This is a discussion on SCOOP $22 NLHE Recommendations within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Hi all
Just picked up a $22 ticket for entry into a SCOOP event from tonight’s freeroll.
I’ve never played in the SCOOP events before (primarily a
Last year I played ton of events during SCOOP but the one I am most proud of was 22$ phase 1. On my first attempt, I finished with a very decent stack size and progressed to phase 2.
I literally played abc poker. Standard opening range, nothing fancy. I also was very patient and figured out who good players are and separated them from bad.
Basically - don't try anything against bad players, just wait for strong holdings and call them off or bet if they are calling stations.
Against good ones, you can go for some bluff here and there but it is not needed to survive phase 1 and get into phase 2.
Keep in mind, once in phase2, there will be a lot of super short stacks that got there, so it is very easy to get to at least one payjump with a mid stack.
However, considering you haven't payed anything to get the 22$ ticket, I would advise playing any PKO event. There you can get some $ from your freeroll, even if you don't finish ITM. In this case, I advise playing a pretty tight range, and be aggressive with premium holdings. Usually these MTTs have a decent and deep stacks so you can really wait for your moment to win.