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The Plan - How I will grind MTTs - Sat Oct 11, 2014, 01:20 PM
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Won't be re-writing my blog post here, so :

https://www.pokerschoolonline.com/bl...ill-grind-mtts

This is where I will track my progress, my tricky spots, what I am trying to work on.
 
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Sat Oct 11, 2014, 01:24 PM
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Today I have a short session in the afternoon because I referee 2 hockey games tonight. I will therefore be grinding 45man turbos for now.
Trying to work on the 75/150 and 100/200 levels, when stacks are short but antes haven't kicked in yet. Stack sizes are often very tricky at these levels and I often find myself lost.
Ex. what to do when you get AJo on the button with like 14bb, no antes, M would be like 9 or 10. Openshove? Min raise? It depends on the blinds of course, but you get the idea.
 
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Sat Oct 11, 2014, 03:21 PM
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Played 6 games, 5x 45 men and 1x 90 men, all turbos, without cashing. Got in a few of these spots I was talking about.
Like this :

We have KQs from MP, with 13bb (M = 9). What would be our action here? The bb is playing very loose (42/11). This time I chose to shove

Or this one :

We have 15bb (M = 10). Seat 5 is a massive fish playing 75/0 over 20 hands.
This time I raised 2.25x and got the money in good on the flop but player 5 sucked out. Maybe I should have made it 2.5x to leave villain 5 with less than a pot sized bet on the flop. As played, I think shoving was our only play.
 
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Sat Oct 11, 2014, 05:10 PM
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As I was watching that last hand, was thinking to myself like, "oh no ... hope the villain doesn't have the 5" - yikes ...

Really interesting hands and an interesting blog Simon - such tricky spots!
 

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