AMT starts off with the basics in his first DeucesCracked series, walking you through an introduction to SNG/STT play, finishing up with a bit of discussion on early stage play.
Join Alex Triner (AMT), our expert SNG/STT coach as he takes you though the soup to nuts of online SNG/STT play. Starting with early level play, bubble play and moving on to Independent Chip Modeling (ICM) calculations -- all you need to know to get started crushing SNG/STTs online.
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Downloading as we speak, really looking forward to it, enjoyed your first videos, even if I was not a beginner in stts, very clear and somehow motivated me to start 4 tabling, good results so far,I dont have this stupid urge to play hands at low levels, its fascinating how often you get good hands over 4 tables!
I hope you are going to get deep into theory in this series and also talk about software tools and their use.
Also, What is your view on 6-max vs full tables stts ? At the low levels (20-30 dollars) short handed seems more profitable (and fun) to me, but I am not sure I can back up this claim by any real argument!
Cheers, I hope your finals went well, I have just been there also!
Just finished watching it, very very informative first episode covering the basics cos like you said, not truly that much information on sng's so reinforced the things i was intuitively doing right while highlighting mistakes I have been making, mostly missing value and a little bit of FPS etc. Very good work sir, godspeed ya flaming demon of the darkest skies.
Wow this is just a ton of info. Great video. I had been playing my AK AQ hands in the early levels all wrong for so long. Just that tip alone makes the video for me.... but there is just so much more here to digest above and beyond that.
sorry basic question here, I am not a native english speaker, what does spew means applied to poker? I guess something to do with being overly aggressive or loose, but dont know exactly...
If you make dumb plays you tend to spew chips. Kinda like giving them away.
Great video and really excited about the series. I have a couple of questions. First of all what are your feelings about playing high implied odds hands like Axs and SC's in the early game. Just always fold? Also, when folded to us in late position we should just go ahead and open all PP's right? Thanks!
Great job Alex,
Around 58:00 it was the KK in the BB hand... flop was JA9 2 spades... hero raises the villain and villain folds. How often are you showing your cards in this kind of spot? Never? Sometimes? Would it benefit to show hands like this early on for added table image, or just keep them guessing?
Once again excellent video, keep up the great work
edit: +1 to the tourney forum
I know nothing about SnG's, so this was pretty fascinating stuff.
AMT, I'd be really interested to hear what kind of players you think are suited to SnG's.
Judging by various things you said in Ep. 1, it struck me that weak-tight players, non-mathematically inclined players and patient players would all be suited to SnG's.
Seems to me that all the things that hurt these kinds of players in cash games - fear of aggression, complex real-time equity calculations, the need to fight for every pot, the action junkie nature of SH games - are much less of a drawback in SnG's.
Would be interested to hear your opinion. Looking forward to Ep. 2.
Hey thanks for the comments everyone! Seems like a positive response, glad you all enjoyed the first episode.
I'm on my way out but I'll try to touch on these questions:
I'd argue that the 6 mans, especially at low levels, are definitely more fishy and generally have weaker fields. The thing is you can't play as many at once, and ranges need to open up early. Also, the bubble and itm play are a bit deeper stacked (20-30bb range a lot of the time) so this adds a different dynamic. I'd say that 6 mans are pretty profitable and maybe moreso than the 9s at the lowest levels, but the thing is, more than one "good regular" in your 6 max sng's and it really kills your winrate, so it's a delicate balancing act and I do enjoy both though most of my sng volume is at full tables.
Re: spew- the term just means going overly crazy with hands, FPSing, throwing chips in in bad spots, etc... negatively con notated way of saying "you're putting too many chips into the pot"
lol- thanks, I think.
I guess I'll save all of the individual thank you's for the compliments....but thanks everyone else. I'll return to touch on the rest of these comments later. Good luck grinding DCers! Double VPP week on stars for those of you who play there!