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The Hyperturbo Bubble

A recommended strategy

by Matt Lessinger |  Published: Apr 02, 2010


As I alluded to in a previous column, I’ve played a few thousand hyperturbo sit-and-gos (HTs) over the past few months. And given that I’m seeing new opponents in them on a regular basis, I have to believe that they are gaining popularity. As such, they probably deserve a little more attention. A typical HT is six-handed, and each player begins with 500 in chips. The blinds start at 25-50 and double every three minutes. The top two players win about 2.5 times their buy-in, while third place basically gets his money back. On a whim, I did a Web search for HT strategy just to see what’s out there. A lot of what I saw was fairly straightforward, such as the need to play aggressively, to push with any decent hand, and so on. But something else that was consistently stressed was the need to avoid the bubble, which ...

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