This is a discussion on Why so many turbos? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I would guess and so 85% of online tournaments are turbos. In my opinion that's more just gambling and not paying poker. Do you guys
The sites (that is in the business to earn money) wants more gambling so the recreational players don't lose their money to fast to pros and or good players. The sites earn their money in rake and the more players and games the more rake and money comes to them.
The fact what it goes faster makes them earn faster also. Look at the spin and go's for an extreme example.
If I like it myself: not in general. But if I'm short on time I can sometimes prefer it.
Gambler types and players that play mostly for fun like it for the action, and with the smaller edge to skillful players they also have a bigger chance to win something more often.
Poker sites basically offer the tournaments, people want to play, and if you look at the SnG lobby of Stars, there is simply more activity in the turbo section, even though in this case people can choose completely freely to play one or the other. The obvious explanation is, many people dont have time to play long tournaments. The most extreme result of this is Spin n Gos, which only last a few minutes, and which have become extremely popular.
I dont exactly love turbos, but I have come to accept the format a bit more, and have actually managed to win one and have deep runs in two others on 888 poker. You just need to become really good at short stacked poker and understand, that the majority of action is going to be preflop.
Poker rooms, it is beneficial to increase the variance for the players. So the money will be longer in the system. I do not think that professionals earn much less, because weak players like this format of tournaments and there are just more of them. You need to be able to play and turbo tournaments and ordinary)
I do not like turbo tournaments and do not play on them because of the rapid growth of their blinds. At these tournaments, the tactics of the game are close to frequent all-ins. And that means the game is more dependent on luck and not on the ability to play.
I'm not a fan of turbos. I even prefer hypers over turbos. Turbo's you can't really be patient but also too deep to jam correctly like in hypers. Just stuck in the middle and not my preference. If you need to cash and make a deep run, regular format definitely the best in my opinion.
Even Spin and Go tournaments can be profitable if your play it well, the hard part is to put enough time and dedication to play it well. But it is really hard, and I am not able to make it profitable. Now I decide to only play freerolls
I think it is from the Advent of mobile poker APKs that allow us to play for money on the go. Hard to get into a serious tournament on the go with 20 minute levels and 30to 60 second timers when you playing while waiting at the doctor's office.