re: Poker & Are turbo tournaments full of varience?
turbos are going to involve more luck, but they can be played intelligently. The biggest thing to recognize is that STACK SIZE IS EVERYTHING. Your stack size determines the types of plays that you can make, and the same holds for your opponents. You have to identify the players whose stacks will lead them to be highly conservative, and fold their blinds every time when raised. You need to be able to exploit those players. Often the blinds will be so high, that going all in is the only play. In that case, WHEN you do it is often more important than WHAT you're holding, as taking down the blinds can be huge. Calling all ins should only be done if you have to. AK and AQ are great for picking off the guys shoving with ace rag, but again, it's always better to be the one shoving than calling.