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Old 05-20-2005, 12:47 PM
mjm mjm is offline
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Default Is $10+1 always like this?

I haven't been playing on-line too frequently, but when I did played $109 or $215 SNG's. My bankroll doesn't really justify this & as I've decided to start playing more often thought I would start the process of finding the most appropriate level, starting with $11s.

I played 6 tourneys last night & couldn't believe what was happening.

Even at Level 1 over half the hands would get a pot of over $1000. Players would flat call all the way down to the showdown for most of their stack & lose to top pair/weak kicker.

All limpers would call when somebody raised 3xBB pre-flop.

Re-raises and check raises appear not to exist.

Surely I just stumbled on weak tournaments & it's not always like this. If it is I'm going to have to get some more monitors and start multi-tabling, this has got to be more profitable than playing in say $55's and having a 15-20% ROI
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: Is $10+1 always like this?

15-20% ROI at 50's = $10 per tourney. You'd need 90% ROI to get that at a $10+1.

But yes, they are just like you described (full of total dumbasses).
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: Is $10+1 always like this?

Thursday-Saturday nights generally bring out the nutjobs.

You will not have an ROI of 75-100% at the 11s.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:55 PM
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Default Re: Is $10+1 always like this?

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playing in say $55's and having a 15-20% ROI

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Although the $10s are certainly weak, sustaining a ROI of 30% is still difficult. If you can beat up the $50s for 15% ROI the choice is easy!

Welcome back and good luck!
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: Is $10+1 always like this?

With regards ROI, it was a rough estimate that it would be more profitable, but was factoring in I could do some substantial multi-tabling as (if the games last night are the norm) you can pretty much auto-pilot and just play good cards. In $55 I would only want to play a single table to pick up reads etc..
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:01 PM
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you can pretty much auto-pilot and just play good cards. In $55 I would only want to play a single table to pick up reads etc..

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reads...HA.

Actually, I figured that's where you were going. Honestly though, I play the 55s with minimal reads and have done very well. You should be able to multitable them with few problems.
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:02 PM
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Try a $5. You'll appreciate the skill at $10. Having 2 or 3 eliminated on the first hand with the best starting hand being A10, KJ, 88, etc isn't rare.
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