Archive for the 'Super turbos' Category

Super turbo play = short stack cash game play?

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

I’ve made attempts in the past to learn to play short stacked ring strategy and never really been too successful with it. In particular, when Full Tilt had a short extra bonus period I tried to earn some points and bonus by short stacking 4 tables. Didn’t work too well; I lost more than I […]

Update thoughts

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Well, this blog seems to be reverting to it’s original form again; mostly personal poker related updates for me to keep in mind. And right now I’m still pretty much only playing the super turbo SnGs. A little PLO, occasional ring games when I find some people that I know playing and I’ll sit down […]

More notes on super turbos

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Just some more reminder/notes for myself for the super turbos on Full Tilt. Players: usually, but not always, 1 – 2 LAGs trying to stack up early or bust usually 3-4 tight/weak players wanting to limp with crap to medium pairs/big cards about half the time they will call a shove with their crap, as […]

Odds to call all-in, and Odds against random hands

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Calling an all-in preflop, or, calling a preflop raise that will put you all-in, requires putting your opponent on a range of hands that he’s likely to be making this move with. ICM helps to determine when this is the correct call, but ICM starts from the odds that your hand will win against the […]

Completed: 40 $3.50+.30 Super Turbo Sit and Goes

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

A little bit delayed posting this, but I’ve been busy establishing the new site. I ran two earlier “projects”, the Bet/Raise/Fold exercise and the $1 Turbo Sit and Go project, and after both projects reviewed some statistics after 40 games. Now I’ve played 40 of the new Super Turbos on Full Tilt so I thought […]

Adjusting to the Super Turbo when it’s slow

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

So what happens when you play a super-turbo and the players are 1) tight or limpy rather than aggressive early, and 2) sloooow making decisions? Then the blinds go up even faster as you play fewer hands at each blind level. By the third orbit you might be down to half a stack already and […]

More PLO, and Super Turbos

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Alright, more personal poker stuff, which may not be interesting to general readers. I’m still working on learning PLO, playing the 0.10 tournies on PokerStars, and some 0.02/0.05 6 max games. One thing that it’s doing is helping me to look for draws and draws that come in (although last night in a Hold’em game […]