Archive for the 'Super turbos' Category

Rush Poker Super Turbo

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Here’s a weird game that I’ve never noticed before. It was probably always there and I never saw it. On Full Tilt for 5 FTP points you can play a 180 seat Rush Poker tournament in Super Turbo format. Super Turbo means that you start with 300 chips and the blinds are 15/30. Rush means […]

More on the power of calling preflop

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Often when I start to write something it’s because I had a very brief flash of a thought in a previous poker session or even while driving to or from work. Sometimes I have enough clarity from this inspiration to write a fairly complete and coherent post. And other times the topic may be huge […]

Basics of short stack poker strategy

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

There used to be a good short stacking strategy on a site called donkeydevastation, but the other day I went to look for it again and the site no longer exists. I think there were a couple of articles on playing both 10BB buyins as well as 20BB buyins. ~ I started playing short stack […]

Short stack hand review/analysis/stats

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I pulled out hands to date from my short stacking games, filtered the ones where I went to showdown, eliminated the check down hands to get the ones where I raised and got all-in. Ahead:20; Equity > 50%: 18 Behind: 5; Equity < 50%: 4 Plus one AK vrs 33 and one 99 vrs AJs, […]

Super turbos dried up

Monday, July 21st, 2008

My super turbo play and short stack ring tests have been intermingled, but I thought that I should do a separate entry for this to signal an end. I think that the super turbos have only been around for a few months but it’s looking like they are drying up as an easy source of […]

Amir Vahedi: “You must be willing to die in order to live”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Why am I so nitty about my bankroll sometimes? Since I was forced to cash out one site when it got shut down, I’ve cashed out more than I’ve ever deposited, so the money that I do still have on-line at PokerStars and at Full Tilt is all poker earnings/winnings. Recently I’ve taken some stabs […]

Structured poker hand analysis

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I haven’t done this kind of analysis very often and the last time I did so would have been quite a long time ago. This hand comes from a super turbo Sit and Go, but the situation comes up often enough in freerolls or any low level tournament or cash game. The situation is a […]

Taking Super Turbo strategy to Short Stack Full Ring poker

Monday, June 30th, 2008

After a downswong with the super turbos I made a try at 4 tabling $25NL playing with $5 (20 BBs). ~ The downswing took place over 8 missed ITMs over 2 playing periods. Anytime I miss ITMing too many in a row, in this case 4, I stop, at least for a hour or maybe […]