Originally Posted by salim271
How do you play it??? I've asked before but most people tell me to get my chips in with the best hand i can... i really do try to, but honestly it seems impossible. If I try and stay tight early and maybe double up once, i still become shortstacked and unable to steal to even break into 1,000 chip range, and people who just bingo'd their way to 2000-3000 stacks and above just call me down... :/ its frustrating since this and the ferguson are the shortest freerolls around and I'd like to capitalize on that...
First, this is a short stack turbo. You start with 300 chips and blinds go up every 5 min.
As I said, it will take a few trys as there is a big luck factor in the beginning with this structure. In the beginning, do as people have told you-get it in with the best hand you can. If you lose-so what- try again tomorrow. You HAVE to get chips early. There is no playing tight early. When you do get chips beat the H#ll out of any short stack as they will have to push a wide range. As you even said people are 'bingo' playing -why-cause they have a stack to do it with. They can withstand to lose the hand- you can't. They are trying to collect as many chip as possible to survive. This is what you need to do.
Once you have a good stack keep a eye on where you are at in the tourney. People are dropping like flys. The biggest problem now is to know when to shut it down. People in this tourney that have big stacks keep playing when they should just stop. If you do get a big stack you will also have to then tighten up and let the shortys and the mid stacks and idiots with big stacks fight it out. Just keep an eye out for where you are at in the tourney and make adjustments as needed. Don't overplay at the end if you have a big stack. Remember-you are not trying to take 1st place as 200th place pays the same.
Best of luck to you.