cdipierr, on Thursday, February 25th, 2010, 1:23 PM, said:
To be serious for a moment, no that's not Daniel's style. However, please realize that Daniel is talking about tournaments that are extremely deep where he has a perceived significant edge over the field postflop.The specific hypothetical hand you created in the other thread is a short stack situation (despite your arguing that 18BBs is somehow deep). In this thread, the structure you specified isn't that deep either. Your initial M is 50, and you have 30 minute levels. Playing "small ball" is much more difficult in structures like this because even small bets commit large portions of your stack and you're going to run into a lot of people who have smaller stacks that are going to jam on your small raises.
DUDE !!! it was the first hand of a tourny and were sitting on 100x BB....what other scenario falls under "small ball theory" sure later on you need to get aggressive/ weary/ tight. this is what i talk about when people wear blinders. so much ABC poker that people lose the the concept of playing "said" hand at "said" time, and reading "said" hand. its always: this is the way to play every hand at every point in the tourny.i dont care if i have a million chips or 20BB, i'm playin the odds, and with chips, i'm extremely hard to beat. i'm like merlin, or patrick jane on the mentalist. i see what you have and can see 5 moves ahead to what should/can be done.