Monday, February 20, 2006

Think about it

Party Poker has changed their Single Table Tournaments (SNGs) so now you start with 2000 chips. The blinds don't increase fast enough to be a significant factor on whether you will play a hand until probably an hour into the tourney.

Now, the vast majority of the players at Party Poker are still used to the 800 chip tourneys where there was blind pressure 15 minutes into the tourney. The very same tournaments where I had a standing over/under bet on a player going out on the first hand at a half. And the OVER hit so often I was thinking of changing it to one and a half.

Party Poker SNGs have to be the biggest donkey-fests on earth. The play at the lower levels will absolutely make you laugh out LOUD as you see someone bet $20 into a $2000 pot. As you go up in levels, you realize that these are just the same idiots with more money or less self-control.

These fishies will eventually adjust to the new game and they will stop feeling like someone is standing on their neck demanding they go all-in sometime during the first round.

Until then GET YOUR ASS INTO THESE GAMES AND TAKE AS MUCH MONEY OUT OF THEM AS YOU CAN.

Just a little tip from your Uncle Duggle. Share the love.

3 comments:

Nick Christy said...

I can not tell you how many times I have seen that exact situation on party. Someone make a small bet into a huge pot, and it puts you into an akward situation... If you have a betting hand but not a raising hand do you call their stupid bet or do you raise to adjust it to the appropriate level? My money is on the raise, but then again my money is often in the donkeys pocket.

TripJax said...

or the opposite, they push $2000 into a $30 pot.

either way, duggle is right, we must exploit posthaste!

Nick Christy said...

That's right, I love hearing bad beat stories that start off... " this guy sucked out on me when he called my all in preflop with only 10J. My A7 had him dominated until...."