Originally Posted by canucks921
I'm glad you like them, I have had no sucess with this tourney. 300 chips is just unbelieavable. What is your strategy, do you shove? Play small pots?
You never play small pots in them.. it is strictly shove/fold strategy (even if you wake up w AA in early levels.. SHOVE... you'll likely have a better chance of getting paid off anyways).
The game is based on shove/fold play, similiarly to bubble play in a SNG but with a full table. Typically you're playing tight in early levels in early position (you don't want to shove with A-rag in EP.. but in LP..early levels.. yes.).
As blinds begin to go up, if table's been really tight, you'll often be getting odds
to call while in the blinds.
If you happen to double up in the early going, don't make the mistake of donking off half your stack by calling down another shove (unless you've got decent.. which is based upon what position the guy is shoving from and what you're holding obv). It's better to hang onto that 600 then taking a risk early and dropping back down to 300.
One double up typically gets you to the bubble, where it's shove/fold play as usual. On some tables (very loose $3 ones), you might even reach bubble in first couple of orbits on your starting stack (I've cashed in these before without playing a hand, lol.. but wouldn't recommend it).
In the $7's there are alot more regs. (or at least players who know what they're doing) and the game is typically alot tighter in early levels and you don't see the limping & min-raising that you'll see in the $3's. (levels higher in this are even better).
I know of a few guys who played a few thousand of these games and actually got a bit of a bankroll from them. Typically though, an ROI or +2-3% is good (over the longrun). The volume you can put in makes up for it. They're not for the weak-hearted (or easily tilted) as you can take some pretty badruns in them.
I also know of some players who did really well in these in the $3's, then $7's but then had to move up for some reason.... they lost their edge at the higher buyins and bankrolls couldn't hack the variance. Maybe this is similiar to your experience in them OP? $75 seems pretty pricey unless you'd actually built the account up to 7k or something???