Hyper-Turbo = luck only?
is offering these EPT Final packages right? So I decided to jump in and try to get my share through the Hyper-Turbo freerolls
satellites, but so far it's been the most frustating thing I've ever experienced with poker.
I decided to adopt a strategy where I will wait for my chance to put all the money in. This doesn't mean I will wait for TT+, AQ+ and shove then, but I will shove whenever I know I'm ahead of opponent's range while 3-way or Heads-Up. But still I end up losing most of the times. I will usually end up in situations like AT vs A8, AK vs QJ, KT vs K9, etc, and lose. Even post flop, I'm betting the pot with KJ in a KQ7 board, get a call, then I shove a 2 Turn to get called by K2, and I start thinking that I should have shoved in that Flop, although I would lose anyways.
I played like 5 tournaments this far, and the best place I had so far was 300th (50 shy from the qualification). The pretty much obvious conclusion is that Hypers are the poker game
most prone to bad beats. So I ask whether there is any skill in it at all. I mean another strategy people take to these tournaments is shoving almost anything in the early stages (58, 75, and the like, even OOP), and build up a good stack. And even middle and later stages I still see K5 and Q5 shoving, even from huge stacks. What the hell?
My point is, is there any hope for a decent player to win these tournaments at all? It seems your skill or thought proccess is only secondary here, as long as you have enough luck to get good cards.