Originally Posted by JJ Cricket
Just finished the book (Kill Phill) anyone here try that strategy online?
How does it work for you?
I read enough of it to get the theory. There's a chapter in one of Sklansky's books called "The System" where he describes how a friend of his asked him to teach his daughter how to play hold'em so that she could play in a tournament that weekend. I think the guy was rich, so he was going to plunk the money down and he wanted his daughter to have fun.
The problem though was that she didn't know squat about hold'em, so he devised this system for her that he could teach her in one day. Then later in the book, he invites others to make a more detailed version of "The System" which is what Kill Phil is. The "Rookie" method is basically what he taught the girl. I think she lasted most of the first day of the tournament.
I wouldn't say it's useless, because there's alot of good stuff in that book, but any time you go all-in, you run the risk of busting out of the tourney, regardless of what you're holding. It's no coincidence that Phil Hellmuth rarely goes all-in, and is one of the best tournament players ever. I like to press my luck sometimes in freerolls
, just to see what happens, but in money buy-ins I cut it down to a small fraction. The idea of every single bet being a fold or all-in is somewhat of a stretch to say the least.
The best was to tell if the KP method is good for you is to try it in a few freerolls. If you find you're lasting longer in the tournament because you're piling up more chips, then maybe you might want to use it for awhile and learn more about the fine details.
But.....if you find out your busting out sooner rather than later (which was my experience with it), than you might not want to use the vast majority of it, but like I said there's tons of good stuff in there.
I'll be curious to see where they take it with "Kill Everyone".
BTW, you might want to read some of the book reviews on Kill Phil at Amazon. They give you a good flavor of the range of reactions to the method.