Posted 19 January 2005 - 03:26 PM
Tonight I have the first part of a World Series qualifier. It works like this:Buy-In $155 per player10 separate single-table tournamentsWinner of each STT moves on to the final table.Winner of 10 handed final table wins seat in main event.Now, I am an avid Sit-n-Go online player. I play exclusively on UltimateBet and play mostly the STT with one or two MTTs thrown in during the week. I rarely sit in a ring game.I have gotten pretty used to the stucture of the STTs on UltimateBet and have worked out a good strategy that has netted me a 68% in-the-money rate. However, two things about tonights STT concern me. First, you have to finish 1st. 2nd is just as bad as last in this one. So that takes away the luxury of sitting back and waiting for others to bust themselves in the usual loose game. Second, based on past tournaments at this particular cardroom, I'm pretty sure that the structure is going to lend itself to a push-in game. What I mean by this is low starting chips and/or quick blind escalations. This usually means if you lose the first hand you've played, you'll be so crippled because of the structure that you'll be all-in on your next playable hand.Does anyone have any ideas or strategy concepts for this type of a game. I'm thinking that I just have to be super-aggressive and be willing to bust out first. Really push my marginal hands (60%/40%) and hope to get lucky. Basically keep constant pressure on everyone from the start.Any info or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
thats a nice jesus ferguson you got there.