Originally Posted by Teanter
This is great advice for me as I think I've been really stuck with just this issue... my gut vs. the reality of the math. (maybe that's a newbie universal. )
GREAT thread everyone! Cilderr, I'm really glad you asked the question!
Well sorry I missed your intro Lisa - welcome to CC, Philly girlfriend!! Haven't seen you play like a newbie, but it's been a long time!! BTW, I don't see you logged into RB much. I usually go in there to take the daily quiz, beat up on quizzy, and get a password or two. I got a new set of chips from Full Tilt. Anytime you want to get a friendly game going, drop me a line.
And yes, great thread. Philthy is so on the money at every point. Just this one paragraph taught me a lot, but still uncertain as to play the Kx once I get it (all-ins?):
For example: When blinds are low and you have a big stack, you don't have to play many hands. You can wait and wait and wait for a big hand and not worry too much about getting eaten by blinds. Also, hands like A/small kicker or K/small kicker have very little value, but small PP and suited connectors in multi-way pots have a lot of value. But when blinds are big compared to your stack, there are changes. You can no longer wait for big hands because blinds will eat you up. Hands like A/x and K/x go up in value while small PP and suited connectors go down in value. So, its all about adjusting and knowing when to adjust.
The only thing I might add is that when you're in a 90 person SNG , after you eliminate (and luck ALWAYS plays some part in this) the overly loose aggressive and loose passive (roughly half the field), you're dealing with better players. If you've gotten as far as the bubble, you're doing great - although no one is expected be happy with that result. I know it's hard, but try not to get tilted when you get a nasty donk beat. Sit out a hand or 3. And learn from the wealth of knowledge here.