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Cooperative Play in Hyper Turbos

Knowing how to use it in your own best interests

by Matt Lessinger |  Published: Oct 15, 2010


One of the traits of a winning hyperturbo sit-and-go (HT) player is knowing when and how to play cooperatively. Just so that there are no misunderstandings, let me make a distinction here. Collusion is when two or more players begin an HT as partners. They have a financial stake in one another, and therefore take actions to maximize each partner’s chances of winning. It’s a clear form of cheating, and you can expect to have your online account frozen if you’re dumb enough to attempt it. On the other hand, cooperation is when it’s in your own best interests to avoid a confrontation with a particular opponent. Instead, you both have the common goal of going after someone else. Cooperative play might not sound kosher at first, but it’s a completely legal and accepted practice. For example, you’re playing a WSOP super satellite in which the top eight finishers receive ...

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