory. Any suggestions? (I'm wary about cash games as not that long ago I lost quite much playing solid SSS. However, maybe it's time to learn BSS on NL2?).
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    • slikec
      slikec
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      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      BSS NL2 is nice yes. Just make notes on really TAG players and you'll do very well ;)

      Tag style is simple raise god hands TT+,KQo most of times, limp with smaller pocket pairs or call raise with them and suited conectors or Axs are also nice to limp with with few limpers infront.

      Than just play when you hit well and o yes you can bluff only against really TAG players when you sense weakness ;) Is nice and profitable just don't exploit.
    • tehChipDonk
      tehChipDonk
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      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 173
      withdraw it, move it to a site that you can actually possible to clear their bonus'
    • viewer88
      viewer88
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      Plenty of easy money in this fishpool, i'd just clear the bonus and move on. Mix 1.20 with 0.60 or perhaps 2$ tournaments.

      NL2 is verry, verry verry soft on titan. With the 5$ (250BB stack) you are able to play verry deepstacked against verry bad players, usualy results in 20BB/100 winrates :)
    • superjunk
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      Just cash :) everytime i get money on titan i throw it away with blackjack.
      i hate poker site`s with a casino inside, yesterday at partypoker i made the mistake playing dogsraces.. lol it looks nice.. but is sucks :)
    • Cagey75
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 96
      Go up to $2.40 sngs, seriously, they're as easy if not easier than those $1 or less ones (the higher you move up the less donkeys)

      $70 is 30 buy ins, with sngs you really only need 15-20 buy ins. I'd suggest playing a few of them and playing the odd $5.50 sng when you're up a bit. They're no harder.
    • rowzee
      rowzee
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      Joined: 24.08.2008 Posts: 151
      Originally posted by Cagey75
      Go up to $2.40 sngs, seriously, they're as easy if not easier than those $1 or less ones (the higher you move up the less donkeys)

      $70 is 30 buy ins, with sngs you really only need 15-20 buy ins. I'd suggest playing a few of them and playing the odd $5.50 sng when you're up a bit. They're no harder.
      Cannot agree with you, I have had ~12-15 BI downswings playing $0.60 and now after ~50 $1.20 SNG's my ROI is only 8% even though I have been playing rather solid (as judged by myself and the comments on my posted hands), so variance is a factor that cannot be taken so lightly to play on a limit with only 15-20 buy-ins.
    • Cagey75
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      I know exactly what those 50c sngs are like, played a lot of them myself when I was on a downer. they're harder to win than the $2 sngs from my experience. I find $2 - $5 sngs easier to play than anything lower, where the full on donkeys roam.

      And if you disagree, it's not just with me - I remember reading a guide on sngs before and there was quotes from Pro's - Some, like Phil Gordon, suggested 15-20 buy ins was sufficient.

      I've never lost more than 4 sngs without a win or at least placing. If you lost 20 without a few wins then I'd say sng wasn't for you. I play them mostly as I find grinding at cash boring.
    • rowzee
      rowzee
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      Actually, it's a bit surprising to hear that your biggest downswing has been just around 4 BI while on the forums people keep on telling that downswings of 20 or more BI may occur on any limit and is not to perceived as a signal of bad play immediately. Of course, bad playing may lead to such downswings, but, as I was saying, I've been playing ABC poker and still had these downswings both on cash games SSS which I've given up and SNG's which do show a profit (40% ROI on $0.60, so surely SNG's are something for me). And yes, SNG's are quite a bit more fun to play than cash games as well.

      Anyway, I've resorted to stick to the $1.20 SNG's for a while, in the peak hours they don't get as much action as $0.60, but they're still playable (6-tabling).
    • Cagey75
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 96
      Why is it surprising? I don't only play sngs - I play a lot of MTTs, that's where I suffer my downswings. there's nothing surprising about only having a losing run of 4 in sngs alone. I wouldn't play them at all if I lost that many in a row a lot. If I only stuck to them I'd do ok, but they get boring after 5 or 6, I need a good MTT session to break them up.

      I'd expect to win or at least place in 1/4 sngs. if not, I'd give them up.

      BRM doesn't count 'as' much when you're only playing low end sngs. If you can win a $1.20 sng, you can win a $2.40 one as easily. But, go ahead grinding away ...