This is a discussion on Which blind structure do you prefer? Deep/turbo , normal/slow? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Just wondering which blind structure do my fellow CC members usually prefer, and why?
i see this two structures very common on ACR.
1 - 25,000 starting
I prefer deep/turbo over normal/slow. Its because faster blinds make for a faster pace game and could get rid of the people who are slowly playing in the game or mass sitout online from taking up so much time from game play time.
Also its faster so it may take less time I think to make it to the money (if you could make it there)
The important is not the starting stack in chips but in big blinds. A fast tournament structure gives less time to outplay your opponents, and it also tend to make the average stack short. This is because, when players get less chances to get involved, before blinds go up, they are less likely to bust or increase their stack. Short stacks take some of the skill out of the game, so generally I prefer a not to fast structure, but I will play turbos, if nothing else is running, or if I dont have time for normal tournaments. In the latter case it will typically be a turbo SnG, since a large turbo tournament still takes 2-3 hours or more to complete.
I prefer taking my time to play and waiting for good hole cards in position. For this reason, I like deep stacked tournaments. They do take time but I prefer not to play under pressure from the blinds.
That being said, if I do not have much time, a turbo game is fine with me. I usually play freerolls and .10 cent tourneys. When I feel like getting frisky, I go to the cash games and tend to blow my bankroll.
I know one thing. I like freezeouts over rebuys and addons and reentries any day. Nice job in that tourney. I know it's not the finish you wanted. Saw the last hand. Pretty ugly after the flop. That sucked but you played well.
I prefer turbines, with them it is more interesting, not as prolonged as in slow ones. maybe because patience is not enough for slow ones and time is not always found for playing with a slow structure.
I prefer deep stack long levels play. Improves my chances of making fewer mistakes than my opponents and overcoming the ones I do make, as evidenced by my 18 hour $11 entry tournament win years ago on Poker Stars.
Personally I prefer the turbo mode because it is a much faster mode than playing normal, I am an aggressive player when I am playing in that mode because the blinds increase every five minutes and you do not have time to think much about your hand and the others, It is also a modality that rewards players who bet with large chips since they are eliminated very constantly, already at the first hour in the tournament they must be less than half, I prefer that speed to the normal one with which you can stay more than three hours to reach the final table.
according to the state of mind in which I am and the time I have. but the truth is I don't like to play slow tournaments, they make a world for me, I almost always play turbo and super turbo are my favorites.
Just wondering which blind structure do my fellow CC members usually prefer, and why?
i see this two structures very common on ACR.
1 - 25,000 starting stack, 5 min levels
2 - 2,500 starting stack, 12 min levels
Lately I've been playing Venom satellites. They offer these 2 types of tourney in which top few finishers get seats to the next steps
I personally live the deep stack, fast blinds, allows for more skill imo
My preference for games is the deep, turbo format on PS, but for satellites I like deep Hyper-turbos. I find the normal or slow format for satellites mean you're investing 12+ hours or more between the sat and actual event.
for tournaments I like it when the blinds are slow I feel that this way I have a better chance of playing my best game, despite having been playing for many years it still costs me a bit to adapt to turbos tournaments, of course I've played them, but many times I prefer not to .
for sng the same, I prefer slow blinds, but if it's HU I like Hyper
i seem to only have the option to play hyper or turbos which i dont enjoy playing, i prefer being able to have time to settle in, rather than all-in gambles, which takes away the fun of playing poker for me.
I prefer the regular blind speed tournaments but I find they take waaaayyyy too long in the larger MTT so I usually end up playing turbo if there are going to be thousands of players otherwise after a few hours I started getting too bored.
kalelisback (https://www.cardschat.com/members/kalelisback/)Thinking about the two possibilities you brought, you would prefer 25,000 starting stack, 5 min levels. I'm still a beginner and I credit that it's quieter with a bigger stack, even with less time between levels.
You can take greater risks.
In MTTs, I prefer playing with a stack as deep as possible and a normal pace (8 to 15 min levels). I think that allows some serious level of play. In SNGs, with less than $30 buy in, I like the 5 min turbos. The hypers are the ones I very rarely play. I consider them pure gambling where no poker skills are needed.