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Old 10-20-2005, 09:34 PM
Landon_McFly Landon_McFly is offline
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Default Playing for 3rd?

I love reading poker blogs. ZeeJustin, Curtains, and Poker Nerd are my favs, but I recently stumbled upon Gidders. Some guy who multi's the low buy-ins at Stars. I've downloaded some of his videos and I really like his insight, but it seems to me that he never pays attention to getting into the money BEFORE HE TRIES TO WIN IT. My strategy is always to try to get into the money, then go for the win. He has a different take on this.

I'm wondering what everyone else thinks about this.

Should you play for 1st?

Or should you get into the $$$ before you try to win?
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:11 PM
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Choosing one doesn't necessarily negate the other. While either thought on/near the bubble often works against acting in the most +EV way.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:16 PM
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Your almost always playing for 1st. There are a few times when playing to money is appropriate, usually when there's almost no chance to get 1st.

Bluefeet's answer is g00t too.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:21 PM
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Could you give a link to the blog?
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:29 PM
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My strategy is just to survive with a decent stack into the money.

Then, I will try to win. If I'm correct Howard Lederer also advocates this strat.

Although, after watching some of Gidders's videos I can also see how his mindset works also.

I was just wondering which mindset is more +EV
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:35 PM
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www.gidders.com
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:01 PM
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im confused, are you talking about mtt's of sng's?

Steve
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:12 PM
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SNG's only
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:15 PM
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ok, cause the howard reference had me confused.
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:21 AM
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www.gidders.com

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ahem...

from here :
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I have come up with a SNG strategy that has seen me book a Return On Investment over 50% over 500 SNG's - a feat thought impossible by many experts on SNG statistics.


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