GrinderMJ, on Monday, March 27th, 2006, 3:14 PM, said:
Hey, I'm not going to go into specifics about any of the hands, but I would like to address the difference between 5 and 100 dollar players. Obviously there is a difference, but I think that lower buy in players (10-30 dollar MTTs), overestimate the talent of their opponents. I see nonstop horrible play at every stage of 100 and 200 dollar MTTs. So if you get your chance through satellites to enter 100 and 200 dollar MTT's, just play your game and dont look for monsters in the closet. THe hands are the same, the players are slightly better but sitll overwhelmingly bad. So play with no fear and give yourself the best possible chance to win a big cash.P.S. I'm not sure what my post has to do with the topic at hand, but I liked it.
I think your post is pertinent to the topic...When you say $10 players overestimate their opponents, do you mean at the $10 level or also at the $100 level? I don't think I overestimate my opponents at $10, but I was nervous going into the $100 tournament and suppose I was looking for 'monsters in the closet'.I remember going from PartyPoker to FullTilt for the first time and being COMPLETELY outclassed. I lasted about 2 days before I withdrew and went back to the games I could beat
. I didn't feel outclassed like that after this tournament; I'm looking forward to my next $100 experience, which I will have to satellite into as I cannot afford the buy-in (or rather cannot afford to LOSE the buy-in).FWIW, the single biggest improvement to my tournament game was realized by improving my cash game. That allowed me to go deep. I've read HOH, etc, and knew all about 'playing to win' not 'playing to cash'. But still, it wasn't until the amount of the 'bubble cash' was insignificant to me, because I knew I could win it in 20min on a cash table, that I was truly able to 'play without fear' and go deep.