$100 + $7 - TripleUpOrNothing turbo

    • Jehudas
      Jehudas
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      hi fellows!
      Yesterday, when I had a look at the high stakes tourneys I came up to this 107$ buyin tripleup tourney. It fills up really really slow, but might be worth a try...

      The rules are simple, its 90 man and the first 30 will win $300 and the other 2/3 will go home without any penny. My Roll is currently sitting at around 400$ and I play 2.20$ 180mans turbo and 4.40$ non-turbo 180 and sometimes 2.20$ 90man non-turbo.
      My thought was like trying out aggro BRM - If i bust 107$ I'd be a little sad but no more - my roll would still be solid enough for my usual tourneys (maybe skip the 4.40$ till I am back up in case I lose). But if I win - this would give my roll a big boost.

      I know that a 4 BI rule is even beyond aggro BRM but as you can see I won't go broke or might even push my roll a bit.

      So my question is: anyone has any experiences with this kind of tourney? If so, would be awesome if anyone would share his thoughts with me :D

      PS) I have a little DoNs experience in the past but I'd expect a triple-up to be a little more aggressive. I think as soon as the blinds catch up to 200$ things will be quite aggressive.
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    • IIJonasII
      IIJonasII
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      If you think about that your mindset is not good for poker imo.
      I suggest you to bet on roulette on 1/3 or on black. I think you have better edge against it, that against 107 tipple or nothing.
    • funktor
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      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.
      There is no other bigger mistake that you can do than violating BRM.

      Believe me, I had to learn it by my self. Importance of BRM cannot be stressed enough.

      Funktor

      P.S.: With this attitude you can just take 1/3rd of your BR and try to put it roulette on even, odd, or whatever and see it as booster.
    • Jehudas
      Jehudas
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      If you think about that your mindset is not good for poker imo.

      could you elaborate on that a little furhter?

      @IIJonasII: I've been playing poker for quite some time and have been following a really nitty BRM - but for me it doesn't make any difference at all If i lose a hundred bucks...
      I'd understand your opinion if i had said that I am planning on taking my 100 bucks to a NL200 and pray...

      Believe me, I had to learn it by my self. Importance of BRM cannot be stressed enough.


      @funktor: I know the importance of BRM - but in my current situation the difference between a roll of 300 compared to 400 doesnt make a difference. A 150BI downswing won't hopefully ever happen to me (at least my longest running dry period was like 40BI)...
    • IIJonasII
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      Poker player always must search for a edge, you just want to flip a coin (with odds against you) and this is just not right. You cannot have an edge against 107 field.

      WTF? "But for me it doesn't make any difference at all If i lose a hundred bucks..." Why you playing?

      Now going to best case scenario you wining 193 bucks and your roll is 593 and ...?
    • DecMate
      DecMate
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      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 939
      Originally posted by IIJonasII
      Now going to best case scenario you wining 193 bucks and your roll is 593 and ...?
      You said it, even if you was to win, what would this achieve? you might move up a limit, and then lose at it because you haven't put in you're hours+training at the current limit to beat it.

      Trust me, just grind it out. You will regret losing 100$.
    • Jehudas
      Jehudas
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      WTF? "But for me it doesn't make any difference at all If i lose a hundred bucks..." Why you playing? Now going to best case scenario you wining 193 bucks and your roll is 593 and ...?


      @IIJonasII : I do not rely on poker for living - I just play for fun and I think I'd be playing scare-money when I play 1k BI tourneys... :rolleyes:
      The point is, that playing poker gives me a thrill and like any other "addict" I like higher doses... I play a mixture of SnGs (18men) and SnG/MTT (90-180men) at the µ-limits. All I'd like would be to play the 4.40$ non-turbos all the time (been playing some SnGs to compensate for smaller downies)...
      Nevertheless had a not-so-bad day yesterday and will put in some volume at the 4.40$ non-turbo 180s and grind my way up :s_biggrin:

      @DecMate : Well... this is probably a little embarrasing... I would use this "boost" to apply "proper" BRM and play the 5.40$ SnGs and the MTTs up to 7.70$. Having said that, I doubt that I would lose my entire edge. Been playing those slightly higher limits already. Quite comparable, maybe a tiny little bit less fish but that's it. Especially, I'd like to switch to the non-turbo MTTs as my edge there is a little higher. Non-turbo == less tourneys/h. Therefore I'd like to be playing slightly higher limits to justify the increased average tourney duration.



      ----
      but back to the intial topic:

      anyone in here ever tried such a triple-up tourney? I'm not a fan of DoNs at all - but a triple up sounds much more reasonable and in a field of 90 men not that hard to do (obviously with a nitty/taggy strategy one would heaviliy rely on getting "good" cards).
      What kind of BRM would you suggest in such a big-field triple-up tourney? 50BI should defo do the trick but less would prolly work as well.
      I guess those tourneys can be quite profitable - in a long run you'd need to ca$h in every third and be ~BE (rake might give you small loss) and I think this would be manageable. What do you reckon?
      Had a quick look around the lobby, couldn't find any other triple or nothing tourney - are there any?
      Anyhoo, I'd really like to hear an opinion of someone who actually ever tried this (or any similar) tourney...
      GLAT! :s_cool:


    • funktor
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      I would agree that 50Bi would do ;) ...

      but that $100 is about 5,000-10,000 hands on NL10... so if you loose it, this is what you have to grind more... if you stick with NL10, by this amount of hands, you can play NL25 and get more rapid learning experience...

      I can grind 5k hands in 2 days... can you?

      Funktor