Originally Posted by ramdeebam
I play them occasionally, not on full tilt but still hyper turbos on pokerstars. Variance in these games is huge, probably the worse of all game types.
The very best players will lose 100 buy-ins in hyper/super turbos often enough. Best strategy is you need to study ICM and your shove/fold game has to be good. Playing 8 games with an ok profit literally means nothing in them. You need to play probably 5000+ games to get an idea of what your real average profit would be.
+1 ^^^^ this. We all know that long-term poker profit does not come from being lucky, its from skill and edge. Ram has indicated the main points you would need to focus on for these style games.
The games are for speed and huge volume essentially, if you can maintain even a 2% ROI over huge volume your going to see lots of profit and high accumulation of fpp/vpp/rake or whatever applies to the site your playing on. As indicated they are a really high variance game, you could go on a streak and win 50 in a row only to then lose 49 in a row for example, but again as we all know its all about the volume and long term and maintaining a +ROI or +bb/100.
I enjoy the games most of the time, however have never put in any high volume and usually have been breaking even lately when i have run them at best (but I have yet to really put any effort into studying the strategy for them, and we all know learning is key).