Originally Posted by Scrover
You do need a great deal of luck to win a 1,000 player hyperturbos (like those 2 cent ones on Pokerstars), but the main way other than going all in and getting lucky for accumulating chips is blind stealing (especially short handed). I won a number of 45 man hyperturbos because I planned on just getting a big stack at the final table as much as I could (because you never want to be the shortstack in a hyperturbo) and shoving non premiums with 5BB (e.g. suited connectors).
I do agree.
When i started playing poker, i started for fun, with those 2 cents hyper turbos. With no skill whatsoever, i won the second place (well more like lost the first place) two times in one day and i played about 10-15 of those tournaments. Only luck. No skill. (i did do some nice bluffs, but still, no skill)
Another example: a friend of mine won a 1$ hyper turbo few days ago. That's the day i lost faith in God ) He has NO skill. Think of the most unskilled player you know, and triple that. That's how much skill he doesn't have, and still managed to win.