Sprint Or Marathon?
Heads-up, 6-max, 10-person, or 10 to 100 people sit 'n go's can all be considered sprints. The rest are marathons. In a general way, the longer the marathon, the greater the tournament pay-off. True, there are shorter tournaments available at cash sites, where the buy-in raises the prize money, respectably. But, generally speaking.... Nevertheless, For the sprint you will have to duck the rushes of those who are getting cards that match the board, if you are not, particularly if you have poor bluff-developing skills, as yet. The same can be said of the marathons, but, one thing I want to bring out about the marathons is how you can switch on and off. What I mean by that is, you can be doing great in a marathon, when, suddenly, your magic turns off. Your stack starts to dwindle a bit, It's making you nervous. You don't like the pullback. It's the same feeling you get that the stock market gives you. The pullback tempts you to panic. This is when you go into preserve-the-stack mode. Keep track of your cards and the board. let them sync-up again. This will help keep you from going from hero to zero. The longer the tournament, the greater must be your patience and discipline. Although you are only a few double-ups from once again becoming a force to be reckoned with, impatience can destroy your stack. On balance, patience must be employed at the shorter tournament, as well, just not for the duration of the longer tournaments, obviously.