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50/Fifty - Sun Apr 10, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Hi played in a $1 50/Fifty turbo

During current Hold'em session you were dealt 22 hands and saw flop:
- 2 out of 3 times while in big blind (66%)
- 0 out of 2 times while in small blind (0%)
- 1 out of 17 times in other positions (5%)
- a total of 3 out of 22 (13%)
Pots won at showdown - 1 of 1 (100%)
Pots won without showdown - 2


Dear spike8998,

You finished the tournament in 3rd place. A USD 2.07 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Is this the norm ?

Fold your way to the money ?

Only play premium hands ?
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Dunno. Never tried that. I'd guess no, in my experience, but I didn't play many $1 F50's. They're much softer, I'm sure. So maybe.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 07:37 AM
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Well I do find them a nice little br builder
Having started the month with a meagre $4
I have now risen to the dizzy heights of $35 with 25 VPP's in the bag
To make me active again next month
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 07:39 AM
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Well done. Keep the +roll going.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 07:44 AM
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Well done. Keep the +roll going.

TY
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 07:47 AM
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spike was that the total # of hands in the tourney?
seems like not very many compared to the 1's I play. I will have to check my stats next 1 and get back to you .I've play a few recently,they are usually pretty tight and not very aggressive until players get short stacked and then they become shove fests


brkn80 ( not known as Silent Bob for the moment)
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 08:00 AM
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i have played a lot of these and quite often it's 35 to 45 min. into the game before the 1st player is even knocked out of it. the odd time i get a quick one about 35 min. to finish but that's seldom
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Just over two orbits seem incredibly short.

A table full of crazy Ivans ?
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 08:19 AM
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The few I played in required me to be aggressive just to avoid blinding out. Maybe you've found a great time of day to play against super loose players.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 09:55 AM
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spike was that the total # of hands in the tourney?
seems like not very many compared to the 1's I play. I will have to check my stats next 1 and get back to you .I've play a few recently,they are usually pretty tight and not very aggressive until players get short stacked and then they become shove fests


brkn80 ( not known as Silent Bob for the moment)

Thats it a total of 22 hands dealt for the tourney
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Hi Spike,

It seems like a quick game but I play depending on how the majority of the others are playing at the table. If they are loose, then I am tight; if they are tight then I loosen up.

However, since I may soon graduate for super nit status I will be trying that approach to see if it works next month.

TC

Well done on achieving active status BTW.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 10:03 AM
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Just over two orbits seem incredibly short.

A table full of crazy Ivans ?
That was my first thought too. 22 hands is a little low, as normally they last about 20-30 min.

If you play TAG, you can do well in these..... I've played about 250 of them (the $1.08's).
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 10:12 AM
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That was my first thought too. 22 hands is a little low, as normally they last about 20-30 min.

If you play TAG, you can do well in these..... I've played about 250 of them (the $1.08's).
I did play TAG defending my BB twice but had the cards and only played 1 other hand with KK

The other players shoved with any AX suited vs any PP so the chips bounced around the table
between them , eventually they eliminated each other while I sat back and watched with glee

TY topthecat
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 11:15 AM
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i have played a lot of these and quite often it's 35 to 45 min. into the game before the 1st player is even knocked out of it. the odd time i get a quick one about 35 min. to finish but that's seldom

Those are the regular structure. The turbos are over in 35 minutes.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 11:19 AM
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22 hands is pretty fast. Most of my turbos I've cashed have fallen in the 30-45 hand range, the lowest is 26 and I've had a few over 50.
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 12:37 PM
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PokerStars Tournament #384163854, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $1.00/$0.08 USD
10 players
Total Prize Pool: $10.00 USD
Tournament started 2011/04/10 16:01:09 WET [2011/04/10 11:01:09 ET]
Tournament finished 2011/04/10 16:23:17 WET [2011/04/10 11:23:17 ET]
1: deinbingo99 (Germany), $2.21 (22.1%)
2: spike8998 (United Kingdom), $2.19 (21.9%)
3: maareek88 (Czech Republic), $2.16 (21.6%)
4: FifthCrown (United States), $1.90 (19%)
5: TJQ105 (United States), $1.54 (15.4%)
6: gmib82 (Germany),
7: anoniemstra (Netherlands),
8: tp123987 (Spain),
9: BIGFLOP2009 (Brazil),
10: hansi30 (Germany),

You finished in 2nd place (eliminated at hand #60616035311).

23 hands played and saw flop:
- 1 times out of 3 while in small blind (33%)
- 1 times out of 2 while in big blind (50%)
- 1 times out of 18 in other positions (6%)
- a total of 3 times out of 23 (13%)

Pots won at showdown - 1 out of 1 (100%)
Pots won without showdown - 2
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 12:40 PM
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I think you may have found a niche with these turbos Spike and tight play seems to be rewarded.

Good man yourself,

TC
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 12:46 PM
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I think you may have found a niche with these turbos Spike and tight play seems to be rewarded.

Good man yourself,

TC

If I keep doubling up

This time next year Rodney
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 01:49 PM
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awesome job Spike. This is a little gold mine. I have had pretty good sucess with the 50's also. Just one question, do you play the $1.11 also or just the $1.08 ?
-Dry
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2011, 02:13 PM
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ive been playing alot of the 10.30 turbo 50/50s....i find them soft like warm butter, i think outta my last 10 ive won 7 and usaually collect 20 dollars from each one.

the trick is to find a weak player and double up early.....then after that start stealing blinds and coast home
 

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