they are good, but they take work to be able to beat them for decent profit. And no it's not just an ICM test, you have to really work at your game to get edges in these, and alot of it comes from making non all in plays, and plays designed to extract or save more money vs fishy players. Vs the better players you can't do much apart from play ICM/defensive NASH.
I know where this thread is going, i think we need to setup a sticky regarding hypers and other formats as it's a question that pops up way too often and there is just a shitton of misinformation in these types of threads.
I love them...when they run on the site I play at..I just wished I could play at stars and if I could that is all I would play. Why? Cause players make so many mistakes in these..calling off light and shoving way too wide,you can just make so much cash with these type of sng.
Hyper turbo interesting tournament. But at the same time it's very heavy because of Blandy is always growing and the cards sometimes fall a good and have to play even on the middle arm. I would even say that it's no longer a tournament and test.
they can be very profitable specially lower buy in hyper turbos because some players think there is no strategy involved and shove all in with weak hands and with a good strategy you can take advantage of this players.
I love em. I play $1.00 180 man and $3.75 6 man sattys to BIG$11.00 and Sunday storm. These are also a good way of moving up with VPP's or FPP's (VIP level). As has been said you also get to playa alot of games in a session. Gl in your quest....See you on the Virtual felt
The World Series of Poker had a $1,000 Hyper Holdem event this past summer. Are there players that have an edge in this high-level tournament? Or is there a limit to how good someone can get at the faster structure?
Definitely my favourite type of game type. Find it quite profitable, the only negative that I can take from playing them is that now when I play "normal" games I find myself getting restless that the action takes too long to get going.
It's a different variety of poker. It's more about ICM then traditional Poker. Good for people who play these spots a lot rather then people who play them from time 2 time. There is a edge in all forms of poker once you play a decent volume
Hypers are great. They force you to learn how to effectively leverage a short stack. You have to get comfortable playing a very aggressive type of game and know how to fight back against people doing the same. Sure, the variance is high, but that's not a bad thing. Fish don't want to keep playing if they never win.
I personally hate them. There isn't enough wiggle room.
I prefer standard and turbo because it feels more like proper competitive poker, if that makes any sense.
makes sense, but there's wiggle room, you just have to learn to overcome those uncomfortable spots where you are probably too short to make a certain play and realize that even a 50 chip bet is a big bet in hypers.
This type of format is more towards lucks rather than skill and hardly profitable imo.Imagine if all players at the table just waiting nitly for premium as the blind grow bigger,at the end it all depend on flip.