Originally Posted by Poker Orifice
Do you have alot of experience playing these games? (Turbo 45's & 180's). They are a total shovefest (meaning, you will need to know shove/fold game well). You can also expect huge swings in these (especially the Turbo 180's).
I don't play the Turbo 180's but know of others who do (good, experienced players) & am just going by what I've heard from them.
Personally I wouldn't start out on them.
What site are you planning on playing on?
What exerperience do you have? (ie. have you played many STT-SNG, many large-field MTT's ...???)
If you're just starting out I would for sure stick with 'regular' speed & I would just start out at $2 to $5 buyin level, playing whatever MTT's were in lobby (reg. speed) & would add in some cheap 45man (regualar speed) SNG's & the $4 180man (regular speed) SNG (if on Pokerstars).
$500 should be a decent amount (imo).
I have very decent amount of poker experience, playing fora a years. I played on titan, full tilt, stars. Now just on stars because number of active players.
Generally, I played much more live than online, Holdem nl, Omaha nl (SNG one table, MTT(average 45mans), regular speed, fast speed cash games, much of everything) and live have much much better results, actually I'm constantly losing online and that fact is killing me. I don't know why but, I'm tilting very fast online, my shove game is ok, when playing live, but online is different story. I don't believe 100% in fold game, when flop is cheap, I'm paying from time to time. With limping combined with aggressive game post-flop, I made enormous cash on MTT live, even online.