There is no "best" strategy in poker, because people play differently, their styles vary. You should try different strategies, and pull something out of each one, combining it into one strategy of your own taste. To find the right one will take time and experience, but that is how you learn!
It would be to prepare to swing a lot.... I would read up on ICM and consider getting HEM and SNG Wizard. you will have to play a seriously high volume and move up in stakes to make any real money because your ROI% will always be less than 5% over a large sample.
i used to play these a lot... its almost always going to be a breakeven, but honestly the best play is gonna be look for a good all in hand and push it, steal blinds if you get a chance. Thats the best you can do, its basically just gambling without any kind of style or chance for skill.
its best to wait for a good hand at first and go all in, or if 2-3 blinds pass and you didn't get a good hand, than go all in with any hand. If you get tippled up or more than you can play a bit better.
6 max hyper-turbo. You can shove with range AT+ and almost with any pocket pair. I don't recommend to go all in with a pair of deuces and threes, just fold it or if starting blinds is less then 10bb call or make minimal raise if it possible. If starting blinds is less then 10bb you can make minimal raise with weak A+ and KT+. Many players are shove with hands QJ and KT+ in the early stages, I think this game wrong, many times I have taken all their chips
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super high variance, so you should use about 1/3 of your normal % for a SNG of your bankroll. Open your hand range up when you get a chance to see something cheap and play very very very tight aggressive, Basically, just shoving to steal blinds and play all in preflop. Thats almost your only option, but be ready for lots of big swings. I used to play them all the time 22$ ones constantly but never really got anywhere w them, mostly broke even. It is hard when its such a short tournament w so much variance. Gl in the future.
Here is one strategy. You have a big stack, then expect a good card to raise or allin. If a small stack when you have increased the range of hands to play. Blyde growing rapidly and there is no time to wait for a card. I do not play in such tournaments. It's more like a lottery
To me hyper-turbo tourneys are pure lottery, but maybe I don't understand how to play them.
If you play tight you will be eaten by rapidly growing blinds. Even when you get premium hands and make raises and reraises you will get several calls and someone's garbage hand in multi-pot will beat you. Even if you manage to survive in one multi-pot you will be knocked out in the next one, giving that you so lucky to get another good hand.
So hyper-turbo structure forces you to play wide ranges and again in multi-pots. And even without equity calculator it's clear that your odds with such strategy are low.
I've been playing these at Poker Stars, and really only because they're the smallest buy in above the freerolls, at .02 cents and 10 minutes a round I don't mind. My best guess for strategy would be, try and wait for a very good starting hand and push all in, you really only have a maybe 5 hands before the blinds and antes devour your stack lol, if you can go all in and then once more or are able to build your stack by winning a couple hands then there's only a few hundred players left, every one of these guys want the win so you can play aggressive and climb the leader board into the money. This is working for me on the 990 player hyper turbo no limit hold em with the .02 buy in at poker stars. But of course with the speed of these games, it's really more of a luck of the hands instead of a no limit hold em mind and strategy game. If anybody has any advice for me on this, please feel free, I'm still a relatively new player at this and have lots to learn still.
I usually like to play 6 man Hypers. There is definitely a strategy in these for winning. Most people believe these are allin fests and you can use this to your advantage. You can wait a few rounds in the early stages, even mix in a few limps in to throw the other players off and try to see some flops in position. These can be profitable if you play them right.
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You're a short stack, have you heard of the theory that if you have less than 14 BBs you play push or fold, well I think you start those games with like 17 BBs so you're pretty darn close to push or fold. Might as well just start playing that way. It's been mentioned I am sure but hyper-turbo strategy is an oxymoron.
I play the Omaha hi lo 6 seater hyper turn is on pokerstars. They are fun to play but as far as strategy goes, I think it just comes down to luck. As you only start with 500 chips, there is no room to manoeuvre. If you try to make a small raise, most of the time someone will just go all in rather than call so you have to be prepared to put all your chips in on any hand you play.
If you can steal an early pot, it is a big advantage as the short stacks get blinded out very quickly so they are forced to sometimes go all in with rubbish, and in these situations you can call relatively cheaply and steal pots.
I think the OP was asking if anyone can lend some help in these sitandgos. There are winning players in these and they depend on everyone thinking that these are all luck. If anyone has good experience winning in these I think the OP would greatly appreciate some talk on strategy rather than comment after comment saying how they are complete crap shoots.
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