My apologies if this has come up recently, I was reading an article here: Exclusive Strategy for Smashing 180 man turbo sit-n-go's
, and was curious to know really what the more experienced players here thought of this early stage advice?
From the start Iím looking for hands to double up with. This includes mainly pairs, suited aces and big Ax hands. With small pairs Iím looking to see a cheap flop and hit a set. If someone opens before me ill most likely fold unless itís a small raise or more than one player has called. If itís folded around to me I will limp in with the same strategy in mind. If I donít hit a set Iím almost always folding unless its heads up and I can fire a small bet to take the pot down when my opponent shows weakness. If shown any sort of resistance Iím done with the hand unless of course we make a set on later streets. The same concept applies for suited aces. Iím looking to see a cheap flop in hopes of making a flush or possibly 2 pair.
To me it seems very much OTT, and counter intuitive when compared with other SNG articles I have thread which encourage you to play a very much tighter game earlier on, when the blinds are small and there's minimal benefit gained from blind stealing.
To me the strategy seems a bit like betting your entire tournament life on coin flips without necessity? It makes far more sense in my head to wait for the stronger hands and shove (i.e. AA/KK/AK/AQ/AJ/QQ/JJ) - so that at least you're approaching 65/35 or something to win. Am I missing something here?