This isn't a whine, and I'm not complaining I'm unlucky or anything, it's just a genuine question: What do you do if you get 50 or so non-playable hands in a row and you're on your way to being blinded out. Start playing dirt hands and abuse your now "tight" reputation? That's what I normally try but most players at micro stakes are calling stations and you couldn't steal blinds if your life depended on it.. So, what's the "standard" strategy here?
EDIT: In fact, it doesn't even matter if the tourneys are turbo or not, how do you survive runs of bad cards in any format tourney?
EDIT2: Speak of the devil, the above just happened minutes after I wrote this message. I'll use it as an example. Folded the first 26 hands of a tournament, then on the 27th I got dealt TQo which was probably the best I'd had so far, raised 3BB on the button and the BB reraised all in so I folded. Minutes later I got 88 and shoved, held up against 66 which boosted my stack to a massive 7BB. Finally, got dealt 77 on the BB and shoved, the SB who completed called with A9o and I'm out (funnily enough I came 12th out of 45, people seemed to go out really really fast - by the time I played my first hand more than half the people of the tourney were out). What should I have done differently?
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May 26th, 2009 #1
Surviving runs of bad cards in (turbo) tourneys
Last edited by JudeCW; May 26th, 2009 at 01:01 PM.
May 26th, 2009 #2
I got dealt TQo which is by far the best I'd had so far, raised 3BB on the button and the BB reraised all in so I folded.
Am I therefore correct I thinking that you bet over a 1/4 of your stack then folded?
This means you will lose money, don't do that, watch some videos of the fundimentals.
Sorry I am unable to explain this better.
May 26th, 2009 #3
May 26th, 2009 #4
Shove, and the post was really trying not to be condisending, it was typed very quickly and with a poor choice of words.
May 26th, 2009 #5
Ok, no problem, thanks for the advice.
May 27th, 2009 #6
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Are you talking about Sng or MTT? If SNG how many players and what limits?
May 27th, 2009 #7
SNG MTTs, micro stakes, 50-100 players.
May 27th, 2009 #8
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