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#1 CobaltBlue

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:07 PM

Upon CardPlayer's review, I decided to pick this book up. I'm only 1/3 of the way through it, but it's immensely valuable so far. There are a lot of things written in it like Patience Factor and the relation between Card-Chips-Position that haven't really been explored previously...or at least not analyzed in this manner. I highly recommend that y'all pick it up. Snyder doesn't have a whole lot of credentials, but he writes the truth. I'll report back when I've read the whole thing.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:33 AM

View PostCobaltBlue, on Tuesday, March 13th, 2007, 1:07 AM, said:

Upon CardPlayer's review, I decided to pick this book up. I'm only 1/3 of the way through it, but it's immensely valuable so far. There are a lot of things written in it like Patience Factor and the relation between Card-Chips-Position that haven't really been explored previously...or at least not analyzed in this manner. I highly recommend that y'all pick it up. Snyder doesn't have a whole lot of credentials, but he writes the truth. I'll report back when I've read the whole thing.
so this is the new thing you have learned about your MTT game.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:48 AM

View PostNo_Neck, on Tuesday, March 13th, 2007, 1:33 PM, said:

so this is the new thing you have learned about your MTT game.
Well, it's not so much "new" as reminded and motivated. I was relying on the mercy of the cards too much. This reminded me that in order to stay healthy in medium-fast tournaments, that's just not a good approach.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 08:11 PM

It's good stuff, and Snyder has a huge feud with Mason Malmuth going because of this book. Malmuth argues that tournament speed is irrelevant. I'm inclined to side with Snyder here. Tactical aggression based on position and stack size as well as cards (the least reliable weapon of the three, believe it or not, due to the luck factor) all improve your chances of cashing. Waiting for AA, KK, AK, QQ is like waiting for Godot in a tourney with 15-20 min blind levels.
When in doubt, don't fold. See what happens.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:14 PM

I don't mind discussing the book further here, but just in case anyone reads here and not Tournament Strat, I started a discussion over there also:http://www.fullconta...showtopic=93670

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:08 PM

Cool. I'll head over.
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