Originally Posted by mapjay
New to the site but not that new to the game. I am a pretty much a sit and go player that does the occassional MTT when I have the time. I play a lot at night after work and Sundays when I am not up too much.
My question is Turbo or not too Turbo?? That is the question! I am not a fan of them myself I like to take my time and I do not like being rushed. I am not a fan of the preflop all-in and I feel turbo's kind of force some of that action. So that is my general thought; I was looking for other peoples points of view so as to look at it on another angle maybe.
Once you become more advanced with your SNG play you will come to understand that the basic theory of the game is.... maintain some fe (keep a decent stack size... don't have to play a bunch of pots to accumulate chips..... often better to fold in marg. situations & just keep your chips).... soooo.... that you can get to the end game where shoving is usually the 'correct' play. (ie. we cannot raise/fold with say ~10bb..because once we've raised we're now priced in to call if shoved back on... we are getting the right price to call.... so shove it in in the first place (usually) instead... unless for eg. you have a rookie table and figure that you can all of a sudden open for a standard raise while on a shove-sized stack with say AA/KK/QQ & will actually induce a resteal shove...but against better players it's still better to just shove w monsters as well as it conceals them & balances our shoving range.
SNG (STT) is about getting to the bubble & having a big enough stack to shove with & then KNOWING the shove/fold game (ie. learn about ICM).
Many of the regs. play turbos... their advantage comes from being very experienced/knowledgeable with the shove/fold game.