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50-50s - Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:23 PM
corelle2010's Avatar
Since: Apr 2012
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Anyone got any tips for 50-50s to try ensure finish in cash larger % of time
Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:34 PM
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**moved to more appropriate forum JWK24**

Hi corelle2010!

Welcome to the forum. Here is a link that will help to get you more familiar with many of the options that PSO has to offer.

Good luck at the tables.

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036
Hi corelle,

Here are some >>videos<< on the subject.

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:51 PM
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Since: Apr 2012
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Hi corelle, I am by no means an expert on the subject but I did build a fair amount of my bankroll playing these games. The basic strategy is to play super tight early on, busting or losing a large part of your stack early on is considered a sin in these games. However if you do there is no need to just shove straight away, you can wait it out a bit until you get something worth shoving. I've lost count of the number of times I've picked up a few hundred chips from short stacks shoving with junk in the early stages. Once you get a bit deeper, especially on the bubble, you should be looking to put the pressure on. Looking for steals spots is essential and if unopened when you are on the button or SB you should be open shoving a wide range of hands fairly often. Personally I shove any pair, any ace, K2s+, Q8s+, K9o+, QTo+, JT almost always, although this is villain dependant. Conversely with some villains I will shove any two when I know they can't or won't call me.

I'd also like to recommend learning even just the basic ICM theory if you're not familiar with it. I find it translates quite well to these games as your chips are worth an actual amount of money. It's not essential to know about it to play these games well but it might help.

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