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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Turbo SNGs

I think I’ve found the key to renewing my interest in poker, and its turbo SNGs. I’ve always resisted playing in them because I was afraid they would be nothing but all-in fests where I could close my eyes and mash on the keyboard and have just as high an expectation for success than if I actually tried.

I gave them a try this weekend because I didn’t feel like waiting for a regular SNG to start, and I found that I rather enjoyed it. The fact that I was three for three ITM certainly helped. There also wasn’t as much random all-ins as I expected. The play wasn’t all that different from other SNGs at the same price level. My opponents just seem to get themselves eliminated earlier. I can’t complain about that.

I’ve given up on ring games for a while. I think my eyes closed keyboard mashing strategy would have yielded better results than my normal play. I don’t know if it was just that I was on the wrong side of variance, or if I was just playing like a donkey. I have a feeling the latter, but either way I needed to cut my losses. So I’m focusing what little poker time I have on tournaments.

I think my tournament play in general has improved considerably in the recent months. I’ve been ITM about 60% of the time. I’m defiantly more confident in my play and that alone makes a big difference. I feel like I’m making the right plays at the right times, and when I do bust out, I’m usually not upset with whatever play I made to end up that way.

So yeah. I guess I still play poker a bit. We’ll see how long that lasts.

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