re: Poker & FTP Steps thoughts?
Originally Posted by pcgnome
Now I have a step 3 ticket. I tried to register & unregister from a
$26 90 man ko-turbo, and all I got back was my step 3 ticket. How do you cash in these tickets?
You don't cash them in. Step3 ($26) is the first level at which you can then use your ticket to play say a $26mtt or $26sng,....then, 'if you cash', this is how you're getting cash back for your ticket.
With the step sng's there are multilple 'bubble spots'. One needs to alter play accordingly.
I'd suggest playing the type of game you're familiar with (be it 18man reg. speed, turbo, or 9plyr reg. or turbo... OR.. > super turbo) & then obviously alter/adjust play on account of multilple bubble spots.
I've played a bunch of 18man sng's in the past when they had 'tokens' ($26) instead of steps (tickets). It was top 5 getting the ticket & 6th getting some cash. Personally I preferred the reg. speed for these (turbos were easy.. 'if' you actually get a hand to double with in early-mid. levels.. whereas the reg. speed give you lots of time to look for spots to take advantage of weak players). If you're an avid 9man sng player then I'd suggest playing the 9man games for steps. The super turbos have a bunch of regs. in them, mixed with a few donkeys (it's nice to know who's who,.. ie. the donks will be calling too wide in early levels & likely shoving in EP with any Ace, whereas the regs. will be tighter in early levels.. and easy to steal their blinds (unless they're priced in of course, which is often the case in super turbos). The variance is kinda high in the super turbos but if you're playing even a bit of volume they can be ok (if you're experienced with that format).
Personally I played mostly super turbos while obtaining Step3 tickets. I started out with 10 step0 entries & 10 step1's & ended up with 8 step3 tickets (but it took ALOT of games to get them!).