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/Mar/2011

WooHoo turned $.02->$.10 LOL

By: Roots Levi @ 00:48 (EDT) / 627 / Comment ( 3 )
First of all,
Thanks to User: Stelios1979 because after reading his blog post I found cheap SNGs.
Also thanks to the Mr. Dave (TheLangolier) who teaches the Live Training Sessions--seriously...attending his lessons makes being a PSO member worthwhile.

So after reading Stelios1979's blog i discovered that there are $.10c SNGs. (Just had to change my filters)
Well right now, $.10c is to big for me considering I only had $.37c (the majority being won from cashing from a NAPL Rookie MTT).

Well too bad right? Wrong. Found a $.02c NL MTT SNG [HYPER-TURBO]. PRETTY SWEET RIGHT?
WELL..... IT ACTUALLY GETS WORSE.

THE STRUCTURE
  • STUPID
  • STARTING CHIPS: 500
  • Time Bank: 10secs (doesn't accumulate as levels increase)
  • Blinds start at 25/50 ante 10
  • Levels increase every 3min...wow
So, youre already <10BB you're 1st hand...When i play SNGs Im pretty much relying on donkfests and random ass shoves to get to place ITM
However, the structure encourages this...jesus. Also, considering you pretty much have to...its just a crazyfest, but luckily we still have guys betting 1/3rd their small stack and folding when they miss the flop.

I actually thought maybe i can grind this out....but probably not. i just got extremely lucky.

I only played what?...3 hands? 

  1. I get 99 EP so i shove as Im way less than 10BB probably 3 levels or so in. ...So im thinking i have decent equity* with up to 3 other callers... Guess what? I get 5 callers LOL. Luckily, i hit a set on flop--thank god.
  2. Next hand we get a shove EP-folds to me- and I call with JJ in the blinds and the board favors me so i take it down vs A4s.
  3. Next play it folds to me in SB and i go for a shove steal knowing my stack would put pressure on the BB as he barely covers me and majority of the time he just won't have the cards to call with. So, i take that down + antes which are stupid huge at this point [~30min in & ~(50/990 runners)] *50 is ITM btw
*I remembering using PokerStove to check my equity preflop in a similar situation [Also, never thought I'd be using PokerStove as often as I am now--so Im glad i am checking whether i am making +EV plays] 

Luckily, i was moved around so i was able to avoid some blinds as they kept placing me in CO
However, my last hand i was forced AI with 1010 and ended up getting knocked out...

Finished: 26th?/990 and Earned $.10c from a $.02c BI.

As much as i want to continue doing this Im not sure how profitable it will be and I seriously lucked out hardcore. So, i made $.08c profit...If i place ITM every 1/4 i run in maybe...usually thats how it is anyway right? 20%. Really want to try the $.25c SNGs which are normal speed and only 45runners, but really can't risk that much at this point.

I'll continue to play NAPL tables and perhaps these $.02c SNGs to build a BR.
Overall, game time might be severly cut down during spring break, but luckily my next spring quarter schedule for school will be suitable for more poker play. WooHOOOOO!

Good Luck at the Tables!

p.s. Is it weird that i get turned on by how sexily organized this post is?

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