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Shell I play SM $11 as a shot?

    • husky333
      husky333
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      Hey guys,

      I play MTT's for fun (have more experience in SnG) with ABI around $2:f_wink:
      My question is would it be a waste of money to play the $11 Sunday Millions as a shot eash Sunday or should I play a few $4 tourneys rather than one $11 tourney or maybe the $1.10+R 3x-Turbo $44 Gtd.?

      Cheers.
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    • SDK1987
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      The variance in those $11 satellites are enormous I think, because only 1/21,5 gets a seat.
      Also you need to beware that the ICM around the bubble is ugly there.
      If you’re not familiar with playing satellites I don’t recommend taking shots on it.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • ThatGuyMatt
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      If you're playing for fun then I'd definitely play the $1R, They're cheap and you can play several of them. I used to play them on now and then when I just want to chill out, so many bad players and crazy play, cashing is easier than you may think for a $1, as they're so cheap people pump in them dollars like noting until they realise they have no more bankroll :D
    • husky333
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      Originally posted by SDK1987
      The variance in those $11 satellites are enormous I think, because only 1/21,5 gets a seat.
      Also you need to beware that the ICM around the bubble is ugly there.
      If you’re not familiar with playing satellites I don’t recommend taking shots on it.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
      For some reason I am not getting email notifications.

      I didn't mean satellites I was talking about the Sunday Million $300k guaranteed tournament for $11 where there are more than 4k paid places.
    • husky333
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      Some times I am too busy to play and some other times I can I play a lot like this month.
      I have been playing micro stake tournaments up to $2 and last weekend made 3 final tables (3rd, 5th and 7th place).
      I also started playing 90 man SnG and slowly building my BR.

      I would probably be money scared playing $11 tourney as it it out of my BR:f_biggrin:
      My BR is $500 at the moment and $1r tourneys sound good. I will give them a shot but only on Sundays. I try to play freezout tourneys rather than rebuys as the variance is huge.
    • PandoraMode
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      Originally posted by husky333
      Originally posted by SDK1987
      The variance in those $11 satellites are enormous I think, because only 1/21,5 gets a seat.
      Also you need to beware that the ICM around the bubble is ugly there.
      If you’re not familiar with playing satellites I don’t recommend taking shots on it.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
      For some reason I am not getting email notifications.

      I didn't mean satellites I was talking about the Sunday Million $300k guaranteed tournament for $11 where there are more than 4k paid places.
      That tournament is called Sunday Storm, not Sunday Million so that's why SDK thought that you were speaking about the 11$ sattelite to Sunday Million.
      With a 500 dollars bankroll you can play the following: up to 3.30 freezeout and no rebuys. That 1.10R/A 3x turbo feels too much like a lottery for me pre addon and you can pump dangerous amounts of money in it. You can add 1 180 man and 1.5 90 man ko and the big 4.40 and 5.50 on sundays. I believe that playing like this will keep your abi around 2 dollars and you'll have 250 entries for them, more than enough for microstakes.
    • SDK1987
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      Originally posted by PandoraMode
      Originally posted by husky333
      Originally posted by SDK1987
      The variance in those $11 satellites are enormous I think, because only 1/21,5 gets a seat.
      Also you need to beware that the ICM around the bubble is ugly there.
      If you’re not familiar with playing satellites I don’t recommend taking shots on it.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
      For some reason I am not getting email notifications.

      I didn't mean satellites I was talking about the Sunday Million $300k guaranteed tournament for $11 where there are more than 4k paid places.
      That tournament is called Sunday Storm, not Sunday Million so that's why SDK thought that you were speaking about the 11$ sattelite to Sunday Million.
      With a 500 dollars bankroll you can play the following: up to 3.30 freezeout and no rebuys. That 1.10R/A 3x turbo feels too much like a lottery for me pre addon and you can pump dangerous amounts of money in it. You can add 1 180 man and 1.5 90 man ko and the big 4.40 and 5.50 on sundays. I believe that playing like this will keep your abi around 2 dollars and you'll have 250 entries for them, more than enough for microstakes.
      +1.
      You can also try to play the $2,20 or FPP satellites for it to qualify for the Sunday storm, before you take a shot on it. It’s a lot cheaper and the satellites are pretty soft I think.
    • husky333
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      Thank you for all your suggestions :f_thumbsup:
    • svonja
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      my advice is to try, no much to lose but u can get a lot
    • husky333
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      Originally posted by svonja
      my advice is to try, no much to lose but u can get a lot
      What a great advice! :f_biggrin: I will try to lose only a little then :f_biggrin: :f_drink:
    • Shevtshenko
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      Sunday storm is a fun MTT and one of the softest available. With 500$ in br, I don't think it's out of question to take a shot at it. Just be aware that a most of the time you won't cash it.
    • SawyerNS
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      You should give in mind that really big prizes way way over than "few $4 tourneys rather than one $11 tourney or maybe the $1.10+R 3x-Turbo $44 Gtd." so that if your goal for ITM that would be 4-5 hours. Not sure if you willing to feel regrets about $4..something plus, after 5 hours of play; instead of have fun on $1.10+R 3x-Turbo $44 Gtd where after one hour constant shows will lead your way to FT.

      Regards,
      Lothar
    • zzizek
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      Unless you have at least x75 amount of the buyin + the tournament is at most 2x turbo, then don't.
    • husky333
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      Originally posted by SawyerNS
      You should give in mind that really big prizes way way over than "few $4 tourneys rather than one $11 tourney or maybe the $1.10+R 3x-Turbo $44 Gtd." so that if your goal for ITM that would be 4-5 hours. Not sure if you willing to feel regrets about $4..something plus, after 5 hours of play; instead of have fun on $1.10+R 3x-Turbo $44 Gtd where after one hour constant shows will lead your way to FT.

      Regards,
      Lothar
      It seems to me that the $1.10+R 3xTurbo $40k Gtd tourney is more or less a lottery. I have seen a MTT player in his blog to have a list of tourneys he was gonna play and for the above tourney he had set a max. of 30 bullets.
      Bloody hell 30 buy-ins would ruin my BR pretty soon :D

      Atm I'm comfortable multitabling 9 various MTT tourneys like 90/180man SnG, The Hot $1.5K Gtd, Knockout or Progressive Super-Knockout tourneys and these take good few hours anyway to get to the FT. I am obviously not very happy getting out of a tourney after few hours of grinding but I don't regret it. It's part of the fun =) I simply open a new table and the show goes on :s_drink:
    • StarFox1919
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      You would need bankroll management to risk that way. If you have that, you can risk at least once, but as the guys above said, the variance are huge.
    • mitozgd
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      Wise man once said: dont risk too much if youre not lucky.