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Two Weeks of New PSO Format - a Personal Perspective

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  • Two Weeks of New PSO Format - a Personal Perspective

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    Last edited by EdinFreeMan; Mon Aug 29, 2011, 07:38 PM.
    4 Time Bracelet Winner



  • #2
    Top post Edin m8 - i enjoyed reading that - you make a number of valid points. umbup: Best of luck at the tables. B

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    • #3
      Very well said Ed umbup:umbup:umbup:

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      • #4
        Couldn't agree with you more.Very valid points you bring up.

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        • #5
          great post edin,

          at the start of the premier league i was very sceptical about the format of it, the way we all become shortstacked after the 1st hour. got off to a good start with an 8th but felt that was a beginners luck tourney as after that i had a bad few days and thought i was sucking but having analsyed my play i see i was playing too loose, running A10's into AK's and running AQ's into AK's, even running my AK into AA but since having looked at my play i've adjusted it ever so slightly and now i'm quite enjoying the premier league.

          my view on the clocking during tourneys is as follows, during the first hour i try not to clock unless i only have like 200 chips left and then i'd be clocking to minimse my losses. other than that i consider the first 5 levels as free hands in a sense cuz there are no antes involved, try and get in as many of them hands as you can for later on in the game. as soon as blinds are hitting 200/400 i'm getting my clocking on the go purely to put pressure on the shortstacks. at 200/400 and 300/600 most of the field disappaers and we go thru the break even stage.

          having looked at the scores of people who just about get itm compared with those who just fall short i'm seeing that there is not much difference between the 2, usually a max of 5 points difference whereas to finish as high as 18th instead of just in itm is a huge difference so im thinking that losing your chips trying to get itm might not be the best play whereas to finish just outside itm trying to get a big stack to get you to the final 2 tables is a better result imo.

          anyways good luck all

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          • #6
            Hi Ed,

            I agree with most of what you say, and having played only 5 games my perspective may not count for much, but I am beginning to get a bit concerned about a few things that I have noticed.

            There would appear to be a lot more luck involved in running deep rather than poker skill. Only rarely have I seen play go beyond the flop, someone seems to be all in pre or on the flop and the number of times the better hand gets hammered is quite amazing. I am not talking about my own hands here but my observations of others play.

            In my opinion, based on the few tournies I have observed, the virtual absence of post flop play, is not a recipe for improving anyone's play beyond the PL. I also fail to understand why everyone is running the clock when the blind and ante structure make it such an unattractive proposition. After two and half hours of this type of play I found myself going all in out of boredom because my brain was going to explode. Maybe, when I have more time to play and perhaps be in a more competitive position, I will be able to exercise the patience and discipline for what appears to be a five to six hour mind numbing grind.

            As I said these are just observations on a limited sample and I need to play more and adapt to the new dynamic in order to make a real value judgement as to whether it will help improve one's poker game or not. At least come September I will have the joy of being back in the Open League and then the PL may seem like a godsend

            TC

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            • #7
              also has anyone seen anything fishy in these tournaments yet?? i only ask this as i was at a table few days ago and a shortsatck pushed all 810 chips in at the 400/800 level and it all folded around to the BB who elected to fold when getting like 180 to 1 odds. both were from germany....

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              • #8
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                Last edited by EdinFreeMan; Mon Aug 29, 2011, 07:38 PM.
                4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                • #9
                  premier league

                  with the blind structure it may look like luck gets rewarded more then skill but i do beleave ps had no choice but making the blind structure the way it is was because to cut down on the number off people sitting out and running the clock,overall like this structure better then last months because in any other tournament like this one there is a skill needed to adapt to it,gl at the tables everyone
                  3 Time Bracelet Winner


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                  • #10
                    HEY A COUPLE OF TIMES I WAS ON THE BUTTON AND FOLDED THEN SAW THE SB AND BB WERE SITTING OUT
                    SOMETIMES IN THE PSO YOU JUST GET SO USED TO FOLDING YOU CAN'T STOP YOURSELF




                    sometimes i laugh so hard tears run down my leg

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                    • #11
                      yeah i hear ya man, missed out on chips b4 folding to the peeps who were sitting out. i gave them both the benefit of the doubt at the time. didn't follow through with it at all.

                      anyways..

                      good luck

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                      • #12
                        Nice post Ed, But the prize structure still stinks for us 20 vpp's. $2 for being in the top 100 come on thats shocking.
                        2012 Double Bracelet Winner
                        Bracelet Winner

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