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Old 04-15-2010, 03:46 PM   #126
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

and another one.

i see alot of people have made money from super turbo's and hyper turbos?!?

i cant find these on stars!? are they on FTP?

where are they? what levels are they at? and how turbo is SUPER and HYPER?
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:11 PM   #127
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Thanks a bunch, njd77. I'll look into those. I should start the sngwiz trial prob. is it difficult to use?
It's not difficult to use, but it is easy to use it incorrectly! If that makes sense.

Do NOT dive into SNG wiz without first going through all the tutorials and understanding about adjusting villains calling ranges, otherwise you will cost yourself a lot of money.

One thing I would say is that if you are in any way serious about making money from sngs, then you simply have to have sng wiz - it is a bargain.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:13 PM   #128
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Hi, i've been browsing the 'results' threads to see who's making what. Alot of people have stats like ' won $800, and $200 in bonuses and fpp's and stellar rewards'

i'm currently playing $3's on PS and wondering in order to qualify for fpp bonuses and stellar rewards etc do I have to sign up to anything or click anything or do anything, or how are these redeemable. thanks.
No need to sign up to anything, you get them automatically. Stellar rewards will be credited direct to your account in cash, and FPPs can be used to purchase things from the VIP store, some of which are cash bonuses. From time to time Stars run other bonus schemes such as reload bonuses etc. which are redeemed as cash direct to your account based on how many VPPs you accrue in a given time period.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:21 PM   #129
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Was wondering if I could be told my average hourly rate by someone, or given the formula. Preferably told (Brain hurts from 2 outers).

8 tabling $11 9 man's - 15% ROI all time ($2 - $30 Buy in)

I play in sets so assuming 8 take an hr, usually a little longer, but I fig this could be rounded.

I fig some of you math wiz's could help me out with this, TY.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:53 PM   #130
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Let's assume you run at 15% for $11s and each take an hour. Your hourly is:

.15 x 11 x 8 ($13.20 an hour--congrats on your heater )

Basically, it's ROI x buyin x amount of STTs per hour. You should figure it for each buyin level, because averages can be very misleading.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:56 AM   #131
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It's not difficult to use, but it is easy to use it incorrectly! If that makes sense.

Do NOT dive into SNG wiz without first going through all the tutorials and understanding about adjusting villains calling ranges, otherwise you will cost yourself a lot of money.
which one are you referring to exactly?
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:06 AM   #132
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Let's assume you run at 15% for $11s and each take an hour. Your hourly is:

.15 x 11 x 8 ($13.20 an hour--congrats on your heater )

Basically, it's ROI x buyin x amount of STTs per hour. You should figure it for each buyin level, because averages can be very misleading.
TY I very much appreciate it.

So I was messing around with numbers and to reach the same hourly at the $5.50's you would need a 20% ROI and 12 table. Wondering which route to take as I 12 tabled tonight and I really didn't notice that much of a difference between 8 and 12. But I do know that the players at the $5.50 level are generally awful and a 20% ROI is very realistic for a solid reg.

12 the $5.50's or 8 the $11's?

If only I knew I could hit 20% at the $11 level
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:36 AM   #133
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Monkey banana thanks for the straight forward ICM explanation. I got bogged down by terminology I think.
You say the move is -Ev in dollars. But is it not a no-brainer to try and elimate the short stack when we are getting close to favourable odds?

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:07 AM   #134
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No offence, but you probably have a lot bigger flaws than you think. That's one of the first lessons in poker: most of us are much worse than we think we are.

Begin by playing four tables tiled so you can watch the action. You'll improve more for it. There's no reason to stack five at all.

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You must play AK preflop early. If you get two callers on a bad flop or three on just about any flop that you miss, just give up. No one is observing your play btw, so it doesn't matter how "fishy" you look.

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Don't limp AK.

Start raising AK again. Post examples of hands where you felt lost after the flop.

Your stats are appropriately nitty, but I'd expect to see something like 8/5. You are probably raising small pairs a bit too often.



On the whole this isn't unreasonable.



Dude, nothing is exploitable unless someone can exploit it.



You won't lose much if you checkfold underpairs to an ace on an A high board against three callers. When out of position, checking and seeing what happens is fine.

Make sure though that if you feel you get called a lot by Ax, you raise AK! Do you see? Those same guys will hand you their stacks on A high boards. But they can't do that if you've folded AK preflop

Again, post examples of hands where you had this happen.



There is a lot to learn!
Thank you very much for take the time to comment. Much appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:45 PM   #135
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TY I very much appreciate it.

So I was messing around with numbers and to reach the same hourly at the $5.50's you would need a 20% ROI and 12 table. Wondering which route to take as I 12 tabled tonight and I really didn't notice that much of a difference between 8 and 12. But I do know that the players at the $5.50 level are generally awful and a 20% ROI is very realistic for a solid reg.

12 the $5.50's or 8 the $11's?

If only I knew I could hit 20% at the $11 level
Both targets seem somewhat unrealistic to me but obviously not completely impossible. I'd use lower figures because surprise feels much better than disappointment.


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Monkey banana thanks for the straight forward ICM explanation. I got bogged down by terminology I think.
You say the move is -Ev in dollars. But is it not a no-brainer to try and elimate the short stack when we are getting close to favourable odds?
If you use a program like SNG Wiz, its calculation includes the value of knocking out the shorty. In general, unless the player we're knocking out is very good, we don't need to concern ourselves with doing it. This is one of the many mistakes our opponents make and we can easily avoid.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:22 PM   #136
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Are the knockout sngs on Stars going to be profitable? It's a 7.5% or so vig I think.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:27 AM   #137
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Yes, they'll be very profitable at first.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:03 AM   #138
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BR management & the new steps at FTP

I'm a noob and I'm wondering if there is a way to cash out your tokens on FTP steps progam

I've worked my way up to having 2 step 3 tokens but my BR is only $42 so the step 3 tokens are worth more than my entire roll, is there a way to trade the tokens in for cash or do I have to play these step 3 games?
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:55 AM   #139
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Re: BR management & the new steps at FTP

You can't cash them out. You can however play in tournaments with the equivalent value of the tokens.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:19 AM   #140
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Remember, they aren't turbos so your hourly might not be as good.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:21 AM   #141
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This type of question belongs in the basic question thread, for future reference.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:47 PM   #142
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Hi everyone, so I'm kinda new to playing in sit and goes and am playing the three and five dollar ones on stars. My question is what would be a good strategy for getting chips in the early stages. I've read some other threads and it seems that its best to play very tight early on, but this usually leaves me as one of the shorter stacks needing to shove/fold when the blinds start to get high. Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:07 AM   #143
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Seriously, learn to love it. It's the best way for a novice to play. Sometimes you will get a fish to double you up when you bet a strong hand hard, but you will often be one of the shorter stacks. You talk about needing to shove/fold like that's a bad thing, but that's where we tend to get our edge.

Two things I think it's important to note: one, even the best players finish out of the money roughly six out of 10 times, so it's no big deal to take risks with say 1200 chips. If you double, you're in good shape. If you go bust, oh well, that's one of the six. Two, you must make the most of your strong hands early. Don't play them timidly. Hammer the fish hard when you have something. They love to call, so let them have the opportunity.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:51 PM   #144
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

i played a lot. And i do not think Iam playing bad. got 2 graphs here:

EV graph since I play 18s 6,5$

$ graph


Help me out...Normal variance? Sick downs imo and sick ups...dunno why iam wasting my time playing BE

any comments?
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:13 PM   #145
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Monkey Banana,

I've ran about 700 $5.50's (obv not a super big sample) and have hit almost 20%... 18% or so without a HUD. Adding a HUD I fig will generally add a percent or 2 when properly used. Obv it is too early to say, bc sample is not the biggest but my main point is that the $5.50's are super crush-able. I feel the step up to the $11's is where you start having decent regs, and people who have a clue of what they are doing.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:29 PM   #146
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You may want to switch to Stars for the 11s. They're significantly tougher on Tilt. It may be that the gap is greater on Tilt and the 5.5s a bit tougher on Stars then. I dunno. Never played 5.5s on Tilt at all. So I hope your heater continues ;-) but do move up. You'll doubtless improve for the experience.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:38 PM   #147
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Re: ****Official Beginner/Basic Question Thread****

Hey guys, do you know how i cant change my hud stats on players for every level ?

For example, you know most people are super tight early levels(10/20,15/30 etc), but they become much much more loose when the blinds hit 200/400 or 300/600 for example.

How can i set it(HM) or is it there any other program which can do this(Tourney manager?) ?

Thank you very much
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:29 PM   #148
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Hey guys, do you know how i cant change my hud stats on players for every level ?

For example, you know most people are super tight early levels(10/20,15/30 etc), but they become much much more loose when the blinds hit 200/400 or 300/600 for example.

How can i set it(HM) or is it there any other program which can do this(Tourney manager?) ?

Thank you very much
You can't filter HEM by blind level, but you can filter it by number of players. Open up HUD Options and under there is an option called "additional HUD filters".

If you filter by number of players, this will usually correspond fairly well with their actions according to blind levels.

I have my filtered for something like 2-2, 2-3, 4-5, 5-7, 6-9.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:09 PM   #149
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Can playing double or nothing tourneys be profitable?

I was wondering if anybody solely grinds in double or nothing tournaments and if so, what is your ROI?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:24 PM   #150
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no money in DoNs, everyone's solid
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