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Friday, January 19, 2007


I hate playing SNGs for some reason. They just don't do it for me. That being said, I nearly busted my FTP account a couple weeks ago and planned to transfer from funds back there from UB. When Neteller shut down, this couldn't be done, so I've been playing $5 SNGs on there to replenish it the old-fashioned way.

There's one thing about SNGs that I absolutely love (besides the fact that they're fairly mechanical-- which generally I hate but it allows me to four or five table them and the variance is low) is the end game when the blinds are ridiculously high. You can open-jam every hand and people will still lay down to you. Yesterday, I was even getting comments from people like "you got somewhere to be?" but they'd still fold way too often. It looks like a stupid, maniacal play, but if they keep mucking and playing way too weakly, there's almost no risk at all in doing it.

Not much else exciting going on. I have been focusing on not being so lazy with my open-raise sizing (i.e., making smaller raises from the front and bigger raises on the button and in the cutoff) instead of just hitting 'bet pot' but it's a real minor difference.

I won't get into the open-raising thing too much because it's been done before by a million people, but here's a good link:

Chris Ferguson

Phil Gordon's Little Green Book also covers this concept a fair amount.

Chipp has also broken it down for me pretty well in an old thread called "varying opening raise sizes".

That's all for now, hopefully something exciting'll happen soon.

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