Depends on the stakes, the lower the stakes, the crazier people might play, and the tighter you might need to play. In higher stakes, you could perhaps play looser, since the people here are likelier to fold to bluffs than the people in the lower stakes. It also depends on your table mates patterns and other things.
But even if its a turbo you cant play aggresive with crap hands.. I would play a larger range of hands, but not be stupid with bad cards, because its a turbo and players tend to be very aggresive you would be good paid of with good hands, and therefore you dont need to play bad hands at all.
All depends on the players at your table, if theres a raiser every hand then you'd need to be tight as you would lose a lot of chips trying to see flops with average hands and you will need to wait for a good hand to take advantage of the other players aggressive play.
Turbos are fast. Mainly push and fold poker so get aggressive and get lucky and you have for yourself a magical combination that will get you a win. If you look at let's say, the TCOOP final tables, there is not many big blinds in play. Just looking at some of the final tables for the series, most people are below 20BB and with blinds going up every five minutes, it will be much smaller later on.
The turbos have to be a little more aggressive. I usually picked up slightly in the beginning, as many tend to go all-in easily. After knowing the table, can you push a little more and start some chips ..
Yes absolutely you must play aggressive in turbo tournaments because your stack will go down very quickly as the blinds get getting bigger and bigger!
You will rarely be in a position to where you can just sit back and play, you almost always have to stay aggressive just to stay ahead of the blinds! You definitely wont be able to just sit and wait for premium hands like you can do in Deep stack mtt's, you gotta just find situations and put moves on players to try and get some more chips!
I play some profitable hands Suited connector etc... in the begin ( just call no raise ) and play hyper- agressive the Top 10 of the hands.
I will continue like this until my ratio BB/Chips is UP to 10%, then i will play less hands ( agressive or all in ) with Top 6-15% of the hands depending af my position :
- I f i'm under the Gun Top 6%
- If i m in middle position Top 10%
- If i'm in late position Top 15%
I almost never play on turbo tournament ,unless it was a freeeroll.This type of tournament especially of those super or hyper turbo require more luck than skill.Maybe just wait for a monster hand and play aggressively.
I think playing only with a good hand may result in having less chips than the BB is. Playing more hands trying to steal pot can result in a rly good position for you and helping you keep with the blind level. NEVER go too deep so you can always fold a hand w/o big loss.
as a pretty much only turbo MTT player heres some tips for playing these tourneys....overrall early on you play like a normal tourney...tight and looking for spots to limp behind with SCs and small pairs for decent implied odds..in the mid stage (before the $) you should be playing tight still and focusing a lot on position...eventually the blinds are gonna go up and your then going to have to widen up your shoving range aswell as your call off range...and postflop play is limited...overrall you must have a main idea of whos who at your table and how wide they are going to be shoving/calling off...aswell as who you can abuse...understand that blind stealing at this point is critical and at times you can build by taking down uncontested pots preflop...at many times your going to have to make positional shoves wide and positional folds that if normal stacked (20bb+) you would normally raise with....and you should be shoving wide in LP...it is always better to be the pusher than the caller...understand there is a luck factor in these so prepared to get slapped in the face by variance often..use of a push fold chart is a useful tool aswell...here is one that has helped me heaps! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VZk5EMFE#gid=0
I don't like the turbo tournements, because you see just a few hands before the blinds are really high, and so you can't often look at the flop. I play them fairly aggressive to have often some double ups. Often I try some all ins with premium hands. That's why I don't really like them. I have often failed in such tournements and rarely won. I can't get like especially the freerolls at Poker Stars, there are too many players and the blind level is too fast.
In turbos, during the 1st 2-3 levels..I will limp big hands (JJ-AA and AK) in early position. The table is usually pretty aggressive and someone will raise. Then I will 3-bet all in and they think their A9s is good.
the faster the structure, the less time you have to wait for premium hands. so by necessity you need to open up your starting hand requirements or risk blinding out (or blinding down to a puny stack so that when you finally catch AA you get 5 callers and lose to 9To...or you DO double up with AA and you're still not healthy!)
There are 2 ways to open up, or "loosen up". You can be loose passive (calling station) or you can be loose aggressive. Loose aggressive (LAG) is much more preferable than loose passive.
Here is my basic thought process for various "styles" in various tourney types.
so on both of these scales, whether or not you realize it, you will always be somewhere on a scale of 1-10 in terms of your looseness and aggressiveness.
loose/tight: I'm about a 2 in early position and a 3 in late position
pass/agg: I'm about a 7 in any position, but I become more passive when facing a LAG....I tend to call them down with reasonable hands.
loose/tight: I'm about a 3 to a 4 in late position
passive/aggressive: I'm about a 7 to 8
loose/tight: I'm about a 4 or 5 and a 6 in late position
pass/agg: I'm about a 7 or 8
Hyper Turbo tourney:
Loose/Tight: I'm about a 5 and a 6 or 7 in late pos
pass/agg: I'm about an 8-9 in any position. there is little room for anything besides raising, folding and jamming.
luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
Obivously if the blinds are rising faster you'll have to adapt and play faster yourself.
Early in a tourney, while the blinds are low I like to lowball and pick up small pots while looking for chances to double up.
Later on when blinds are far more important you have to be way more aggressive and value every single BB.
If shortstacked, push or fold, when average you can loosen up a bit - steal blinds, bully shortstacks. When deep, I go loose aggressive making everyone's life at the table harder. Mainly aiming at the average stackers, min-raises and 3-bet bluffs seem to work well against them.
In general though, be more aggro and play wider ranges than you would in a regular tourney.
I always play faster and more agg. It drives me crazy when people just sit there, get the time bank, wait till the last second then folds. Theres a lot of people who sit out and don't click sit out. lol